Holiday, FL – As charities around them were closing their doors due to the difficulty of the economic climate, nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization Kids Wish Network and their band of “Guardian Angels” began working towards helping local facilities through their unique Gift Bank program.
Kids Wish Network’s Gift Bank program is designed to bring joy to children at facilities such as hospitals, homeless shelters and many different specialized programs through the use of brand new donated toys, games and electronics from many of the top manufacturers nationwide. Once received by Kids Wish Network, these amazing items are distributed directly to the facilities and into the hands of thousands of children and teens. In other words, Kids Wish Network helps them to help the kids!
With our country’s ongoing economic struggle, it is becoming more and more difficult for people to give, causing a chain reaction that is severely crippling charitable institutions nationwide. Here in Florida, the situation is no different. With such an increased need in the local communities, Holiday-based organization, Kids Wish Network, is ready for the immediate distribution of their donations. While constantly adding to their ongoing list of facilities that serve the homeless, abused, disadvantaged, underprivileged children, Kids Wish Network looks only to help the children affected by such terrible times.
Seeing that hundreds of local child care programs and facilities were struggling in this difficult economic climate, Kids Wish Network stepped forward and saw to it that approximately $380,000 worth of fantastic toys, games and other items were distributed between facilities located throughout Pasco, Pinellas, Citrus, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.
These recipients accepted their Gift Banks with great enthusiasm; they were both shocked and greatly surprised to receive such large amounts of high quality merchandise. According to one local program director, there were “Surprises in every carton…that’s what we experienced when we began opening the boxes from the Kids Wish Network…Our excitement at having gifts was delightful…Your generosity is heartwarming.” The folks of Kids Wish Network are only too happy to have made a difference and will continue to try and meet the needs of their community, as well as continuing on their nationwide mission.
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