Barbie to donate dolls to the kids of first responders

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Barbie to donate dolls to the kids of first responders

Here's something nice for the children of first responders: Mattel, the toy company that produces Barbie, announced on Wednesday that it will be donating one doll for every eligible career doll — dolls that include outfits and accessories representative of particular jobs, like engineers or news anchors — purchased between May 14 and 17 to the First Responders Children's Foundation

The foundation offers financial support to children who've lost a parent who was working as a first responder, as well as families facing serious financial hardship as the result of other tragic circumstances. 

Barbie career dolls and playsets eligible for the promotion will be included on Barbie.com/Careers beginning Wednesday at 12 a.m. EDT, according to an email sent to Mashable from a Mattel representative. (Prices for the dolls and playsets donated range from $9.99 to $19.99.) Per the representative, in addition to Barbie.com, participating retailers also include Walmart.com, Target.com, Amazon.com, and Kohls.com. The donation will be for 30,000 products, which will make for a total donation value between $300,000 and $600,000, according to a Mattel representative. Read more...

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