Archive for September, 2013

Kids Wish Network Goes Above & Beyond to Fulfill its Mission:Recent Highlights

Posted in Press Releases on September 26th, 2013

HOLIDAY, FL- Kids Wish Network has gone above and beyond to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life for children facing life-altering situations.  Recently, KWN fulfilled the wish of a young boy to meet the Green Bay Packers, hosted a very generous gift bank at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and was proudly featured in the Inbound Logistics Magazine.

Picture in your mind the wide, bright smile of a child as they first set sight on their lifelong heroes. Such was the case with recent wish kid who had the grand opportunity to meet the Green Bay Packers.  17-year-old Cody Monroe recently received the surprise of a lifetime. Born with kidney failure, his only wish was granted by spending the day with the Green Bay Packers. When Cody arrived at Lambeau Field he was brimming with excitement. He had a full day ahead of him including a tour of the entire facility, watching the players practice, lunch with the team in their cafeteria, his own locker set up just like one if the players (jersey included), a one on one meet with many of the players, including Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews. Cody, who has had two kidney transplants and on the waiting list for another, was also introduced to his favorite player on the practice field, Aaron Rodgers, and got to break up the team huddle.

For more details on this story visit: http://kidswishnetwork.org/2013/09/17-year-old-green-bay-packers-fans-wish-granted-by-kids-wish-network/

 

KWN delivered toys and gifts valued at nearly $40,000 to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital of Hollywood, Florida. 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. Children in pediatric care facilities across the country who are facing traumatic or life threatening illnesses, are the children served through the KWN’s Gift Banks.  This unique gift-giving program was especially created to bring comfort to children’s in pediatric care facilities nationwide, by distributing brand new toys and games. Not only do toys and games provide these children with a welcome distraction from their unpleasant situations, but they can also bring comfort and a sense of normalcy.

For more details on this story visit: http://kidswishnetwork.org/2013/08/joe-dimaggio-childrens-hospital-of-hollywood/

Kids Wish Network is only able to fulfill its mission of granting wishes and distributing toys and necessities to children nationwide thanks to the commitment of its dedicated staff.  We’d like to recognize our very own Inventory & Logistics Coordinator, Alana Miedrich, who was featured in September’s Inbound Logistics Magazine! We couldn’t do it without her: Alana is a heavy hitter in KWN’s Logistics department and plays a key role in coordinating the transportation of donated items to kids everywhere. In her exclusive interview, Alana discusses her role and the daily challenges of her position with Kids Wish Network.

For more details on this story visit: http://kidswishnetwork.org/2013/09/kids-wish-networks-alana-miedrich-behind-the-scenes/

Kids Wish Network is currently working on the following events: 

  • Kids Wish Network On Tour,  October 2013
  • Holiday in Holiday, December, 2013
  • “Wish Kid” meets the Long Island Medium, December, 2013
  • “Wish Kid” meets the Boston Bruins, January 2014

 

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 & Mind Twister USA Work Together to Spark the Minds of Our Children

Posted in Press Releases on September 18th, 2013

 SAN DIEGO, Cali- Mind Twister USA recently donated over two pallets of their Skateboard Madness board games 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 uniquely innovative 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.

Mind Twister, founded in 2006, has been a leading manufacturer of ground-breaking board games specializing in amusing and creative concepts. Mind Twister USA was born when two professional Swedish skateboarders discovered the game Pentago, a two-player abstract strategy game. Due to the exclusiveness and tactic of Pentago, the two skateboarders from Sweden decided to expand and market the product. Mind Twister USA believes in playing by the rules and having fun for everyone. They also believe that playing real games are an important part of friends and family. Their genuine zeal to produce dynamic products stems from the desire to inspire children in engaging in mentally stimulating activities.

In a time when mental engagement is so crucial to children dealing with the effects of illness, poverty and abuse, Mind Twister USA and Kids Wish Network commit to providing these children with contemporary and engaging games to ignite their imaginations.

Kids Wish Network would like to offer an infinite amount of thanks to Mind Twister USA for their ultramodern 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 Mind Twister USA products or for more information, please visit www.mindtwisterusa.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 Pays Tribute SunsOut, Inc.

Posted in Press Releases on September 11th, 2013

In support of Kids Wish Network’s mission to improve the quality of life of children facing life-altering situations, California based Puzzle Company; SunsOut, Inc. recently donated over 3 pallets of beautifully designed puzzles to be distributed to children in crisis across the nation through Kid’s Wish Network’s unique gift giving programs.

When Kids Wish Network asked the folks at SunsOut, Inc. to help they were motivated to donate high quality puzzles to help children in need.  “It’s wonderful to give toys to children that encourage learning. It’s also terrific to be able to provide children with a fun activity that provides a pleasant distraction and allows children to think about something besides their illness for a while” said, Executive Director of Kids Wish Network, Anna Lanzatella. “We are most grateful for the generous donation and we are proud to give our kids the best.”

SunsOut, Inc. has been creating beautifully designed puzzles for 19 years and pride themselves on producing top of the line products. The specialty puzzles from SunsOut, Inc. 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 offers a tremendous thank you to SunsOut, Inc. and would like to bestow upon them 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 SunsOut, Inc., please visit www. http://sunsout.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 and Fresh Baby Join Each other to Promote Healthy Living for Kids

Posted in Press Releases on September 4th, 2013

  When Michigan-based, Fresh Baby, first heard about Kids Wish Network (KWN) and its  mission to improve the quality of life for children facing life-altering situations, they were delighted to support KWN and help kids in need.  Fresh baby immediately sent a generous donation of their Kid’s 4-section My Plates and Toddler Cookbooks.  “Giving a gift to a child in need is an honor and a privilege,” said Anna Lanzatella, the Executive Director for Kids Wish Network. “We are proud to partner with Fresh Baby and are very thankful for their generosity to Kids Wish Network.”

Owner, Cheryl Tallman is the mastermind behind Fresh Baby. In a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult for children to lead a healthy lifestyle, Fresh Baby took it upon themselves to create nutritional education tools. As a mother who struggled to find healthy and natural food choices for her son, Cheryl grew more concerned for not only the health of her son but for all children. Instead of aimlessly searching for somewhat healthy options, she decided to take matters into her own hands by developing Fresh baby. Her product line includes: homemade baby food kits, baby food cookbooks, toddler cookbooks, kids portion plate and much more. These popular products not only encourage children to try their hands at learning new skills in the kitchen with the assistance of a parent or guardian, but they also provide the “nutritional know-how” to promote healthy living in an exciting way.  Cheryl is so successful because she has a genuine passion for what she does and stays true to Fresh Baby’s mission; to support parents with nutritional options for their kids as well as teach kids portion control, variety and overall healthy eating habits.

 Recently Fresh Baby generously donated more than $28,000 worth of Kids 4-Section My Plates and Toddler Cookbooks to Kids Wish Network. Donations from Fresh baby will be distributed into the hands of 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 outstanding mission and products as well as dedication to kids everywhere, Kids Wish Network would like to extend exceptional gratitude to Fresh Baby and proclaim them to be a Kids Wish Network Guardian Angel!

 For more information on Fresh Baby, please visit www.freshbaby.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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