Archive for September, 2012

Kids Wish Network On Tour Delivers Necessities and Toys to 2,000 At-Risk Children in Putnam County, Florida

Posted in Press Releases on September 26th, 2012

PALATKA, Fla. – Tampa-based children’s charity Kids Wish Network delivered toys and necessities to children living with poverty, homelessness, abuse, neglect and illnesses in Putnam County, Florida through the Kids Wish Network On Tour program with help from Megatrux, Inc. Kids Wish Network is an international charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations.

“There is something truly magical about watching young faces light up during our
On Tour events. Being able to provide necessities for children facing difficult circumstances is an honor and a privilege,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Anna Lanzatella, who participated in the event. “By getting local city and county officials involved with the Kids Wish Network On Tour event, we are creating a sustainable connection between these leaders and the young children in their community as well as hope for a better future.”

Through the generous assistance of shipping giant Megatrux, Inc., a truck emblazoned with the
Kids Wish Network On Tour logo rolled into Palatka filled with gift bags enough for 2,000 at-risk children living in Putnam County. With the cooperation of the Putnam County School District, at-risk children and their families gathered at Palatka High School, Interlachen High School, and Crescent City Junior/Senior High School to receive their gift bags during a day of fun festivities.

At Palatka High School, the event kicked off with opening speeches from Palatka Mayor Vernon Myers and Lanzatella. Also present were Putnam County Sheriff Jeff Hardy, Homeless Liaison for Putnam County Schools Courtney Carter, uniformed police officers, and other Putnam County School District officials.

Each family received gift bags for their children and teens that were stuffed full of a variety of toys, educational products, baby items, and other brand new gifts from Kids Wish Network’s long list of “Guardian Angel” donors. 

“I was awestruck with this wonderful, wonderful event,” said Palatka Mayor Vernon Myers. “Having not participated before, I had no idea what to expect and I was just amazed by it. Everything was great: the organization, what it entailed, and, most importantly, the quantity of gifts given to benefit our children. I thought it was absolutely wonderful. There was a lot of joy in our community and the City of Palatka truly thanks Kids Wish Network.” 

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for making the
Kids Wish Network On Tour event in Putnam County such a success: Putnam County School District, Kids Wish Network Board Member Andrew M. Gottlieb, Arnold & Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation, Mark & Shelley Breiner, Megatrux, Inc., Angel’s Diner, Backwoods Smokehouse, Beef O’ Brady’s, Bruno’s NY Style Pizza, Chili’s, Comfort Suites at World Golf Village, Corky Bell’s Seafood & Steaks at Gator Landing, Crystal Cove Resort, Golden Corral, Grande Villas at World Golf Village – Bluegreen Resort, Huddle House, L & D Food for the Soul, M&LM Inc. McDonald’s of Interlachen, Nana’s Café, Palmeras Restaurant, Pepsi Beverages Company – Palatka, Quiznos, Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club, River Pub Italian Grill, Walmart – Palatka, Winn-Dixie – Crescent City, and Winn-Dixie – Palatka. 

For photos from the Kids Wish Network On Tour event in Putnam County, Florida, visit www.kidswishnetwork.org/media.

For more information on Kids Wish Network and Kids Wish Network On Tour, visit www.kidswishnetwork.org.

If you know of a city or county that may benefit from Kids Wish Network On Tour, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004.

 

Become a “Guardian Angel” for Kids in Need: Donate Your Products to Kids Wish Network

Posted in Press Releases on September 20th, 2012

There is nothing quite like bringing a smile to the face of a child whose days have been darkened by homelessness, illness, poverty, neglect, or abuse. You, too, can create these smiles by becoming a “Guardian Angel” donor for international children’s charity Kids Wish Network.

 An overwhelming number of families are flooding into shelters, and seeking assistance from outreach programs and charities nationwide. The majority are no longer able to provide even the most basic necessities, let alone toys and educational products, for their children. Kids Wish Network needs the help of caring companies to give these kids the joy and comfort they so deserve during their times of need.  

Each and every day, all year round, Kids Wish Network works tirelessly to brighten the lives of courageous kids in the care of hospitals and other facilities through their Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, as well as to at-risk children across the country through “Kids Wish Network On Tour.” Both programs provide toys, clothes, educational products, and other necessities, to children facing difficult circumstances nationwide.

Kids Wish Network relies on the generosity of manufacturers and companies nationwide to donate their products to these brave children, and each donor is proudly honored as a “Guardian Angel” for kids in need.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, clothes, books, accessories, games, activity kits, or other items appropriate for children from infancy to 18, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciated and every donation is given directly to the children. 

