Archive for July, 2008

Kids Wish Network Brings Cheer to Kids at Georgetown University Hospital

Posted in Press Releases on July 18th, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Being in the hospital is definitely no fun and for kids having to go in for medical treatment, it’s not only no fun, but it’s also oftentimes scary and uncomfortable. One thing that definitely helps is getting to pick out a brand new toy when they arrive. Thanks to Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank, hospital visits are getting a lot easier for kids at Georgetown University Hospital. The Gift Bank is an uplifting, gift-giving event that brings cheer to children admitted to the hospital for treatment. The organization is honored to be able to provide toys with a retail value of over $60,000 to the hospital through its unique Holiday of Hope Gift Bank.
This special Gift Bank was delivered to Georgetown by Fed Ex. As always, this amazing company comes through time and time again to make sure that kids all over the country get their toys. And the kids in D.C. couldn’t be happier.
The hospital is also thrilled with the gifts. “The gift bank is AWESOME because we get to share with all the other parts of the hospital that cater to pediatric patients such as radiology, same day surgery, the ER and multiple clinics,” said Linda Kim, Child Life Specialist at Georgetown University Hospital.
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 and games, 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.
Georgetown Pediatrics is a "Hospital for Children" within one of the nation’s best University Hospitals-Georgetown University Hospital. 

Georgetown Pediatrics is proud of its ability to provide cutting-edge pediatric care, high frequency ventilation, brain surgery and bone marrow, liver and small bowel transplantation while maintaining an environment of care that supports an active role of the patients and families in every day care decisions. 

Child Life is a program within Georgetown Pediatrics that provides therapeutic play and recreational activities to endure that the child’s time in the hospital does not always feel like the hospital. 

 

Written by   Robyn Larson

JAKKS Pacific Partners with Kids Wish Network to Bring Joy to Sick Kids

Posted in Press Releases on July 18th, 2008

Kids Wish Network

4060 Louis Avenue

Holiday, Florida 34691
CONTACT: Barbara Askin
Director of Distribution Center
(727) 937-3600/ (888) 918-9004

Email: barbara@kidswishnetwork.org

 

 

Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization, dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the qualify of life for children, would like to send HUGE kudos to JAKKS Pacific, Inc. one of the country’s top toy manufacturers and distributors. Some incredibly brave children all across America are smiling thanks to JAKKS™, which generously donated fabulous toys and games to Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center, which Kids Wish Network will ship to almost 10,000 sick kids everywhere! Thanks, JAKKS Pacific – you’re the best and a true ‘Guardian Angel’!!

JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products, has been a long time sponsor and supporter of Kids Wish Network. Through its philanthropic division, JAKKS Cares™, the Company has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of brand new, top of the line toys to the charity. JAKKS has generously provided Kids Wish Network with everything from handheld electronic games and Plug It In And Play TV Games®, to arts and crafts kits, action figures and more.
These special items are included in Kids Wish Network’s unique Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, an uplifting program that brings cheer to children admitted to the hospital for treatment. The donated toys are placed in pediatric care facilities all across America and are given to the children when they arrive for treatment. These precious treasures go a long way in easing the fears and anxieties these brave little warriors associate with medical care. Doctors and nurses all agree: Sometimes a smile can be the very best medicine!
JAKKS Pacific® toys are also included in Kids Wish Network’s special gift boxes that are shipped out to wish kids all over the United States.
Barbara Askin, Director of Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center, said the charity has enjoyed a long and treasured partnership with JAKKS Pacific, Inc. “JAKKS Pacific is a huge part of what we do everyday. They are always so eager to help us bring smiles to thousands of children across the country! Their toys and games have brought so much joy to kids who are battling some serious health challenges and who are spending time in the hospital. We truly value the continued support of this amazing company!”
Kids Wish Network would also like recognize Megatrux, Inc., another longtime friend and supporter of the charity, and which deserves enormous thanks for so generously delivering these toys to hospitals nationwide. Particularly in these difficult economic times, this extraordinary company comes through time and time again, going above and beyond to make sure that all of our kids get their toys. There are not enough ways to say, “Thank you, Megatrux!” We couldn’t do what we do without you!

JAKKS Cares™ is the philanthropic division of leading US toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) Through JAKKS Cares initiatives, the Company utilizes JAKKS’ powerful resources and employees to assist needy children, families and pets around the world.  We are strongly committed to being philanthropic and socially responsible corporate citizens, and believe we can create change that will improve the lives and well-being of children for generations to come.  JAKKS Cares also seeks ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to help save our planet.

Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of its wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004. For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org
Written by: Robyn Larson

 

JAKKS Pacific Partners with Kids Wish Network to Bring Joy to Sick Kids

Posted in Press Releases on July 11th, 2008

Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization, dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the qualify of life for children, would like to send HUGE kudos to JAKKS Pacific, Inc. one of the country’s top toy manufacturers and distributors. Some incredibly brave children all across America are smiling thanks to JAKKS™, which generously donated fabulous toys and games to Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center, which Kids Wish Network will ship to almost 10,000 sick kids everywhere! Thanks, JAKKS Pacific – you’re the best and a true ‘Guardian Angel’!!
JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products, has been a long time sponsor and supporter of Kids Wish Network. Through its philanthropic division, JAKKS Cares™, the Company has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of brand new, top of the line toys to the charity. JAKKS has generously provided Kids Wish Network with everything from handheld electronic games and Plug It In And Play TV Games®, to arts and crafts kits, action figures and more.
These special items are included in Kids Wish Network’s unique Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, an uplifting program that brings cheer to children admitted to the hospital for treatment. The donated toys are placed in pediatric care facilities all across America and are given to the children when they arrive for treatment. These precious treasures go a long way in easing the fears and anxieties these brave little warriors associate with medical care. Doctors and nurses all agree: Sometimes a smile can be the very best medicine!
JAKKS Pacific® toys are also included in Kids Wish Network’s special gift boxes that are shipped out to wish kids all over the United States.
Barbara Askin, Director of Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center, said the charity has enjoyed a long and treasured partnership with JAKKS Pacific, Inc. “JAKKS Pacific is a huge part of what we do everyday. They are always so eager to help us bring smiles to thousands of children across the country! Their toys and games have brought so much joy to kids who are battling some serious health challenges and who are spending time in the hospital. We truly value the continued support of this amazing company!”
Kids Wish Network would also like recognize Megatrux, Inc., another longtime friend and supporter of the charity, and which deserves enormous thanks for so generously delivering these toys to hospitals nationwide. Particularly in these difficult economic times, this extraordinary company comes through time and time again, going above and beyond to make sure that all of our kids get their toys. There are not enough ways to say, “Thank you, Megatrux!” We couldn’t do what we do without you!

JAKKS Cares™ is the philanthropic division of leading US toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) Through JAKKS Cares initiatives, the Company utilizes JAKKS’ powerful resources and employees to assist needy children, families and pets around the world.  We are strongly committed to being philanthropic and socially responsible corporate citizens, and believe we can create change that will improve the lives and well-being of children for generations to come.  JAKKS Cares also seeks ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to help save our planet.

Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of its wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004. For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org
Written by: Robyn Larson