Archive for November, 2009

Kids Wish Network Brings Holiday Cheer to Programs and Facilities in their own “Backyard”

Posted in Press Releases on November 19th, 2009

Holiday, FL – Though their mission of helping children and pediatric care facilities is carried out all across the United States, nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization Kids Wish Network saw that the difficult economic climate was particularly devastating for the programs and facilities in their own backyard: the state of Florida. Because of the growing needs this created in the state, Kids Wish Network and their band of “Guardian Angels” came to the rescue for these programs and facilities with over $190,000 worth of toys and gifts given through their unique Gift Bank program.


 

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. Holiday-based organization, Kids Wish Network, is constantly adding to their ongoing list of facilities that serve the homeless, abused, disadvantaged and underprivileged children.


 

Seeing that hundreds of local child care programs, shelters and facilities were struggling in this difficult economic climate, Kids Wish Network stepped forward and saw to it that approximately $190,000 worth of fantastic toys, games and other items were distributed to the Tarpon Springs Police Department, CASA, Arnette House, Path of Citrus County, Children’s Medical Services and PARC in November alone!

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!

These Tampa Bay area recipients accepted their Gift Banks with great enthusiasm; they were both shocked and greatly surprised to receive such large amounts of high quality merchandise to give to the children they serve for the holiday season.


 The folks of Kids Wish Network are only too happy to have made a difference in their neighborhood. As they continue to try and meet the needs of their community, the people at Kids Wish Network are also working diligently in continuing on their nationwide mission of helping bring smiles to the faces of deserving children across the country.

 

If your company manufactures or distributes any toys, gifts, games, accessories, electronics or anything else geared towards children and teenagers, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciatedKids Wish Network is happy to announce that all donated items will be shipped via free freight within the United States. For more information, please call (727) 937-3600 or toll free at (888) 918-9004.
 
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.

Amazing Donation to Bring Overwhelming Joy to Kids across the Nation, Thanks to Fashion Angel Enterprises® and CSX Intermodal

Posted in Press Releases on November 13th, 2009

Holiday, FL- A beautiful donation of toys and gifts for girls worth over $300,000 from Fashion Angel Enterprises® was transported from Wisconsin to Florida by CSX Intermodal for the immediate distribution into the hands of deserving kids all over the U.S.

When it comes to making toys and gifts designed to make young girls smile, Fashion Angel Enterprises® knows exactly what they’re doing. For over ten years, Fashion Angel Enterprises®, formerly known as The Bead Shop®, have been designing and manufacturing products made especially for “tween” girls.

In addition to being one of the top manufacturers of fun products for young girls, Fashion Angel Enterprises® is also a treasured “Guardian Angel” for national children’s charity, Kids Wish Network. Since 2006, Fashion Angel Enterprises® has donated merchandise to Kids Wish Network for distribution through their gift-giving program that delivers “Holiday of Hope Gift Banks” to children’s care facilities such as hospitals and shelters.

Just recently, Kids Wish Network was informed that Fashion Angels Enterprises® had an amazing 42 pallets/2 truckloads worth of their wonderful “fashion-forward” toys including fashion doll design kits and colorful pencil sets for Kids Wish Network. The people at Kids Wish Network were overjoyed and very grateful for this outstanding generosity.
 
Although Kids Wish Network has a program that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses, this time they needed some help in granting their own “wish” of transporting these wonderful Fashion Angel Enterprises® products back to their warehouse; here is where Kids Wish Network’s own “angel,” CSX Intermodal, worked their special sort of “guardian angel magic.”

As they have helped Kids Wish Network many times in the past, CSX Intermodal was more than excited to help, and needed only an address to pick up the donation from. Through CSX’s amazing “Keep on Moving” program, the donation from Fashion Angel Enterprises® was transported all the way from Wisconsin to Kids Wish Network’s Florida doorstep.

“It was so exciting to see not only one, but two 53’ trailers pull up to our warehouse full of goodies for girls!”

The donation is now ready to be distributed directly into the hands of children in care facilities nationwide.

Without the kind donations of products and services by their network of “Guardian Angels” like Fashion Angels Enterprises® and CSX Intermodal, Kids Wish Network would not be able to continue bringing joy to children in special care facilities nationwide; for this, Kids Wish Network would like to extend their warmest and most sincere thanks to these amazing “Guardian Angel” companies.

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: Editorial Staff

King Features Syndicate Donates Amazing “Betty Boop” Items to Deserving Kids across the U.S.

Posted in Press Releases on November 9th, 2009

Holiday, FL- The people at Kids Wish Network are overjoyed and excited because they just received yet another donation of wonderful gifts from King Features Syndicate starring one of the most popular cartoon characters with girls across the United States!
Girls who are in the care of hospitals and care facilities across the nation are smiling and enjoying some real fun, thanks to the exceptional generosity of King Features Syndicate, who consistently donate “Betty Boop” merchandise to national children’s charity, Kids Wish Network.
These amazing donations consist of fabulous “Betty Boop” toys, purses, slippers, clothes and other assorted merchandise.  “Betty Boop” is extremely popular with teenage girls, a group for whom it is sometimes difficult to secure gifts for, especially in today’s unstable economic environment.
King Features Syndicate in New York is the “world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to newspapers. It is also a worldwide leader in merchandising and licensing.”
Their donation of “Betty Boop” toys and gifts go a very long way in helping to ease the fears and anxieties that children often experience while in the care of pediatric hospitals and facilities. Children’s care providers and specialists all over the United States are extremely excited to receive these beautiful classic toys and gifts, and Kids Wish Network simply cannot express enough thanks and gratitude to King Features Syndicate for their magnificent donation.
There is nothing better than seeing the excitement and surprise on the face of a child who is bravely battling a crippling disease or dealing with some awful circumstances and Kids Wish Network is overjoyed to facilitate these memorable moments.  Our mission would not be possible nor would we be able to make a difference in the lives of so many young people, were it not for caring organizations like King Features Syndicate. We offer our sincere thanks to this wonderful “Guardian Angel” and others like them who help us to spread cheer year-round to very deserving children.

 

For all of Kids Wish Network’s “Guardian Angels” like King Features Syndicate, and any companies thinking of joining this elite group, Kids Wish Network is happy to announce that all donated items will be shipped via free freight within the U.S. For more information, please call (727) 937-3600 or toll free at (888) 918-9004.
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