WWE Community’s vision is to build a universe of passionate fans, employees and WWE Superstars dedicated to providing hope, creating inclusion, empowering communities and recognizing service. Each of these pillars serve to further align our community outreach efforts with the WWE brand while creating a lasting impact for new and existing partners.
With giving back rooted in WWE’s DNA, WWE employees express an eagerness to participate in more charitable giving initiatives, whether it is aligning themselves with WWE’s current community partners or organizations that are near and dear to their hearts personally.
In 2020, WWE launched the WWE Community Engagement Council whose mission is to create programs that engage employees around Community and Service. Today, now a group of nearly 40 strong, avid individuals, the Council looked for innovative ways to engage our local communities where we work and live.
Throughout the 2021 holiday season, WWE employees joined forces to volunteer their time and resources to create one-of-a-kind, memorable moments that helped uplift and empower communities both near and far.
Showing we are stronger when we come together, WWE employees joined forces with our larger-than-life Superstars to spread the message of positivity and provide support to our national and local partners across the country. Led by WWE’s Community Engagement Council and WWE Global Ambassador Titus O’Neil, one of the most philanthropic Superstars in WWE history, WWE developed a comprehensive program for the organization’s second annual Season of Giving designed to help those during the holiday season.
Throughout WWE’s 2021 Season of Giving, WWE employees and Superstars supported the following organizations:
- CT Foodshare / City Harvest Mobile Market: To celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, WWE supported CT Foodshare and City Harvest, providing resources for those who are food insecure in the NYC region leading into WWE’s premium live event Survivor Series, held November 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
- Make-A-Wish CT: WWE had 50 volunteers support the Make-A-Wish CT Winter Wonderland creating a fun and festive experience for 300 wish kids and their families who have been isolated and awaiting their wishes to be granted due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- Boys & Girls Club of Orlando Universal: WWE has a strong presence throughout the Florida region with WWE’s weekly programming, NXT on USA Network, emanating live from the Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, FL. WWE employees headquartered in Florida and NXT Superstars gathered gifts for the BGC of Orlando Universal. Additionally, 13 NXT Superstars went to the Club to deliver the gifts and sing holiday songs with Club members. NXT Superstars also participated in the SeaWorld Orlando Ride-A-Thon to raise money for local partner, Give Kids the World, an organization that provides transformative weeklong wish vacations to critically ill children and their families.
- Boys & Girls Club of Stamford Teen and Elementary Club: WWE’s support of the BGC continued with gathering of gifts for the teens of Stamford, CT, where WWE is headquartered. In addition to collecting gifts, employees went to the BGC elementary club to celebrate the holidays with 150 kids by making holiday decorations for the classroom, decorating holiday cookies and enjoying pizza provided by the Colony Pizza truck.
- Boys & Girls Club of LA Gift Card Collection: WWE employees collected more than 300 cards $5 e-gift cards to Target to support BGC LA Gift Card collection. Additionally through his foundation, the Bullard Family Foundation, Titus O’Neil provided 750 e-gift cards.
- New Mother Drive: In support of the Stamford Chamber of Commerce, WWE employees donated wipes, diapers, formula and new blankets to new mothers.
An inspirational program, together, our community partners, WWE Superstars and dedicated employees grew stronger together to bring hope and joy to countless individuals and families. Highlights include:
- Volunteer participation more than doubled YOY.
- WWE’s Season of Giving served more than 2,500 individuals and families in less than a month.
- For CT Foodshare and City Harvest Mobile Market, WWE employees collected food, donated groceries and staffed a mobile market providing fresh fruits and vegetables to more than 500 people. Together we provided 10,000 meals for those in need in the NY/CT tri-state area and donated 200 lbs. of food that was distributed to CT residents.
- The Make-A-Wish CT Winter Wonderland received 100% sign up in less than 2 hours and families are already looking to participate again.
- Collected 400 gifts for the BGC of Orlando Universal.
- WWE delivered $12,000 worth of gifts to 150 teens BGC of Stamford.