Florida-based children’s charity Kids Wish Network has provided more than $280,000 in toys and necessities in support of the U.S. Army’s Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop for children in need in Fort Bragg, N.C., and in agencies across the U.S. 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. [Read more...]
Earlier this fall, Winning Moves Games committed to donate two new games to Kids Wish Network for every 10 Facebook “likes” and Twitter followers through Thanksgiving. The initiative was so successful that the program has been extended until Christmas. So far, 587 games have been shipped out to Kids Wish Network, and Winning Moves has more than 4,000 likes on Facebook and an estimated 1,500 Twitter followers.
DuneCraft has been a part of Kids Wish Network since 2004. This latest donation included “Spongebob” Water Wonders Instant Plant kits and “Dora the Explorer” Mermaid Adventure Garden terrariums.
The kits are small and are designed for both indoor and outdoor use, making it a perfect fit for children confined in hospital rooms. The company says that growing and caring for plants is a great stress reliever for the kids.
The donation was made just in time for Kids Wish Networks’ official launch of its launches Holiday of Hope Gift Bank and the “Kids Wish Network on Tour” program. The Holiday of Hope Gift Bank brings gifts to sick children in hospital care facilities. The Kids Wish Network on Tour features trucks filled with gifts, traveling across the country to children in need.
Kids Wish Network, a 501 (c) 3 organization that serves children with life-threatening illnesses, is in desperate need of donations of dolls and toy cars. Despite the demand for high-tech gadgets, dolls and toy cars remain on the top of the list of the most desirable toys. Playing with a toy is a calming and relaxing activity for kids who are suffering from illnesses, distressed while dealing with harsh circumstances like homelessness, or trying to cope with other traumatic situations such as abuse.
Through its gift giving Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, Kids Wish Network distributes thousands of dollars worth of toys and games directly to children within approximately 150 hospitals and child care facilities per year across the country; there are no middle men involved.