For more information, please visit www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

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RandomLine Brings Imaginative Fun to Children in Need with Donation of Activity Pads to Kids Wish Network

Posted in Press Releases on September 13th, 2012

HOLIDAY, Fla. – International children’s charity Kids Wish Network put out a call for innovative, educational products for children in need and RandomLine, Inc. answered with a donation of their imaginative SQUIGGLE® On-the-Go Activity Pads.

Created by a dad who wanted to encourage imagination and creativity in his children, RandomLine, Inc. specializes in making hands-on drawing games and activities that require “No noise. No batteries. Simply imagination.”

Earlier this year, Kids Wish Network sent out a plea for donations of educational products and games to distribute to children in need; RandomLine stepped up to the plate. Their creative, engaging products serve to enrich a child’s mind and help keep spirits bright, which is absolutely perfect for the children facing difficult situations who are served by Kids Wish Network’s gift-giving programs.

RandomLine provided a wide variety of their SQUIGGLE® On-the-Go Activity Pads that are full of drawing and doodling activities to let their creativity and imaginations run wild. With a range of subject-themed, educational and “just for fun” pads, children of all ages will be entertained while they learn and create. These pads are well-suited for kids confined to hospital beds or shelters, as well as at-risk children with few activities at home to keep them engaged; they can carry the pads wherever they go and whenever imagination strikes, they are ready to create!

Each and every RandomLine, Inc. product will be given directly into the hands of deserving children nationwide through Kids Wish Network’s unique Holiday of Hope Gift Banks and Kids Wish Network On Tour. Both programs bring joy to children all across the country facing difficult circumstances such as illnesses, abuse, neglect and homelessness by providing them with toys, books clothes, educational products, games and other necessities.

For their thoughtful, creative products that make learning fun for kids of all ages, Kids Wish Network would like to send out a huge thank you to RandomLine, Inc., a very treasured “Guardian Angel” donor.

For more information on RandomLine, Inc., please visit www.randomline.com.  


If your company manufactures or distributes any toys, gifts, games, accessories, electronics or anything else geared towards children and teenagers, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciated.  For more information on Kids Wish Network, please visit www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

Follow Kids Wish Network on Twitter, like us on Facebook and check out our YouTube channel!

Kids Wish Network Asked for Educational Items for Kids in Need and SmartLab® Toys Again Answered their Plea

Posted in Press Releases on September 6th, 2012

HOLIDAY, Fla. – SmartLab® Toys—a leading designer of educational toys—has sent another wonderful donation of their educational hands-on science kits to be given to deserving children nationwide through international children’s charity Kids Wish Network, just in time for the back-to-school season.

SmartLab® Toys is a top producer of educational toys that “allow kids to explore, create, and experiment through hands-on learning.” With their range of products for boys and girls of all ages, SmartLab® toys engage a child’s mind during interactive play while enhancing their knowledge and encouraging their interest through reading each toy or science kit’s accompanying book.

In 2010, SmartLab® Toys answered a plea for educational items from international children’s charity, Kids Wish Network. Since then, SmartLab® Toys has become a treasured “Guardian Angel” donor for the charity by continually donating their much-needed educational kits to the deserving children served by Kids Wish Network’s programs.

Each and every SmartLab® Toys product is given directly into the hands of deserving children nationwide through Kids Wish Network’s unique Holiday of Hope Gift Banks and Kids Wish Network On Tour. Both programs bring joy to children all across the country facing difficult circumstances such as illnesses, abuse, neglect and homelessness by providing them with toys, books clothes, educational products, games and other necessities.

Everything donated by SmartLab® Toys is especially treasured, as the hands-on science kits promote learning for children of all ages and situations. This latest donation also came just in time to help educate and engage children in need as they head back to school.

For their continued generosity and outstanding dedication to enlightening and engaging the minds of children nationwide, Kids Wish Network would love to thank SmartLab® Toys; you are true “Guardian Angels” in every aspect.

For more information on SmartLab® Toys, please visit www.smartlabtoys.com.


If your company manufactures or distributes any toys, gifts, games, accessories, electronics or anything else geared towards children and teenagers, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center. Any help would be tremendously appreciated.  For more information on Kids Wish Network, please visit www.kidswishnetwork.org. If you would like to donate merchandise, please call 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

Follow Kids Wish Network on Twitter, like us on Facebook and check out our YouTube channel!