Archive for April, 2014

Kids Wish Network partners with Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music by Katherine Dines to provide musical magic

Posted in Press Releases on April 30th, 2014

DENVER, Colo.: Music can be a powerful remedy for those suffering from upsetting and traumatic circumstances, like kids helped through Kids Wish Network’s Gift Bank and On Tour Event programs. And thanks to donor Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music, which recently donated children’s music CD’s to the charity, these children will have the chance to use music as medicine.

Katherine Dines is an award-winning children’s songwriter, recording and teaching artist who performs throughout the world. As the creative force behind Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music, Katherine has been performing since 1993 and is an advocate for literacy, the arts and education. Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music CD’s have garnered over 30 national awards.

Creative mind, Katherine Dines.

Creative mind, Katherine Dines.

Through Kids Wish Network’s programs, children suffering from life-altering circumstances such as illness, abuse, neglect and homelessness are provided with a new gift that comfort during times of uncertainty. Since music can be such an influential force in providing joy, Kids Wish Network is excited to partner again with Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music by Katherine Dines. This is the second donation by the company; it first donated in 2012.

This donation will help children at places like Nationwide Children’s where “this thoughtfulness will make a significant difference in the lives of children and families coping with serious health care issues,” says Cathy Kellerman, director of donor relations.

Kids Wish Network thanks Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music by Katherine Dines for continuing to support the organization and all the children it helps.  For more information about the company, please visit www.hunktabunkta.com or become a fan on Facebook: Hunktabunkta Music.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers, you can become part of the Kids Wish Network difference. Please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-alerting situations Experience the Kids Wish Network difference at www.kidswishnetwork.org. Follow Kids Network on Twitter, like us on Facebookand check out our YouTube channel.

Kids Wish Network and partner The Learning Journey International donate educational products to children in need

Posted in Press Releases on April 23rd, 2014

PHOENIX, Ariz.: As part of The Learning Journey International’s mission to provide every parent with high quality educational materials, the company has partnered with children’s charity Kids Wish Network to donate over 430 products to children facing life-altering situations. The donation will reach children suffering from upsetting and often traumatic circumstances such as illness, abuse, neglect and homelessness.

Established in 1995, The Learning Journey International designs and manufactures an exclusive line of award-winning children’s interactive educational products. All products encourage learning and work to develop confidence as they enhance a child’s potential. These interactive products build on the skills necessary for children to be prepared for school and beyond.

thelearningjourneyThe company’s most recent donation contained an entire pallet of puzzles for ages 3 and up that incorporate fun and learning while providing parents a quality educational product. Distributed through Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank and On Tour Event programs, this great donation will benefit deserving children in places like Palatka, Florida, where parents are not always able to provide new educational materials to their kids.

“Everything about the On Tour Event was great,” recalls Mayor Vernon Myers. “The organization, what the event entailed, and most importantly, the quality of gifts given to benefit our children; there was a lot of joy in our community and the city of Palatka.”

Kids Wish Network thanks The Learning Journey International for another life-changing donation. For more information about the company, please visit www.tlji.com. To learn how YOU can become part of the Kids Wish Network difference, please call our distribution center at 727-937-3600. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-alerting situations Experience the Kids Wish Network difference at www.kidswishnetwork.org. Follow Kids Network on Twitter, like us on Facebookand check out our YouTube channel.

Kids Wish Network welcomes new Guardian Angel donor Jr. Rangerland/Haywood Studios

Posted in Press Releases on April 16th, 2014

HASTINGS, Mich.: Kids Wish Network would like to welcome first-time donor Jr. Rangerland/Haywood Studios to the Kids Wish Network difference. The company recently joined the legions of other generous donors who are dedicated to providing joy for children facing life-altering circumstances.

Jr. Rangerland/Haywood Studios is the creative force behind the Jr. Rangerland board games. The games focus on our nation’s outdoor parks, recreation areas, and historical sites and serve as a great supplement to junior ranger programs. Made in the U.S.A., these games teach children to join in the fun of exploring nature.jr. rangerland

The two donated pallets, worth over $7,000, will be distributed through Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank and On Tour Event programs. Both programs provide products to deserving children and offer a welcome distraction from upsetting and often traumatic circumstances such as illness, abuse, neglect and homelessness.

This great donation will be distributed to places such as the Children’s Hospital of Hudson County where kids spend time recovering from life-altering injuries or illnesses.

