Archive for July, 2010

Smile Therapy at its Best: Book Producer becker&mayer! Donate Fun and Clever SmartLab® Books and Toys to Children in Need

Posted in Press Releases on July 30th, 2010

Holiday, FL – becker&mayer! – a revolutionary worldwide book producer – has shown exceptional generosity by donating their innovative SmartLab® educational activity kits to national children’s charity Kids Wish Network.

Children recovering from illnesses, injuries, and other life-changing circumstances in approximately 150 hospitals and care facilities across the nation will soon be enjoying the fun aspect of learning thanks to becker&mayer!. Donations from their toy division’s line of empowering “book plus toy” products are on their way to the equally outstanding Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, an uplifting program that aims to lighten the mood for children in the care of specialized facilities such as hospitals, abuse, and homeless shelters.

becker&mayer!’s SmartLab® toy donation will go a long way in helping to ease the fears and anxieties that brave children associate with medical attention and scary new surroundings. And children’s care facilities and hospitals all over the United States will be extremely excited to receive these desperately needed items, especially considering today’s difficult economic climate.

Doctors and nurses agree that sometimes a smile can be the very best medicine! Without caring organizations like becker&mayer! and SmartLab®, Kids Wish Network would not be able to make the high level of impact in the lives of these deserving young people. Cheers to these “Guardian Angels” who help Kids Wish Network spread cheer year-round.

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.

If you know of a hospital that could benefit from the Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, or would like to donate merchandise, please contact Kids Wish Network.

Phone: 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004

Web:
www.kidswishnetwork.org.

Kids Wish Network Delivers Joy to Children in Crisis at Santa Monica UCLA Hospital in Memory of Jack Friedman, Co-Founder of JAKKS Pacific, Inc.

Posted in Press Releases on July 23rd, 2010

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Jack Friedman, a longtime supporter and treasured “Guardian Angel” of national children’s charity Kids Wish Network, passed away on May 3, 2010. In his honor, Kids Wish Network contributed to his legacy of kindness by sending a Holiday of Hope Gift Bank to Mr. Friedman’s choice hospital in California: Santa Monica UCLA.

Few things bring a smile to the face of a child faster than a brand new toy and that’s exactly what JAKKS Pacific, Inc. co-founder Jack Friedman knew when he started his toy company back in 1995, working hard to make the world a better place for children through the magic of toys.

In 2002, Kids Wish Network was proud to become a part of the JAKKS “family” when JAKKS Pacific, Inc. contributed their first donation of amazing toys and games to Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. Since then, Jack Friedman and JAKKS Cares, the company’s charitable division, have generously donated over $1 million dollars worth of outstanding merchandise to be distributed to thousands of children in crisis throughout the country.

“JAKKS has always been generous to us,” said Barbara Askin, the Director of Distribution for Kids Wish Network. “Jack Friedman was a kind man. He did everything out of the kindness of his heart.”

Even now, after his passing on May 3, Jack Friedman’s legacy of kindness continues as plenty of children are smiling right now at Santa Monica UCLA and the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, all thanks to a special shipment of amazing toys, books, games, puzzles and plush toys that were shipped to the hospital in his memory. In order to reach out to bring smiles to the faces of even more children, the Child Life team at Santa Monica UCLA have arranged to share their Gift Bank with a fellow UCLA hospital: the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA.

Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, which provided the toys to the hospital, is an uplifting, gift giving program that brings cheer to children in the care of specialized pediatric facilities nationwide. For this program, Kids Wish Network receives generous donations from some of America’s top toy manufacturers and distributors, such as JAKKS Pacific, Inc., that are then included in the Holiday of Hope Gift Banks to be shipped to participating hospitals and pediatric care facilities across the country. Once at the facilities, the amazing toys, games and other fun items are given directly into the hands of these deserving children.

Being in unfamiliar situations and undergoing painful and uncomfortable medical procedures are incredibly scary experiences for these courageous kids; the toys they receive go a long way in bringing them comfort when they need it the most. Doctors and nurses all agree: a smile is the best medicine!

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

A Donation from a Treasured “Guardian Angel” Goes a Long Way: Kids Wish Network Would Like to Thank Winning Edge Designs for their Generosity

Posted in Press Releases on July 9th, 2010

Holiday, Fla. – National children’s charity Kids Wish Network extends their warmest appreciation to Winning Edge Designs, a company that is considered by the charity to be one of their most cherished “Guardian Angels,” for their latest donation.  

The children served by Kids Wish Network’s programs now have even more to smile about, thanks to the amazing generosity of Winning Edge Designs, who just made a donation of approximately $15,000 to children’s charity, Kids Wish Network. They have been making generous donations since 2001!

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 thrilled 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 Winning Edge Designs.  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.

Amazing Donation to Bring Overwhelming Joy to Kids across the Nation, Thanks to Kids Preferred LLC

Posted in Press Releases on July 2nd, 2010

Holiday, Fla.- A beautiful donation of amazing plush toys and gifts for children worth approximately $200,000 from Kids Preferred LLC was delivered to national children’s charity Kids Wish Network for the immediate distribution into the hands of deserving kids all over the U.S.

When it comes to making soft and cuddly toys and gifts designed to make children of all ages smile, Kids Preferred LLC knows exactly what they’re doing. For over twenty years, Kids Preferred LLC has been designing and manufacturing “soft toys and gifts of utmost quality that are reliable and safe for infants and children."

In addition to being one of the top manufacturers of safe, cuddly and wonderful products for children and infants, Kids Preferred LLC is also a treasured “Guardian Angel” for national children’s charity, Kids Wish Network. Since 2007, Kids Preferred LLC 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 abuse shelters, hospitals and homeless shelters.

Just recently, Kids Wish Network received a donation of plush toys from Kids Preferred LLC and the people who unloaded the truck were shocked with how amazing the plush animals were. There were fabulous lions, tigers and dogs (oh my!) that are soft, cuddly and more than enough to make any child facing uncertain circumstances smile. Not only will these toys bring smiles to the faces of these children, they will also make for great “friends” for children in crisis.

Without the kind donations of products and services by their network of “Guardian Angels” like Kids Preferred LLC, 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 this amazing “Guardian Angel” company.

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