ORLANDO – Kids Wish Network will bring holiday cheer to sick children early this year at Florida Children’s Hospital through another Holiday of Hope, held Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Holiday of Hope is a special gift giving drive that will bring happiness to all of the young patients and their siblings. In addition to the hundreds of toys that will be distributed by Kids Wish Network, there will be return appearances by the stars of Nickelodeon’s Slimetime Live, Jonah and Jessica, as well as entertainment by magician Richard Hewitt, P.J. the Clown, and several characters from Universal Studios Orlando. In addition to all of these featured acts, the Orlando Miracle mascot, Star, will be stopping by to join in on all of the fun.
Some of these brave children will have short visits in the hospital, while others won’t be as fortunate, having to endure extended stays. The special, private event will create cherished memories for all of these kids, allowing them to forget the pain of the stinging needles and the fear that comes from being in a strange place, away from their families.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank all of its gracious sponsors: Nickelodeon, Universal Studios Orlando, Richard Hewitt, P.J. the Clown, the Orlando Miracle, 21st Century Toys, Inc., Adva-Lite, Anomaly Games, Bags & Bows, Belae Brands, Inc., Berchet, Bic Graphics, Bing Sales, Blue Bell Bear, Bonnie Bell, Bozz USA, Buffalo Games, Burnes of Boston, Chicco USA, Charlesbridge Publishing, Frank & Lynn Cotillo, Creative Plastics, Crescent Oaks Country Club, Exaclair, Inc. Fanny’s Play House, FAO Schwarz, Flipo Group, Inc., Fraternal Order of Eagles, Funny Friends, Ganz Cottage Collectibles, Gift Box Corporation of America, Hands On Toys, Hasbro, Inc. Hit Entertainment, Hohner, Inc., Hollywood Records, ideavillage, Identity Eyewear, Inc., Jacobson Stores, Inc., J B of Florida, Jax Ltd., Kid Galaxy, Mac Cosmetics, McGraw Hill, Manhattan Toy Co., Mattel Foundation, Merrilee Klages, Music Showcase, New Ray Toys, Inc. OPI Products, Inc., Pendergrass, Inc., Pentel of America, Ltd., Processed Plastic Co., Simon & Schuster, Sony Music, Stellar Partners, Inc., Stephan Enterprises, Super Yo, Swibco, Takara, Tangle, Inc., Texas Hat Co., Inc., Toma Industries, Inc., Traffic Jam Cosmetics, Universal Battery Corp., Van Guard Sunglasses, Walt Disney Records, Winning Moves Games, Word Wizard, Your Logo, Zapf Creations.
Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to grant wishes to children who have life-threatening illnesses. If you know a child between the ages of 3 and 18 who may be in need of their wish granting services, please call (813) 891-9374 or toll free at (888) 918-9004. You can also visit its web site at www.kidswishnetwork.org.