Archive for July, 2013

Kids Wish Network and Tampa Firefighters local 754 Spread Holiday Cheer in July

Posted in Press Releases on July 30th, 2013

 

 

 HOLIDAY, Fla. – Thanks to Kids Wish Network and the Local 754 Firefighters, kids at St. Joe’s Hospital in tamp, Fl will be enjoying some early holiday cheer. International Children’s Charity Kids Wish Network’s Gift Banks provide emergency rooms, pediatric units, and other children’s care facilities with age appropriate toys to offer a welcome distraction to children facing often traumatic or life threatening illnesses. Toys and games with a retail value of approximately $40,000 will be distributed Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am.

 

 “Our Gift Banks provide children in medical facilities nationwide a break from their treatments, as well as hope and encouragement for a healthier future,” said Anna Lanzatella, Executive Director of the Kids Wish Network. “Our charity works with children and pediatric care facilities all across the country and we are thrilled to be able to give back to children right here in our own community. We are so excited to work with the local Firefighters on this special endeavor.”

 

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.  Although known for its wish granting for children facing life-altering issues, Kids Wish Network also works with more than 200 hospitals and care facilities throughout the United States to distribute over $3 million in gifts and necessities each year. 

 

The toys will be distributed by the local 754 firefighters and members of St. Joe’s.

Jace Kohan, a representative for local 754, is thrilled about the event. “Our support by Kids Wish Network really saved the day on this event; because of Kids Wish Network we are able to bring a lot of hope and smiles to children in our area. We look forward to work with Kids Wish Network in the future for these kids. Giving back to the community is what it’s all about.”

 

The generosity of our donors allows Kids Wish Network to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of toys and necessities through their Gift Banks to hospitals. Kids Wish Network also hosts a Hero of the Month program which allows these same hospitals and child care facilities to nominate one child every month between the ages of 3 and 18 who has faced and overcome difficult circumstances to be their “Hero of the Month.”

 

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

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If you know of a hospital that could benefit from its Hero of the Month or Gift Bank programs, please call Kids Wish Network at 727- 937-3600 or toll free at 888-918-9004.

Kids Wish Network & Safari Ltd. Team Up to Show the Fun Side of Education

Posted in Press Releases on July 25th, 2013

 

Florida based company, Safari Ltd, recently donated $8,000 of their educational figurines to Kids Wish Network in support of its mission to improve the quality of life for children facing life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network will distribute these innovative educational items to children across the country through its Holiday of Hope Gift Banks and Kids Wish Network On Tour programs.  Both programs brighten the lives of children facing illnesses, abuse, neglect or homelessness by providing them with toys, books, clothes, educational products, games and other necessities.

For over thirty years Safari Ltd. has been a leading manufacturer of educational toys specializing in authentic hand painted replicas.  Owner Ramona Pariente takes pride in showing her customers “a passion to share the unique beauty of wildlife with children.”  The company began when Ramona’s parents gave her a gift that would shape her entire future; a children’s card game that inspired her to create authentic, scale-model dinosaurs.  Through collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Natural and their paleontologists she has created a vast variety of exclusive replicas.  

In a time when education is so crucial to children dealing with the effects of illness, poverty and abuse, Safari Ltd. and Kids Wish Network’s commitment to providing these children with finely crafted, fun and educational toys to not only learn about Earth’s ecosystems and endangered wildlife but also ignite their imaginations.

Kids Wish Network would like to extend a world of thanks and a go green appreciation to Safari Ltd. for their outstanding design, heartfelt kindness and dedication to providing exceptional products to children everywhere.  We look forward to a long-standing partnership and would like to honor them with the title of Kids Wish Network Guardian Angel.

To order Safari Ltd. products or for more information, please visit www.safariltd.com 

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers and you’d like to becomes part of the magic that is Kids Wish Network, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. For more information on Kids Wish network and our programs, please visit www.kidswishnetwork.org.

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Kids Wish Network & Posh Party Box Have a Reason to Celebrate

Posted in Press Releases on July 18th, 2013

San Clemente-based children’s party aficionado company, Posh Party Box is helping Kids Wish Network fulfill its mission to improve the quality of life for children facing life-altering situations.  Born from a lifelong passion of hosting unique parties, Posh Party Box recently donated a generous supply of custom designed party boxes for children.  As a grandmother, Sue Pierce, the mastermind behind Posh Party Box, had considerable experience planning birthday parties and found that there was a lack of elite party supplies that came in a package. After a successful career in the corporate world, Sue decided to pursue her lifelong dream by providing her customers with a party they would never forget.  She handpicks every item that goes into her exceptional boxes and works hard on creating unique themes that cannot be found anywhere else.

When Kids Wish Network contacted Posh Party Box to donate their unique product, they were excited to contribute designer party boxes to help children in need.  “It’s such a thrill to know that our children will be able celebrate their birthdays with such high quality, custom tailored packages. I know that these party boxes will provide the most wonderful time for our children as well as create lasting memories. Thanks to Posh Party Boxes and generous donors alike, our children receive the best.” said Anna Lanzatella, the Executive Director for Kids Wish Network.

