Archive for August, 2010

They Sparkle Like the Smiles They Bring: Costume Jewelry Company Gennaro Inc. Helps Children in Crisis to Smile through Kids Wish Network

Posted in Press Releases on August 27th, 2010

Holiday, Fla. – Wow! What an amazingly beautiful donation of costume jewelry that Kids Wish Network just received from Gennaro Inc! These four pallets of costume jewelry worth over $190,000 will soon be ready for the immediate distribution into the hands of deserving kids all over the U.S. and Kids Wish Network could not be happier for the children!

For girls of all ages the world over, there is nothing quite like the feeling experienced when wearing a sparkly new piece of beautiful jewelry; Gennaro Inc., who have been designing and manufacturing costume jewelry for the last 25 years, certainly makes some of the most sought after pieces. Specializing in “one of a kind designs utilizing the highest quality materials and components,” Gennaro Inc. also “have an extensive product assortment changing with each season and trend.” This is perfect for fashion-conscious little girls and teenagers, the teenagers being one of the hardest groups for which to find donations.

In addition to being one of the top manufacturers of costume jewelry, Gennaro Inc. is also a treasured “Guardian Angel” for national children’s charity, Kids Wish Network. Since 2003, Gennaro Inc. 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.

Without the kind donations of products and services by their network of “Guardian Angels” like Gennaro Inc., 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.

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 August 27th, 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.

Our Treasured Guardian Angels: USAopoly, Inc. and CSX Intermodal Spread their Wings Once Again and Help Out Kids Wish Network

Posted in Press Releases on August 20th, 2010

Holiday, Fla. – Specialty game manufacturer USAopoly, Inc. and freight company CSX Intermodal exhibit outstanding generosity by helping bring joy to children in crisis across the county through national children’s charity, Kids Wish Network.  

Children being in the care of hospitals and facilities across the nation will soon be smiling and enjoying some real fun, thanks to the exceptional generosity of USAopoly, Inc., who donated 10 pallets of wonderful games to children’s charity, Kids Wish Network; the donation is exactly what Kids Wish Network needed and came at the perfect time as well.

USAopoly, Inc. is a California-based specialty board game manufacturer that was started in 1994 with the founding idea to put a local spin on the classic Parker Brothers® game, Monopoly®. Since then, they’ve released over 100 specialty editions of the game and have begun to create new versions of other classics like Yahtzee, Jenga and The Game of Life. USAopoly, Inc. has been generously sharing their merchandise with the children served by Kids Wish Network’s programs since 2001 and everyone at Kids Wish Network is overjoyed whenever they receive another donation from USAopoly, Inc.

USAopoly, Inc.’s latest donation will go a very long way in helping to ease the fears and anxieties that these brave children often experience. Children’s care facilities and hospitals all over the United States will be extremely excited to receive these fantastically fun games, and Kids Wish Network simply cannot express enough thanks and gratitude to USAopoly, Inc. for their magnificent donation.

However, even with the USAopoly, Inc. donation, Kids Wish Network still needed to bring the pallets of games from California all the way back to their headquarters in Florida. This is where CSX Intermodal worked their own special sort of “guardian angel magic.”

As they have helped Kids Wish Network many times in the past, CSX Intermodal were more than excited to help, and needed only an address from which to pick up the donation. Through CSX’s amazing “Keep on Moving” program, USAopoly Inc.’s donation was trucked all the way from California to Kids Wish Network’s Florida doorstep very quickly.

There is nothing better than seeing the excitement and surprise on the face of a child who is bravely battling back from disease or recovering from an accident and Kids Wish Network is overjoyed to facilitate these memorable moments.  We would not as efficiently have been able to make a difference in the life of these young people, were it not for caring organizations like USAopoly, Inc. and CSX Intermodal.  We offer our sincere thanks to these wonderful “Guardian Angels,” and others like them who help us to 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. For more information, please call (727) 937-3600 or toll free at (888) 918-9004.

For more information on Kids Wish Network’s programs and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org.

