Archive for January, 2009

Kids Wish Network and Megatrux, Inc. Lend a Helping Hand

Posted in Press Releases on January 30th, 2009

Holiday, FL –Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization that serves thousands of sick children nationwide has started their new year out well by helping many hospitals and facilities nationwide through their Gift Bank program.

 

During this past month, Kids Wish Network worked tirelessly to pack and send over $155,000 worth of fantastic toys and games for thousands of children in child care facilities nationwide to enjoy! These particular recipient facilities were scattered across several states including Illinois, North Dakota, Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota and Indiana.

 

Of course, Kids Wish Network could not have done it alone; by their side was the global freight management company, Megatrux, Inc. This longtime treasured “Guardian Angel” saw that each and every toy donation and packed “gift bank” arrived at their destinations quickly and safely. As in the Megatrux motto, Kids Wish Network “named it” and Megatrux “moved it!”

 

This unique Gift Bank program was designed to bring joy to children at facilities such as hospitals, police departments, homeless shelters, and many different specialized programs. The beautiful toys, games and electronics are donated by many manufacturers nationwide. Once received by Kids Wish Network, these amazing products are distributed directly to the facilities and into the hands of thousands of children and teens. We would like to take this time to thank all of these generous and caring companies that have become a part of our growing “Guardian Angel” family. Without your help, none of this would come about.  Thanks to all of you!

 

For more information on Kids Wish Network please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Editorial Staff

CSX Intermodal, Pendergrass, Inc., Come to the Rescue of Ailing Teens

Posted in Press Releases on January 23rd, 2009

Holiday, Fla. – Pendergrass, Inc., recently donated over $150,000 worth of fabulous beauty and relaxation products to Kids Wish Network.  CSX Intermodal’s “Keep on Moving” program minimized the daunting task of transferring such a large donation to Kids Wish Network’s distribution center by transporting all 18 pallets from Chaffee, Mo., to Holiday, Fla., so that hundreds of wonderful, deserving teens may be comforted in their hour of need.

 

CSX Intermodal came in like a knight in shining armor and delivered the popular beauty products and personal care items halfway across the U.S. to our distribution center.  It is extremely challenging to garner donations that are appealing to patients who are aged 13-18, so we are ecstatic that CSX has assisted us in retrieving these pampering products that teens cherish.  Kids Wish Network’s distribution center will now facilitate the delivery of these treasured items into the hands of frightened or anxious teens at hospitals and pediatric centers throughout the nation. 

 

There is nothing better than the excitement and surprise expressed on the face of a young person who is bravely battling back from disease or recovering from an accident, and Kids Wish Network is overjoyed to create these memorable moments with the help of wonderful “Guardian Angels” like Pendergrass, Inc., and CSX Intermodal.  We offer our sincere thanks to these companies and others like them who help us to spread cheer year-round!

 

For more information on Kids Wish Network please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Editorial Staff

Desperately Seeking Products for Sick Teens!

Posted in Press Releases on January 16th, 2009

Holiday, FL –Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization that serves sick children is desperate for your help! We work hard each and every day to bring joy to some very courageous kids through our wish granting services and our gift giving programs. In order to do this, we rely on the generosity of toy manufacturers and companies nationwide to donate their products to be given to these children. Nothing brings a smile to a child’s face more quickly than receiving a brand new toy or game!

 

Sadly, our teenagers are often neglected in our efforts! It is extremely challenging for us to garner donations geared towards kids between the ages of 12 and 18! We do our best to fill our wish boxes and to stock teen rooms at hospitals and children’s care facilities across the country with items appealing to teens, but it is very difficult as we are seriously lacking items for them. As everyone knows, teenagers are very gadget oriented! 

 

At this time, we are desperately seeking any of the following items for our teens: electronic hand held games, game system games for all game systems, DVD’s for older kids, listening devices including ipods and MP3 players and books for teens.  

 

If your company manufactures or distributes any of these products, 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 would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Robyn Larson

Kids Wish Network to the Rescue!

Posted in Press Releases on January 9th, 2009

Holiday, FL –Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization that serves thousands of sick children nationwide has finished off the year by helping out many local hospitals and facilities through their Gift Bank program.

 

During this past holiday season, Kids Wish Network “came to the rescue” of several local child care programs and facilities that were struggling in this difficult economic climate; they donated well over $110,000 worth of fantastic toys and games for the local children to enjoy!
These recipients accepted their Gift Banks with great enthusiasm; according to one local program director, there were “Surprises in every carton…that’s what we experienced when we began opening the 66 boxes from the Kids Wish Network…Our excitement at having gifts this time of the year was delightful…Your generosity is heartwarming.”

 

This unique Gift Bank program was designed to bring joy to children at facilities such as hospitals, police departments, homeless shelters, and many different specialized programs. The beautiful toys, games and electronics are donated by many manufacturers nationwide. Once received by Kids Wish Network, these amazing products are distributed directly to the facilities and into the hands of thousands of children and teens. The amazing success of this Gift Bank program is due to the generosity of these various toy and shipping companies. We would like to take this time to thank all of these generous and caring companies that have become a part of our growing ‘Guardian Angel’ family. Without your help, none of this would have come about.  Thanks to all of you!

 

For more information on Kids Wish Network please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Editorial Staff

Hope for a Bright New Year at Kids Wish Network

Posted in Press Releases on January 2nd, 2009

Hope for a Bright New Year at Kids Wish Network

 

Holiday, FL –Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization that serves thousands of sick children nationwide is starting their new year off with a bang, but they need your help!
Despite the tough economic climate of the past year, Kids Wish Network has gone on to serve approximately 80 facilities (including hospitals, police departments, homeless shelters, youth centers and many different specialized programs) by shipping toys and games directly to the facilities. Once there, these amazing products are distributed directly into the hands of thousands of children and teens. Kids Wish Network’s “new year’s resolution” for 2009 is to far exceed this number for last year and send out more Gift Banks than ever before! That’s where you come in: we need your help to replenish the toys and electronic games that are so desperately needed for these wonderful children.
We work hard each and every day to bring joy to these courageous kids through our wish granting services and our gift giving programs. In order to do this, we rely on the generosity of toy and electronics manufacturers and companies nationwide to donate their products to be given to these children. Nothing brings a smile to a child’s face more quickly than receiving a brand new toy or game!
Sadly, our teenagers are often neglected in our efforts! It is extremely challenging for us to garner donations geared towards kids between the ages of 12 and 18! We do our best to fill our wish boxes and to stock teen rooms at hospitals and children’s care facilities across the country with items appealing to teens, but it is very difficult as we are seriously lacking items for them. As everyone knows, teenagers are very gadget oriented! 
At this time, we are desperately seeking any of the following items for our teens: electronic hand held games, game system games for all game systems, DVD’s for older kids, listening devices including iPods and MP3 players as well as books for teens.  
If your company manufactures or distributes any of these products, 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 would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.
Written by: Editorial Staff