The LEGO Group helped support over 1.2 million children through donations, local community engagement and other charitable efforts in 2021.
As part of the financial report for the first half of 2021, the LEGO Group has outlined the finer details of their business operations but also took the time to mention how they have been continuing to help develop children by learning through play via the LEGO Foundation.
Over 1.2 million children were supported through $235 million in donations provided to agencies, including $150 million entirely dedicated to relief and recovery in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also in that total was $23 million to drive access to quality education and $15.7 million to charities assisting families in Haiti and Afghanistan.
“Whether it’s in times of acute need or helping a child develop new skills that will last a lifetime, LEGO play and the LEGO brand can, and will, make a difference. We’re proud to be in this position and are committed to doing all we can to continue to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow.”
The LEGO Group’s financial results for the first half of 2021 also revealed when the company will begin phasing paper bags in official sets instead of the plastic variety, following a successful trial.