Delta Children and K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations) have donated 200 new cribs—valued at $60,000—to Baby Buggy for distribution in Los Angeles. On February 7, a Safe Sleep demonstration was held at Children’s Institute Inc., a Baby Buggy site where cribs were distributed to families in need. K.I.D.S implemented the distribution of the cribs on behalf of Delta and Baby Buggy. [Read more...]
Aurora World Inc., will donate thousands of new stuffed animals and baby products to K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), a charity that provides kid-essentials to children and teens who have been impacted by disaster, poverty, and tragedy. Hurricane Sandy hit close to home for Michael Kessler, Aurora’s SVP of sales and marketing who grew up in Cherry Hill, N.J. and spent summers in Ventnor, N.J.
Those who want to make a cash donation can text GIVE 8000 to 80088 to donate $10 to K.I.D.S. on your mobile phone bill. To make a larger donation, contact Cristina Morais at (212) 279-5493, ext. 204.
Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S) has donated approximately $710,000 worth of new products to help families affected by the devastating tornadoes in the South. With thousands of people left injured and homeless, K.I.D.S. is calling on retailers and manufacturers to help support its continued relief efforts.
K.I.D.S. is sending new toys, clothes, shoes, blankets, and baby items to its partner agencies in the hardest hit communities—including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina—where they will be distributed to those in need. To donate new products, contact Donna Charles at K.I.D.S. at (212) 279-5493, ext 205.
Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) is coordinating immediate relief efforts following the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and 23-foot tsunami that hit the northern part of Japan. K.I.D.S. is asking retailers and manufacturers to provide donations of desperately needed new products—including blankets, undergarments, and apparel—and for the public to provide monetary support to the long-term relief effort by visiting www.KIDSdonations.org or calling 212-279-5493.
Additionally, through the K.I.D.S. 10-to-1 system of matching donations, the organization will donate $10 worth of new product for every $1 raised. Donations of $5 may be made by texting the word ALLKIDS to 85944.
The Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) will once again close the American International Toy Fair with a Toy Bank collection, to be held Thursday, February 16. At the close of the show each year, TIF works with Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) to scour the showroom floor, collecting toys for children in need. Volunteers will be wearing bright orange T-shirts. Following the show, toys will be sent to New York City children’s charities and TIF national partners.
To participate, visit TIF at Booth No. 5201 on Level 1 or the TIA Information Center on Level 3. Or, submit the 2011 Toy Fair Product Donation Agreement, found here, by email or fax.
Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) is launching its first “Make A Difference Day Times Ten” in celebration of the 20th annual “Make a Difference Day,” a national service event. For every dollar that is donated to K.I.D.S. throughout the month of October, K.I.D.S. will contribute 10 times that amount to the donor’s hometown in the form of new merchandise. All “Make A Difference Day Times Ten” donors will be featured on the K.I.D.S. website.
Possible ways K.I.D.S. may donate, says the organization, include:
-$100 worth of books to a Newark library or after school program for every $10 donated from Northern New Jersey.
-$500 worth of new clothing to a homeless shelter on Skid Row for every $50 donated from Los Angeles.
-$1,000 worth of new cribs to families with newborns in Indianapolis for every $100 donated from that city.
-$5,000 worth of new toys for ill children in Dallas-area hospitals, such as The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, for every $500 donated from Dallas.
Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) has partnered with The Juno Company, makers of the Juno Baby series and the recently released Juno Jr. series. As part of The Juno Company’s One for All program, for every Juno Company DVD, CD, or book sold through the company’s website, the company will donate a special music education DVD to a child in need through K.I.D.S. The company will provide up to 5,000 DVDs for the challenge. All donated products will be distributed by K.I.D.S. to partner agencies that serve children and families in need in Clark County, Nev., which has been identified as one of the poorest communities in the country.