Kids Wish Network Supports the U.S. Military through the Shipment of Over $360,000 in Toys to the U.S. Army’s Operation Toy DropPosted in Press Releases on November 23rd, 2011
Holiday, FL- National children’s charity Kids Wish Network reaches out to the U.S. Army’s Operation Toy Drop by providing over $360,000 dollars’ worth of brand new toys, clothes, games and other necessities to be given to children in need across the country!
Since 1998, U.S. Army base at Fort Bragg has hosted Operation Toy Drop to benefit children in need. During a week-long toy drive, paratroopers and other members of the military bring new, unwrapped toys to the base to benefit deserving children all around Fort Bragg. Once collected, the toys are sorted, wrapped and distributed to local children’s homes and social service agencies.
With Kids Wish Network’s support, this year will be the first that the program is able to include other military bases across the country to benefit children’s homes, shelters and advocacy centers. Additionally, Fisher Houses – a safe “home away from home” for the families of service men and women receiving care at military hospitals and medical facilities – will receive toys and necessities from Kids Wish Network to help brighten the holidays for the children in their care.
So far, in their second round of shipments, Kids Wish Network has sent out brand new toys, clothes, games and other gifts with a retail value of over $360,000 to military bases and Fisher Houses across the country in support of Operation Toy Drop:
- Over $70,000 was shipped to Upton, CA
- Over $19,000 was shipped to Austin, TX
- Over $40,000 was shipped to San Antonio, TX
- Over $90,000 was shipped to Lewisville, TX
- Over $90,000 was shipped to Ft. Bragg, NC
- Over $20,000 was shipped to Baton Rouge, LA
- Over $20,000 was shipped to St. Louis, MO
The best part is that Kids Wish Network is working extra hard to send out more toys and necessities to even more military bases and Fisher Houses nationwide. It is an outstanding effort that truly embodies the meaning of “holiday spirit.”
If your company manufactures or distributes any toys, games, baby items, electronics, accessories, gifts or anything else geared towards children and teenagers, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. This is the perfect opportunity to clean out your warehouse AND do some good by donating any sample items and products that are being discontinued or marked out of stock. Also, Kids Wish Network pays the freight! 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.
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.