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By Step2 on February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Just BeCause
In the United States alone, one in 125 newborns suffer from a congenital heart defect (CHD), making it America’s number one birth defect. The Saving tiny Hearts Society is committed to funding CHD research, extending the lives of children born with a CHD today and those 50 years from now.
In appreciation for the efforts of the Saving tiny Hearts Society, Step2 pledged $10,000 as part of the holiday 2011 contest to support CHD research in hopes of erasing this life-threatening condition forever.
“At Step2 we are a big extended family and some of our own have been affected by Congenital Heart Defects,” said Jerry McDermott, chief marketing officer.” As part of our Just BeCause program to reach out and do something good, we are able to touch the lives of others who want their children to be well and need attention on a cause for further research and development.”
“We’re thrilled Step2 is a member of the Saving tiny Hearts Family,” said Francie Paul, the Chairman and President of the Saving tiny Hearts Society. “This donation is funding promising CHD research in hopes of finding a cure. We are eternally grateful for their continued support.”
By Step2 on November 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Just BeCause
With the holidays quickly approaching, Step2 and Invodo are proud to donate $3,500 worth of toys to the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas to allow for creative role play and hours of fun for kids at the hospital and their visitors.
As a brand famous for play kitchens and real life activity spaces, the donation includes more than 40 different Step2 toys that offer numerous play experiences. The toys will help contribute to the hospital’s children’s lounge and play areas to help establish a comforting atmosphere.
Team members from both companies personally dropped off the donation on Wednesday, November 16.
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About Children’s Medical Center
Children’s is a private, not-for-profit system. It’s the seventh-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. It was the state’s first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information about Children’s, please visit www.childrens.com
Step2 would like to acknowledge employees’ military family members in honor of Veterans Day. Photos of loved ones who are serving or have served in a branch of the military are proudly on display in our office cafeteria today.
Step2 also honors:
Step2′s own Jared Atkins, Coordinator of International Development, was a hero last night as he rescued a woman from her burning home.
Jared and his friend were driving past the home of Constance Mellott, Emeritus professor of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University, last night when they saw the fire.
“[My friend] saw the flames, and so he stopped his truck and backed it up,” Jared said in a kentwired.com article. “I jumped out of my car and ran into the house while he called 911.”
We commend him for his bravery and are proud to have a hero amongst us today!
Step2 and Infantino are collaborating with photographer Kelle Hampton for our Everybody Plays campaign concept, and we want to see some pictures of your little one!
We’re looking for babies and kiddos up to five years old, in all shapes, sizes and styles. If your child is selected, there’s a good chance he or she will show up on Step2 and Infantino’s 2012 packaging or website, and your little one can help us show the world that we’re all unique – and that unique is awesome!
Please note this call is only open to Southern California parents and children between the ages of 0 and 5 who are not represented by an agency. Please email submissions to email@example.com with a full-length and close-up photo.
None of our children look, grow, talk or laugh alike, and we think that’s beautiful! In fact, we want to celebrate it, and show the unique faces, smiles and styles of babies everywhere. And we’re doing just that with our new Everybody Plays campaign.
We’re looking forward to working with Kelle and we’ll share updates soon. In the meantime, you can see some of Kelle’s work and check our her (awesome!) blog.