A New Toy Brings Much Joy: Kids Wish Network Ships Truckloads of Cheer to Thousands of Children in Crisis Nationwide

Posted in Press Releases on August 13th, 2010

HOLIDAY, Fla. – Children all across the country will soon be smiling thanks to some wonderful donations of toys and games worth hundreds of thousands of dollars given to them through Kids Wish Network and the charity’s group of sponsors called  “Guardian Angels.”

In the past two weeks alone, ten hospitals and specialized pediatric programs all along the East Coast are excited to announce that their facilities are now proud recipients of Kids Wish Network’s unique Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. Kids Wish Network, a national charity dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children, is thrilled to be able to provide brand new toys and games with a retail value of over $240,000 to the hospitals to be given to their young patients coming in for treatment.

The toys recently left Kids Wish Headquarters and will be distributed directly into the hands of pediatric patients coming in throughout the year by their caregivers.

McLeod Children’s Hospital in South Carolina; Georgetown University Hospital in Washington DC; Shriners Hospitals for Children in Massachusetts; the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Center in West Virginia; Charleston Children’s Therapy Center in South Carolina; Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Maryland; Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in Pennsylvania; Presbyterian Hemby Children’s Hospital in North Carolina; Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York; and the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University in New Jersey are just ten of the countless facilities across America participating in Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank Program. Hospitals and facilities spanning from the Kapi’olani Medical Center in Honolulu to the Alaskan Native Medical Center in Anchorage are just a few of the facilities that are proud partners with Kids Wish Network!

One of the programs that makes Kids Wish Network unique is their Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. This program was designed to bring joy to children at facilities such as hospitals, homeless shelters, abuse shelters and many different specialized programs through donations of toys and other needed items. The beautiful toys, games and electronics are donated by many manufacturers nationwide. Once received by Kids Wish Network, these amazing products are distributed directly to the facilities and into the hands of thousands of children and teens.

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.

For more information on Kids Wish Network’s programs and upcoming events, please visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org.

Kids Wish Network Comes to the Rescue at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital “Christmas in July” Toy Drive with Thousands of Dollars Worth of Amazing Toys and Games

Posted in Press Releases on August 6th, 2010

TAMPA – Kids Wish Network, a nationwide charitable organization based out of Holiday, Fla., used their amazing Gift Bank Program to bring some early holiday joy to kids at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

The St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa hosts an annual “Christmas in July” toy drive to benefit the children in their care. For the second year in a row, national children’s charity Kids Wish Network has donated thousands of dollars worth of brand new toys and games through their Holiday of Hope gift bank program for the children in residence at St. Joseph’s. During this most difficult period in the life of our country’s economy, the donation is especially appreciated.

On the morning of the toy drive, a truck from Kids Wish Network arrived at the toy drive packed with over $22,000 dollars worth of fantastic gifts for the children in residence at St. Joseph’s. There, the Kids Wish Network team, staff from St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, members of the Fox 13 Care Force and even Santa Claus helped to unload the many gifts that had been generously donated by some of the top toy manufacturers in the country. Also present were some children from St. Joseph’s there to enjoy the excitement generated by the new toys.

Elizabeth Perez, a member of the Kids Wish Network team who was there helping to unload the truck, said that “A happy patient is a healthy patient. Seeing the smiles on those kids’ faces today really proved to me how true this is… The time I spent putting a smile on their faces today may have been a small moment in their lives, but it was a moment where they were smiling, not worrying about what is happening to them.” 

The donation was made possible through Kids Wish Network’s unique Gift Bank program, which was designed to bring joy to children in the care of pediatric facilities such as hospitals, homeless shelters, and abuse shelters. With their recent donation to St. Joseph’s, Kids Wish Network is certainly helping to make the children at the hospital smile. Doctors and nurses all agree: sometimes a smile is the best medicine!

According to Nora Gunn, the Director of Development for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, “We have playrooms and we use the toys to stock all four playrooms. We also use them for special occasions like birthdays and special procedures. The toys certainly help keep the children’s minds off their hospitalization. It keeps their spirits up and helps with the healing process.”

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.