Archive for August, 2013

Kids Wish Network & DuneCraft work together to ignite the lively Side of Education

Posted in Press Releases on August 29th, 2013

 

Ohio based company, DuneCraft, recently donated over $17,000 of their educational terrarium kits 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 unique 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 11 years DuneCraft has been a leading manufacturer of innovative toys specializing in indoor plant kits.  Founder, Grant Cleveland, who has an extensive background in business and horticulture, takes pride in giving his customers the highest quality terrarium kits that are easy and guaranteed to grow as well as produce a beautiful indoor garden.  DuneCraft has a true passion to share the matchless beauty of plants and nature to children.  The company’s enthusiasm to create dynamite product stems from the desire to pique children’s interest about plants for the first time and to have a part in their initial introduction growing into an encompassing interest.

In a time when education is so vital to children dealing with the effects of illness, poverty and abuse, DuneCraft and Kids Wish Network’s commitment to providing these children with exciting,  contemporary and didactic   toys to learn about Earth’s ecosystems and to spark their imaginations.

Kids Wish Network would like to impart a myriad of thanks to DuneCraft for their avant-garde designs, sincere kindness and devotion 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 DuneCraft products or for more information, please visit www.dunecraft.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 Partners with CLOUD9 Design To Bring Unique Home Furnishing to Children In-Need

Posted in Press Releases on August 22nd, 2013

In support of Kids Wish Networks key children’s programs, CLOUD9 Design recently donated over 600 of their colorful baby crib quilts, blankets, pillow and linens.   These wonderful items will be distributed directly to children across the country through Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Banks and On Tour programs. Kids Wish Network’s mission, to improve the quality of life for children facing life-altering situations, cannot survive without the support of donors like Cloud9Designs.   Cloud9’s generous support ensures these unique programs continue to bring joy and brighten the lives of children facing life-altering situations such as illnesses, abuse, neglect and homelessness.

In less than 3 years, the New Jersey based company Cloud9Design has created a niche in the home market that blends technique and texture in home décor. Cloud9Design is a unique fusion of Fashion and Home that create a fun line that fits every type of home and lifestyle. The company is founded on the idea that Home Furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, style and quality.  They draw inspiration from all over the world and create original goods at an excellent value.

Kids Wish Network’s gratitude towards Cloud9Designs is palpable for their outstanding design, heartfelt kindness and dedication to providing exceptional products will serve our children nationwide. We look forward to a long-standing partnership and would like to honor them with the title of Kids Wish Network Guardian Angel.

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 Delivers $40,000 in Toys & Necessities to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital of Hollywood

Posted in Press Releases on August 14th, 2013

 

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – International children’s charity Kids Wish Network has delivered toys and gifts approximately valued at $40,000 to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital of Hollywood, Florida. Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank is a unique gift-giving program that was created to bring comfort to kids in children’s care facilities across the country, by distributing brand new toys and games donated by some of America’s top manufacturers. These Gift Banks provide a welcome distraction for children facing traumatic or life threatening illnesses.

 “Our Holiday of Hope Gift Banks provides 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. “We are so grateful for the generous support of the Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation, which has helped us provide gifts to children at area hospitals for the past six years.”

 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 program for children facing life-threatening illnesses, Kids Wish Network also works with over 200 hospitals and care facilities throughout the United States to distribute approximately $2 million in gifts and necessities each year. 

 “We love our collaboration with Kids Wish Network; they make an enormous donation to us every year. The toys and activities provided help the kids forget why they’re here for a little bit. We love Kids Wish Network and thank you so much” said Katie Torres, a child life specialist at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

 The generous sponsorship of the Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation has allowed Kids Wish Network to specifically provide hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of toys and necessities through their Holiday of Hope Gift Banks to hospitals in Southwest Florida, including The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Ft. Myers and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale.

 Kids Wish Network board member, Andy Gottlieb, a trustee of the Arnold and Joy Gottlieb Family Foundation, was on hand to help distribute gift bags to pediatric patients. Some of the patients who were well enough to leave their rooms were treated to arts and crafts activities and for those who were too ill, Gottlieb visited patient rooms and distributed gifts and toys.

“The kids all had a blast at the arts and craft activity and the children who were unable to leave their rooms were so thankful to have a toy delivered to their rooms. The pallets were full of wonderful toys” said Christina, the Special Events Coordinator at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

 

 For photos from the visit to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, visit

http://kidswishnetwork.org/2013/08/joe-dimaggio-childrens-hospital-of-hollywood/

 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 & Teeboo USA Team Up To Help Children In Need

Posted in Press Releases on August 8th, 2013

California based company, Teeboo USA, a leading designer of educational toys, recently donated over 200 of their interactive plush 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. These 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.

The French toymaker introduced their groundbreaking toys to the U.S. in 2011, fulfilling their mission to provide outstanding plush toys that are amusing and interactive for kids and also to evoke their thoughtful and loving side.  Creator Guillaume Brasseur founded the company in France in 2008 after working in his family owned toy company from childhood. Being born into the toy making industry, it was only natural for Brasseur to create such an advanced product. Brasseur and his partner Anouk Zisa established Teeboo USA from a passion to both amuse and educate. They truly believe that children learn best through interaction. With this concept in mind they produced a remarkable line of toys.

Encouraging and aiding in the development of a positive sense of nurturing in a child is so crucial to children, especially when they are faced with the effects of illness, poverty and abuse. Teeboo USA and Kids Wish Network’s commitment to providing these children with expertly crafted, fun and dynamic toys not only teach children the importance of love and caring but also kindle their imaginations.

Kids Wish Network would like to give a warm welcome and a tremendous thanks to Teeboo USA for their ingenious design, sincere 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 Teeboo USA products or for more information, please visit

www.teeboousa.com.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.