Archive for May, 2008

Kids Wish Network Needs Your Help!

Posted in Press Releases on May 30th, 2008

Holiday, FL – Kids Wish Network is thrilled to be able to bring joy to sick and injured children year round through its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank. These extraordinary Gift Banks provide brand new, top of the line toys and games to kids entering the hospital for treatment. Nothing cheers up a scared and anxious child faster than a new toy!

 

Just this last year, Kids Wish Network was pleased to serves approximately 50 hospitals all across America. The charity can’t continue this wonderful program, however, without the help of the countless toy manufacturers and distributors nationwide that donate toys to be given to these brave kids.

 

Currently, however, Kids Wish Network is experiencing a critical shortage of items for their teens! It’s very difficult to secure fun and exciting products for kids between the ages of 13 and 18 and sadly, they are often left out of the gift giving festivities because the charity just doesn’t have enough for that age demographic. None of these kids should ever be left out and that’s why Kids Wish Network is asking for your help!

 

If your company manufactures or distributes products geared towards teens including items such as gaming systems, electronics, cameras, DVD’s, game system games, hand held games, etc., please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciated!  Kids Wish Network will gladly pay for shipping within the continental U.S. 

 

Please join Kids Wish Network’s family of “Guardian Angels’! Together, we can all make a difference in the lives of some very special and courageous kids!

 

For more information on Kids Wish Network please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, or would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Robyn Larson

Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Arrives in North Dakota!

Posted in Press Releases on May 23rd, 2008

When it comes to making dreams come true for sick children, Kids Wish Network never stops coming up with exciting and creative ways to do just that. Take, for instance, the charity’s unique Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, which was created to bring comfort to pediatric patients. The Gift Bank provides brand new toys and games generously donated by some of America’s top toy manufacturers to children entering the hospital for medical care.

 

Altru Health System in Grand Forks, ND is the latest recipient of these wonderful items and the hospital couldn’t be happier with their delivery!

 

Melissa Ziegler, Child Life Specialist at Altru, said that the facility was thrilled with the toys. “Altru Health System is proud to work with such a wonderful organization. The gifts that we are able to give to the children bring smiles to their faces and provide them with hours of entertainment. It is one of the several things that we do to help make each stay a more positive one. Thanks Kids Wish Network!”   

 

And Kids Wish Network would like to thank Megatrux Inc. for so graciously sponsoring the delivery of these precious toys to hundreds of incredibly brave little boys and girls in Grand Forks!

 

For more information on Kids Wish Network’s programs and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

 

Written by: Robyn Larson

 

 

 

Kids Wish Network Brings Toys and Joy to the Little Patients at Hurley Medical Center

Posted in Press Releases on May 16th, 2008

Flint, MI – Some very special ‘Guardian Angels’ have helped Kids Wish Network bring smiles to hundreds of pediatric patients at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Thanks to the generosity of toy companies all across America, Kids Wish Network is able to bring its unique Holiday of Hope Gift Bank to the children receiving medical care at Hurley. The charity is honored to be able to provide toys with a retail value of over $60,000 to the hospital. This special event is being sponsored by Jack’s Commodore’s Club Members. Megatrux, Inc., a long time supporter of Kids Wish Network, graciously delivered the toys to the facility.
“The Kids Wish Network toy donation is a huge blessing for our hospital.  It allows us to give the children a special toy or gift to distract them during their hospital stay. The generous donation has an impact on a large number of children and we are so grateful to receive it,” said Lori Newton, Child Life Specialist for Hurley Medical Center.

 

As just one of the programs that makes Kids Wish Network different from similar organizations, its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank is a special program created to bring comfort to kids entering the hospital for medical care. The brand new toys, games and cuddly, stuffed animals, donated by some of America’s top toy manufacturers, are distributed to sick youngsters when they arrive to a children’s care facility. The Gift Banks help alleviate fears and anxieties by allowing children to temporarily forget about the stinging needles and uncomfortable procedures often endured while undergoing medical treatment.  

 

For more information on Kids Wish Network’s programs and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you know of a facility that could benefit from its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

 

Approaching its 100th anniversary, Hurley Medical Center is located in the city of Flint, Michigan, and serves as the regional safety-net hospital. As the largest children’s hospital in the area, Hurley’s pediatric patients are under the care of some of the best pediatric specialists with the support of the latest state of the art medical technology.

 

 

 

Written by   Robyn Larson

 

Kids Wish Network Delivers Joy to Sick Kids in Minneapolis

Posted in Press Releases on May 9th, 2008

Holiday, FL – Few things bring a smile to a sick child’s face faster than a brand new toy. There are a lot of smiles right now at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis thanks to Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank. This special program is an uplifting, gift-giving event that brings cheer to children admitted to the hospital for treatment.

 

Megatrux, Inc., a longtime supporter and treasured “Guardian Angel” of Kids Wish Network, delivered the toys safely into the hands of the kids! Kids Wish Network would also like to recognize Covanta Energy for so generously sponsoring this special event.

 

Kids Wish Network receives generous donations from some of America’s top toy manufacturers and distributors all over the country; these amazing shipments of toys and games are included in the Holiday of Hope Gift Banks that are shipped to participating hospitals and children’s care facilities nationwide.

 

Hennepin County Medical Center recently received their Gift Bank and the children at the facility couldn’t be happier! Being away from home and undergoing painful and uncomfortable medical procedures are incredibly scary experiences for these courageous kids; the toys they receive go a long way in bringing them comfort when they need it the most. Hennepin’s Gift Bank is valued at over $60,000 retail value worth of toys, games and stuffed, cuddly animals.
Children’s caregivers all agree: Sometimes a smile can be the best medicine!
For more information on Kids Wish Network’s programs and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Robyn Larson

Kids Wish Network Brings Holiday Cheer to Kids Year Round

Posted in Press Releases on May 2nd, 2008

Holiday, FL – Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank is an uplifting, gift-giving program that brings cheer to children admitted to the hospital for treatment. These Gift Banks provide emergency rooms, pediatric units, and other children’s care facilities with age appropriate toys that offer a welcome distraction to young patients from upsetting and often traumatic medical experiences. Emergency and hospital rooms can be frightening places for children and these special toys bring them comfort and joy when they need it the most.

 

The amazing success of this unique program is due to the generosity of toy companies and manufacturers all over the United States. Kids Wish Network would like to take this time to thank all of these generous and caring companies that have become a part of its growing ‘Guardian Angel’ family. Thanks to all of you!

 

Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI is Kids Wish Network’s most recent Holiday of Hope Gift Bank recipient, receiving $60,000 worth of toys for their pediatric patients. Wow! The staff at the hospital is thrilled with their extraordinary shipment of toys, games and cuddly, stuffed animals…not as thrilled however, as the kids! We hope they enjoy them!
For more information on Kids Wish Network’s programs and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Robyn Larson