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Hasbro transforms into North Pole for the day

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By: Melissa Randall

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Hasbro's Pawtucket headquarters is looking more and more like Santa's workshop these days. On Friday the hallway, dubbed Main Street, inside their building, was transformed and elves could be seen working diligently at stations.

The toy company is holding a company–wide day of service called "Hasbro Global Day of Joy." Their goal is to make sure that 'Ol Saint Nick has all the help he needs to get all the good boys and girls their gifts this Christmas.

"I think he would be so happy with the work that we're doing," said Kevin Colman, lead Elf.

The holiday season is the company's busiest time of year. In fact CEO Brian Goldner says his e–mail's inbox is full of letters addressed to Mr. Clause.

"I take no credit as the real Santa Clause, we all know he's busy preparing the sleigh. We're just trying to help," said Goldner.

Santa's helpers are also packaging more than 136,000 thousand meals that will be delivered to food pantries and schools across the state of Rhode Island.

"We know that as givers we get far more for that giving than sometimes even the recipient," said Goldner.

The holiday magic also spread across the street to the Goff School where students were given tape and blank walls, then told to let their imaginations run wild. The result was tape–art murals that will remain up until the upcoming school break.

The volunteerism isn't just happening at Hasbro's Pawtucket location. 5,000 employees across the world are taking part in it in 35 countries.

All the toys will be delivered to charitable organizations across the globe.

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