“The donated products are wonderful,” recalls the Director of Radiology Cliff Manning. “It’s a great feeling to see how it changes tears of fear into playful laughter.”

The Florida-based children’s charity works with over 100 facilities nationwide and depends on its generous donors, like Jr. Rangerland/Haywood Studios, to help create happy memories and improve the quality of life for children having experienced life-alerting situations.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers, you can become part of the Kids Wish Network difference. Please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Kids Wish Network sends a huge thank-you to Jr. Rangerland/Haywood Studios for joining the charity in its dedication to helping deserving children across the country. For more information about the first-time donor, or information on how to get your own Jr. Rangerland games, please visit www.jr-rangerland.com.

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-alerting situations Experience the Kids Wish Network difference at www.kidswishnetwork.org. Follow Kids Network on Twitter, like us on Facebookand check out our YouTube channel.

Kids Wish Network announces CafePress as major Guardian Angel donor

Posted in Press Releases on April 9th, 2014

SAN MATEO, Calif: International children’s charity Kids Wish Network is proud to announce CafePress as a major Guardian Angel donor. With the company’s most recent donation, CafePress has contributed almost $275,000 worth of product to the charity’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank and On Tour Event programs. These programs help children facing life-altering situations such as illness, abuse, neglect and homelessness by providing items that offer a welcome distraction from upsetting and often traumatic circumstances.

Founded in 1999, CafePress is based on the idea of applying printing and technology innovation to make it easier for the world to express themselves. The main focus was initially on t-shirts but the company has expanded its vision to include high-quality items such as hoodies, posters, bumper stickers and mugs. CafePress gives the world’s creative minds the power to craft custom products and personalized gifts. Its design tools make it easy to add photos, text, images, and even create cool designs or logos from scratch.

CafePress is in its second year of donation with Kids Wish Network. In addition to the value of the company’s products, it also donates the shipping fees, which in 2013 totaled almost $7,000. The custom-designed clothing donated by CafePress continues to provide joy to kids experience life-altering circumstances, like those at a recent On Tour Event in Yazoo City, MS.

Recipients of CafePress product at the Yazoo City On Tour Event

Recipients of CafePress product at the Yazoo City On Tour Event

“We’re so thankful that Kids Wish Network and its generous donors were able to provide for this event,” says Yazoo City Mayor McArthur Straughter. “This is going to have a great impact on the kids because a lot of people in the community don’t have access to new things.”All the donated clothing from CafePress for this event went directly to the children and families of the Mississippi Delta. On behalf of all the families helped across the nation through its generous donations, Kids Wish Network would like to thank CafePress for becoming a Guardian Angel donor. For more information about CafePress, please visit www.cafepress.com.

About Kids Wish Network

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers, you can become part of the Kids Wish Network difference. Please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-alerting situations Experience the Kids Wish Network difference at www.kidswishnetwork.org. Follow Kids Network on Twitter, like us on Facebookand check out our YouTube channel.

Kids Wish Network partner DuneCraft surpasses $65,000 product donation mark

Posted in Press Releases on April 2nd, 2014

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CLEVELAND, Ohio: With its most recent donation, long-time Kids Wish Network partner DuneCraft has exceeded the $65,000 mark for product donations. The company has been donating since 2005 to the charity’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank and On Tour Event programs which help children facing life-altering situations such as illness, abuse, neglect and homelessness.

Based in Cleveland, OH, DuneCraft creates unusual science and nature products that appeal to all ages. The company’s exciting, original, and American-made items are not just fun, but they’re also educational. These award-winning products are designed with fun in mind and teach kids at home and in the classroom about nature, science and compounds. dunecraft

DuneCraft has been donating to Kids Wish Network for almost 10 years and is a generous partner dedicated to helping children in need. Kids suffering from life-altering circumstances at facilities like Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center benefit greatly from the company’s amazing donations.

“These donations brighten the spirits of our patients,” recalls James Saporita, senior vice president of development at the center. “They allow our patients to focus on something fun while our staff can focus on improving their health.”

On behalf of all the children helped through these programs, Kids Wish Network would like to thank DuneCraft for its incomparable commitment to the charity’s programs and kids in need. For more information about DuneCraft, or to get your own products, 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, you can become part of the Kids Wish Network difference. Please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

About Kids Wish Network

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-alerting situations Experience the Kids Wish Network difference at www.kidswishnetwork.org. Follow Kids Network on Twitter, like us on Facebookand check out our YouTube channel.