Archive for April, 2010

Help Them to Play: Kids Wish Network is in Desperate Need of Dolls and Toy Cars for Children in Crisis

Posted in Press Releases on April 30th, 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 dolls and toy cars!

After working with children in crisis for over 12 years, we at Kids Wish Network have found that children truly love to play with classic toys, especially dolls and toy cars. Despite the demand for high-tech gadgets, dolls and toy cars remain on the top of the list of the most desirable toys.

Playing with a toy 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, toy cars and dolls are some of the hardest products to secure in donations; there is always a high demand for these classic toys. Without the assistance of the manufacturers and distributors of these items, 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 per year across the country; there are no middle men involved.

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 dolls or toy cars, 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.

Florida Borders Stores Partner with National Charity Kids Wish Network to Provide Books and Toys for Children in Crisis

Posted in Press Releases on April 23rd, 2010

TAMPA, Fla. – As part of their annual book drive, Borders stores in Carrollwood, South Tampa, Brandon and Clearwater have joined forces with national charity Kids Wish Network to provide books and toys for children in crisis throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando and Polk counties.

Within today’s difficult economic climate, it is an outstanding practice for a national company such as Borders Group, Inc. to host a book and toy drive for charity; to then give each Borders location the chance to give back to their local communities is an equally amazing action.  

Across the country, different Borders locations host their own book and toy drives with each location picking a charity or two in their respective communities to receive the donated merchandise.

Since last spring, the Borders stores in Carrollwood, South Tampa and Brandon have chosen the children served by Kids Wish Network’s unique programs to be the recipients of their donations. For this year’s drive, the Clearwater location has also decided to give their donations to Kids Wish Network.

To promote the book and toy drive, there are signs in each location informing customers about the programs and mission of Kids Wish Network; each customer is also asked upon reaching the register if they would like to donate an item to children in crisis in their community. The drive runs until May 1.

Kids Wish Network’s national headquarters is located in Holiday, Fla., which is in Pasco County and just a short drive from all four of the participating Borders locations. Not only will the received donations be distributed to children in the care of hospitals, but they will also be given to children in the care of other specialized facilities such as abuse shelters, homeless shelters and other children’s advocacy programs throughout their communities. This year alone, Kids Wish Network has distributed toys, books and gifts worth a retail value of over $250,000 to their local pediatric facilities and programs.

“It’s just really nice that Kids Wish is everywhere and not just serving one particular place, such as only one hospital,” said Renee, the General Manager of the Carrollwood Borders location. “It’s also nice getting all of the stores involved. It really is a great opportunity and the customers have been super tremendous about it.”

About Borders Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., through its subsidiaries Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP) is a leading specialty retailer of books as well as other educational and entertainment items. The company employs approximately 19,500 throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders® and Waldenbooks® stores. Online shopping is offered through borders.com. Find author interviews and vibrant discussions of the products we and our customers are passionate about online at facebook.com/borders, twitter.com/borders and youtube.com/bordersmedia. For more information about the company, visit borders.com/media.

About Kids Wish Network
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. For more information on Kids Wish Network and their unique programs, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org
Written by: Editorial Staff

Help Them to Play: Kids Wish Network is in Desperate Need of Dolls and Toy Cars for Children in Crisis

Posted in Press Releases on April 16th, 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 dolls and toy cars!

After working with children in crisis for over 12 years, we at Kids Wish Network have found that children truly love to play with classic toys, especially dolls and toy cars. Despite the demand for high-tech gadgets, dolls and toy cars remain on the top of the list of the most desirable toys.

Playing with a toy 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, toy cars and dolls are some of the hardest products to secure in donations; there is always a high demand for these classic toys. Without the assistance of the manufacturers and distributors of these items, 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 per year across the country; there are no middle men involved.

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 dolls or toy cars, 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.

Help Them to Play: Kids Wish Network is in Desperate Need of Dolls and Toy Cars for Children in Crisis

Posted in Press Releases on April 9th, 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 dolls and toy cars!

After working with children in crisis for over 12 years, we at Kids Wish Network have found that children truly love to play with classic toys, especially dolls and toy cars. Despite the demand for high-tech gadgets, dolls and toy cars remain on the top of the list of the most desirable toys.

Playing with a toy 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, toy cars and dolls are some of the hardest products to secure in donations; there is always a high demand for these classic toys. Without the assistance of the manufacturers and distributors of these items, 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 per year across the country; there are no middle men involved.

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 dolls or toy cars, 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.

Soundprints Donates their Amazing Storybooks and Plush Animals to Kids Wish Network

Posted in Press Releases on April 2nd, 2010

HOLIDAY, Fla. - Children in the care of hospitals and pediatric facilities across the nation will soon be smiling and enjoying some quality time reading and playing, thanks to the exceptional generosity of Soundprints, who donated a retail value of over $150,000 worth of their merchandise to children’s charity, Kids Wish Network.

It is impossible to list all of the benefits that the Soundprints products bring to children recovering from illnesses, accidents and other traumatic situations. This amazing donation of 11 pallets worth of merchandise could not have come at a better time for Kids Wish Network, considering today’s difficult economic climate.

Soundprints is a Conneticut-based publisher and distributor of children’s books and realistic plush toys. Their mission is to “produce top-quality, unique products that educate while they entertain.” They “believe educated and curious children grow into more aware and responsible adults.”

The wonderful donation included a great variety of children’s story books, books with accompanying CDs and plush animals.

Soundprints’ donation will go a very long way in helping to ease the fears and anxieties that these children in crisis often experience. Hospitals, abuse shelters, homeless shelters and other pediatric care facilities all over the United States will be extremely excited to receive these amazing books and stuffed toys; Kids Wish Network simply cannot express enough thanks and gratitude to Soundprints for their 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 the Soundprints.  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.

The amazing success of this Gift Bank program is due to the generosity of the donations of various toy and shipping companies. For all of Kids Wish Network’s “Guardian Angels” 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. 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