Blog

WishCoordinator Cassi

Becoming part of Gwen’s family: Cassi’s first Wish Kid

April 18th, 2014

Hi! My name is Cassi, and I started working as a Wish Coordinator at Kids Wish Network a few months ago after working in the school system for several years. Working at KWN has given me an even bigger opportunity to put smiles on kids’ faces. Just this past week I was able to put […]

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Gift Box Showroom Redesign

March 27th, 2014

This month in the warehouse, we have painted and re-arranged our showroom. Our showroom is organized by similar products to make it easier for our wish coordinators to shop for their wish kids. The staff create gift boxes to celebrate kids’ birthdays and medical milestones, continue the memories of a recent wish and/or send some […]

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Tampa Teddy Bear Show

March 21st, 2014

It’s not every day that I get invited to a Teddy Bear Show, but this year I lucked out when my friends at Good Bears of The World invited me and Cheryl, our Program Coordinator, to attend Florida’s Largest All Teddy Bear Show. We met so many wonderful people and made a few new friends […]

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My first Wish Kid!

March 14th, 2014

Hi! I’m Tonya, and I am a Wish Coordinator. I started out at Kids Wish Network in our Programs Department (read more about our other programs here) and now am very fortunate to be a part of the Wish Department. I play an active part in helping grant the wishes for truly special children. It […]

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Guest Blog: Wish kid Ashley Owen

March 4th, 2014

Ashley was granted a wish to visit Hawaii in Sept. 2013. She suffers from Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory disease (NOMID). The disorder causes persistent inflammation and tissue damage primarily affecting the nervous system, skin, and joints, along with headaches, seizures and vomiting as a result of chronic meningitis. Ashley must take daily shots to prevent […]

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Sneak Peek: Warehouse Department

February 21st, 2014

A major part of the Kids Wish Network difference is our Holiday of Hope Gift Bank and On Tour Event programs. We couldn’t help the hundreds of thousands of children across the U.S. suffering from life-altering situations without our amazing Warehouse Department. Here’s a little piece of what they do! “This week in the warehouse, […]

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Chicago Hospitality

February 13th, 2014

Planning a wish to meet a celebrity can sometimes come on short notice – just like this week’s wish for our wish kid Rene to meet his idol Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls. With a small window to make it happen, I was lucky to make some great connections in Chicago. And, wow, what […]

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Turn Center Gift Bank

February 10th, 2014

Kids Wish Network Programs Department received a wonderful “thank you” from Chris Hale, the Executive Director at Turn Center in Amarillo, TX, for a recent Gift Bank delivery. With our Holiday of Hope Gift Bank program, Kids Wish Network is able to help great places like this and inspirational kids like Liberty (photo below). Hale […]

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114,912 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

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. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.