The upscale packages from Posh Party Boxes will be distributed into the hands of children in need nationwide through Kids Wish Networks On Tour and Gift Bank programs. Both programs bring joy to children facing adverse circumstances of illness, abuse, neglect, or homelessness nationwide, by providing them with new toys, books, clothes, educational products, games, and other necessities.

Kids Wish Network expresses deep gratitude to Posh Party Boxes and would like to honor them with the title of Kids Wish Network Guardian Angel, for their sincere kindness and commitment to providing superior products to children everywhere. For more information on Posh Party Boxes, please visit www.poshpartybox.com.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers and you’d like to becomes part of the magic that is Kids Wish Network, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. For more information on Kids Wish network and our programs, please visit www.kidswishnetwork.org.

 

Kids Wish Network Thanks Squeak Me shoes for Being a Guardian Angel

Posted in Press Releases on July 11th, 2013

 

North Carolina based manufacturer, Squeak Me Shoes, becomes a new “Guardian Angel” for Kids Wish Network.  When Squeak Me Shoes was asked to help Kids Wish Network in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for children facing life-altering situations, they were thrilled to show their support.  Squeak Me Shoes promptly sent a generous donation of adorable squeaky shoes.   Squeak Me Shoes promptly sent a very generous donation of adorable squeaky shoes.

 

“Each and every day we are moved by the incredible stories of children worldwide who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses, the effects of poverty, abuse or homelessness, with the compassionate support of Guardian Angels like Squeak Me Shoes we are able to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children every year.” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Anna Lanzatella.

As a pharmacist, mother of three and owner of Squeak Me Shoes, Karla Holshouser knows the meaning of a busy schedule.  There is no question as to why she is so successful; she knows the value of a high quality, cute and comfortable shoe.  The idea for Squeak Me Shoes was born in 2008 after Karla’s sister and husband returned home from China with their precious daughter.  This adorable little girl had a fabulous wardrobe of squeaky shoes that were passed down to Karla’s own daughter.  Everywhere that she took her daughter, Karla was asked about these unique and adorable squeaky shoes.  After realizing that there was a huge demand for fun and playful shoes, she and her family decided to launch Squeak Me Shoes. Since that time the company’s unique designs of a variety of shoe styles have been a favorite with both parents and toddlers throughout the country.  Not only does the company make generous donations to Kids Wish Network but also provides support to adoption families.  Squeak Me Shoes puts the true meaning in Guardian Angel.

Recently Squeak Me Shoes generously donated over $2000 of shoes to Kids Wish Network. Donations from Squeak Me Shoes will be distributed to sick and at-risk children nationwide through Kids Wish Network’s On Tour and Gift Bank programs.  Both programs bring joy to children all across the country facing the difficult circumstances of illnesses, abuse, neglect or homelessness by providing them with brand new toys, books, clothes, educational products, games and other necessities.

For their original and fun shoe designs, genuine kindness and commitment to providing exceptional products to children everywhere, Kids Wish Network would like to express a tremendous thank you to Squeak Me Shoes.  We look forward to a long-standing partnership and declare them to be a Kids Wish Network Guardian Angel!

 

For more information on Squeak Me Shoes, please visit www.squeakmeshoes.com.

 

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics or other items geared towards children and teenagers and you’d like to become part of the magic that is Kids Wish Network, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600.  Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.  For more information on Kids Wish Network and our programs, please visit www.kidswishnetwork.org.

 

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Kids Wish Network Honors Tom & Drew

Posted in Press Releases on July 3rd, 2013

Kids Wish Network Honors TOM & DREW

In support of Kids Wish Network’s mission to improve the quality of  life of children facing life-altering situations, New York based children’s wear company, Tom & Drew recently donated over $30,000 of beautiful designer clothing items for boys.  Fashion designer, Alexia Panza, founded the company because she wanted to produce tasteful and stylish clothing that personified the statement of “a clothing line that lets boys be boys-in style.” 

When asked to help Kids Wish Network, Tom & Drew were moved to donate designer clothing to help children in need.  “It’s a real confidence booster for a young boy suffering from the effects of poverty or neglect to go to school dressed in quality fashionable clothing.  Clothing can increase self-esteem and give boys the encouragement that they can accomplish positive things.” said Anna Lanzatella, the Executive Director for Kids Wish Network. “We are most grateful for the generous donation and we are proud to give our kids the best.”

The fashionable clothing from Tom & Drew will be distributed into the hands of children in need nationwide through Kids Wish Networks On Tour and Gift Bank programs. Both programs bring joy to children facing adverse circumstances of illness, abuse, neglect, or homelessness nationwide, by providing them with new toys, books clothes, educational products, games, and other necessities.

Kids Wish Network expresses appreciation to Tom & Drew and would like to honor them with the title of Kids Wish Network Guardian Angel, for their genuine compassion, and commitment to providing outstanding products to children everywhere. For more information on Tom&Drew, please visit www. http://tomanddrewboys.com.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers and you’d like to becomes part of the magic that is Kids Wish Network, please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. For more information on Kids Wish network and our programs, please visit www.kidswishnetwork.org.