Archive for November, 2014

Help Florida’s Homeless Youth Receive Holiday Gifts

Posted in Press Releases on November 21st, 2014

HOLIDAY, Fla: Kids Wish Network is desperately in need of new gifts for the hundreds of thousands of homeless youth residing in Florida this holiday season. According to a new report released by the National Center on Family Homelessness, 2.5 million American children were homeless at some point during 2013, an increase of 8 percent from the previous year.

With parents concerned over safety and housing, providing gifts for the holiday season is a luxury they can’t afford. Without your help, these children won’t experience the joy of a new gift. Kids Wish Network is striving to provide every homeless child in the local area with a gift this holiday season.

Through its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, the charity will provide local organizations that work with homeless youth a pallet full of new gifts. But, with so many children in need this season, Kids Wish Network is looking for any company willing to donate new, overstock and discontinued product.

The program serves children ages 3-18 of both genders so all donations are welcome. The charity is looking for arts and crafts, building blocks, dolls, action figures, bedding, toy cars and trucks, and anything else you think would help provide joy to a child facing life-altering circumstances.

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A new gift can provide these homeless youth some comfort during a time when they’re facing difficult, and often tragic, circumstances. Please help Kids Wish Network spread joy to the hundreds of thousands of kids in need this holiday season.

Last year, during its seasonal Gift Bank program, the charity distributed over $700,000 worth of new gifts and necessities to more than 30 local shelters, charities and other organizations. Kids Wish Network has a full Gift Bank waiting list and needs your help to fulfill these kids’ holiday wishes.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers, please contact Kids Wish Network by calling (888) 918-9004 or visit www.kidswishnetwork.org.

Every little bit helps, and everyone can make a difference to a homeless child this holiday season.

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children facing life-altering circumstances. You can find out more by visiting www.kidswishnetwork.org.

FunSpin Board Games founder leaves legacy with donation to kids in need

Posted in Press Releases on November 13th, 2014

HOLIDAY, Fla: FunSpin Board Games President Betty Deitch recently donated U.S. patented Wall Street Spin® board games to children’s charity Kids Wish Network to help bring fun to kids facing life-altering circumstances. The donation will be distributed through the charity’s Holiday of Hope gift-giving programs which reach children suffering from homelessness, neglect, abuse, or illness.

Deitch made this donation as a legacy for her late husband Donald Deitch, the co-inventor of Wall Street Spin. After the fall of the stock market, Donald, a former mortgage banker, and Betty, an award-winning realtor, put their heads together to develop a series of fun and challenging games for kids and adults alike.

The first game manufactured was Wall Street Spin, a fun and educational stock market board game that teaches social interaction along with math skills. The game went on to win the Dr. Toy’s Award for Educational Skills and is proudly made in the U.S.A. Betty credits her success to Mills College, a small liberal arts school in California where she learned leadership skills.

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After Donald’s passing, Betty decided to donate the last 998 Wall Street Spin board games to Kids Wish Network knowing each game would help spread joy to kids struggling through difficult situations.

“I’m very pleased to be donating to Kids Wish Network’s worthy cause,” adds Dietch.

“We are honored that FunSpin Board Games would choose to donate the final quantities of the Wall Street Spin game to Kids Wish Network,” comments Kids Wish Network Executive Director Anna Lanzatella. “Their donation will help thousands of children in need as each game is passed to the next generation of board game players.”

Kids Wish Network would like to thank FunSpin Board Games for its recent donation and its desire to improve the quality of life for kids facing difficult situations. For more information about FunSpin Board Games, please visit www.funspin.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 make a difference to a child in need. Please contact Kids Wish Network’s Distribution Center at 727-937-3600.

Kids Wish Network is a nationwide, charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Learn more about Kids Wish Network at www.kidswishnetwork.org.

$200,000 worth of new gifts distributed in only one week

Posted in Press Releases on November 6th, 2014

HOLIDAY, Fla: Thanks to the help of dedicated Guardian Angel donors, Kids Wish Network was able to distribute $200,000 worth of new gifts to local charities in just one week. Through its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, 10 Florida nonprofits each received a huge pallet filled with new toys, games, plush items, and other gifts for kids facing difficult circumstances.

The Gift Bank program distributes new toys, games, necessities and educational products to children dealing with difficult and often tragic circumstances such as abuse, neglect, illness, or homelessness.

In the past seven days, these organizations have stopped by the KWN central  office in Holiday, Florida to pick up a Gift Bank pallet, each filled with $20,000 worth of gifts.

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Kids Wish Network will be busy picking and packing the rest of the scheduled Gift Banks in the coming weeks and prepping for the next On Tour Event.

If your company manufactures or distributes toys, gifts, educational products, clothes, games, accessories, electronics, or other items geared towards children and teenagers, you can turn tears into smiles. Contact KWN by calling (888) 918-9004 and ask to speak to our Product Coordinator, or visit us at www.kidswishnetwork.org.

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children facing life-altering circumstances. You can find out more by visiting www.kidswishnetwork.org; or follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebookor check us out on YouTube.