Archive for February, 2010

What a Success! Kids Wish Network Gives Thanks for their Network of “Guardian Angels” at the 2010 International Toy Fair in New York

Posted in Press Releases on February 26th, 2010

HOLIDAY, Fla. – Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for suffering children, had the chance to extend its appreciation to their many wonderful donors at the International Toy Fair in New York this past week.

This was Kids Wish Network’s 8th year attending the International Toy Fair, held in New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and we were more than excited. Once there, we set up our booth, which was donated to us once again by Toy Industry Association. For this amazing generosity, we were pleased to present the TIA’s president, Carter Keithley, with a plaque to show our appreciation.

Throughout the four exciting and busy days of the toy fair, we met with and were able to give our personal thanks and “lucky” Guardian Angel coins to the many companies and people who have donated their products and services to us over the past year. These donations help make our mission possible and have helped us reach thousands of children through our Gift Bank program, which provides toys and gifts to children in the care of pediatric facilities nationwide.

Our representatives were also able to meet many new contacts in the amazing world of toys. It is heartwarming and exciting when people express an interest in helping us help the kids.

In addition to giving thanks to past donors and meeting new contacts, our Kids Wish Network crew was also able to witness the introduction of many new and exciting products to the international toy market in a bright and bustling environment. We couldn’t believe all the wonderful items we saw that would be absolutely perfect for the playrooms in the hospitals we serve!

Our time at the International Toy Fair was a wonderful 4 days and a true success. Thank you to all who helped make it possible.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys or merchandise appropriate for children aged 3 to 18, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciated! 

Kids 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.

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: Editorial Staff

Help Color Their World: Kids Wish Network is in Desperate Need of Crayons and Coloring Books for Children in Crisis

Posted in Press Releases on February 19th, 2010

Holiday, FL –  Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization that serves children with life-threatening illnesses, is desperate for your help! We are in need of donations of crayons and coloring books!


 

After working with children in crisis for over 12 years, we at Kids Wish Network have found that some of the simplest things that children truly love are coloring books and crayons. Despite the demand for high-tech gadgets, crayons and coloring books remain on the top of the list of the most desirable toys.


 Coloring is a calming and relaxing activity for kids who are suffering from illnesses, distressed while dealing with harsh circumstances like homelessness or trying to cope with other traumatic situations such as abuse.
Probably because of their worldwide appeal to children of all ages and situations, coloring books and crayons are some of the hardest products to secure in donations.

With the economic climate of the country today, it’s becoming harder and harder to find donations at all, let alone ones that fit the needs of our kids. We are understanding of this difficulty, but the children still need our help; without your assistance, we cannot give these kids the joy they so deserve during their times of need.

We work hard each and every day, all year round to bring joy to some very courageous kids through our gift giving Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. This program distributes thousands of dollars worth of toys and games directly to children within approximately 150 hospitals and child care facilities across the country all year round.

Because of the difficult economic times, more and more people are flooding into homeless and abuse shelters, many bringing their children, who have little to make them smile. This is where Kids Wish Network works best, bringing happiness to the lives of these kids.  

In order to bring joy to these very deserving children, we rely on the generosity of toy manufacturers and companies nationwide to donate their products to be given to these children. It has been proven that toys help alleviate fears and anxieties by allowing children to temporarily forget about the pain and fear often accompanying scary and uncertain circumstances.

If your company manufactures or distributes any coloring books or crayons, 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.

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: Editorial Staff

Time to Get Pampered: Camille Beckman Donates an Amazing Amount of Bath and Body Products for Kids and Teens across the Country

Posted in Press Releases on February 12th, 2010

Holiday, FL- The people at Kids Wish Network are overjoyed and excited because they just received wonderful donation of toiletry gifts from Camille Beckman, who produce some of the most desired creams and lotions in the world.

Girls who are in the care of hospitals and care facilities across the nation will be smiling and enjoying a new level of comfort, thanks to the exceptional generosity of Camille Beckman, who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their amazing merchandise to national children’s charity, Kids Wish Network.

This latest wonderful donation came to a retail value of approximately $110,000 and consisted of beautifully scented creams, lotions, sprays, powders, travel kits and other fantastic toiletries.  These particular items are extremely popular with teenage girls, a group for whom it is sometimes difficult to secure gifts for, especially in today’s unstable economic environment.

Camille Beckman in Idaho "is known worldwide for the quality of their creams and lotions."

Their donation of fantastic bath and body products will go a very long way in helping to ease the feelings of discomfort that these kids and teens may experience while in the care of pediatric hospitals and facilities. Children’s care providers and specialists all over the United States will be extremely excited to receive these amazingly comfortable products, and Kids Wish Network simply cannot express enough thanks and gratitude to Camille Beckman for their magnificent donation.

There is nothing better than seeing a smile dawn on the face of a child or teen 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 Camille Beckman. 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 Camille Beckman, 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

Help Color Their World: Kids Wish Network is in Desperate Need of Crayons and Coloring Books for Children in Crisis

Posted in Press Releases on February 5th, 2010

Holiday, FL –  Kids Wish Network, a nationally recognized 501 (c) 3 organization that serves children with life-threatening illnesses, is desperate for your help! We are in need of donations of crayons and coloring books!

After working with children in crisis for over 12 years, we at Kids Wish Network have found that some of the simplest things that children truly love are coloring books and crayons. Despite the demand for high-tech gadgets, crayons and coloring books remain on the top of the list of the most desirable toys.

Coloring is a calming and relaxing activity for kids who are suffering from illnesses, distressed while dealing with harsh circumstances like homelessness or trying to cope with other traumatic situations such as abuse.
Probably because of their worldwide appeal to children of all ages and situations, coloring books and crayons are some of the hardest products to secure in donations.

With the economic climate of the country today, it’s becoming harder and harder to find donations at all, let alone ones that fit the needs of our kids. We are understanding of this difficulty, but the children still need our help; without your assistance, we cannot give these kids the joy they so deserve during their times of need.

We work hard each and every day, all year round to bring joy to some very courageous kids through our gift giving Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. This program distributes thousands of dollars worth of toys and games directly to children within approximately 150 hospitals and child care facilities across the country all year round.

Because of the difficult economic times, more and more people are flooding into homeless and abuse shelters, many bringing their children, who have little to make them smile. This is where Kids Wish Network works best, bringing happiness to the lives of these kids.  

In order to bring joy to these very deserving children, we rely on the generosity of toy manufacturers and companies nationwide to donate their products to be given to these children. It has been proven that toys help alleviate fears and anxieties by allowing children to temporarily forget about the pain and fear often accompanying scary and uncertain circumstances.

If your company manufactures or distributes any coloring books or crayons, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciated

Kids 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.

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.