HOLIDAY, Fla. (Nov. 24, 2015): It is the season of giving and children’s charity Kids Wish Network did just that by distributing $1.55 million worth of toys and children’s items to other non-profit organizations through its Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program..
Kids Wish Network (KWN) 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. The donations are intended to go towards helping children facing the adversities of poverty, homelessness, neglect, and abuse
Kids Wish Network partners with thousands of toy manufacturers and other businesses whose generous contributions throughout the year make possible the distributions through Kids Wish Network’s Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program. These partnerships are part of a large network of companies affiliated with KWN and recognized as the charity’s Guardian Angels.
Just in time for the holidays, each gift bank consisted of pallets of boxes brimming with brand new toys, games, and plush items from some of the nation’s leading manufacturers and distributors. The donations included everything from puzzles, board games, dolls, clothes, educational toys, hygiene and beauty products, to technology accessories, cars, craft kits, and stuffed animals. These items can mean everything to a child going through a rough time.
“The brand new toys offer children a welcome distraction from often traumatic circumstances,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Anna Lanzatella. “We are grateful for the strong partnerships with our Guardian Angel toy manufacturers that enable us to offer these products throughout the year, but especially for the holidays.”
KWN has been able to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children since its inception. The purpose of the Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program is to provide comfort and joy to those children who need it most. By providing children with new gifts and other necessities, KWN helps to ease their difficult situations and gives them a reason to smile.
KWN assists children and families through several key programs. Kids with life-threatening illnesses go through the Wish Program. Those facing life-altering situations are recognized for their courage through its Hero of the Month Program. Children facing poverty, homelessness, abuse and neglect are assisted through its Holiday of Hope On Tour. Gift Banks are simply another opportunity for KWN to bring cheer to children.
Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experience life-altering situations. While also known as a wish-granting organization, Kids Wish Network has developed key programs to help children and families in need. For more information, visit www.kidswishnetwork.org.