The tornadoes that hit the South this Spring impacted many people, including children. Play areas were destroyed impacting children’s ability to go out, play and just be kids.
In an effort to help the victims of the tornadoes, Step2 teamed up with Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) to donate 23 slides. Step2 is proud to partner with this organization, which brings hope and self-esteem to more than 4.5 million children and their families each year by providing new clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and juvenile products donated by manufacturers and retailers.
The donations are distributed through a network of nearly 1,000 local community social service agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The efforts of K.I.D.S. reach children who are challenged by poverty, homelessness, domestic abuse, low literacy, military family service, major illness, incarcerated family members and disaster survival.
For more information about K.I.D.S., or to find our how you can help, please visit http://www.kidsdonations.org/
Step2 recently teamed up with the Lifetime® television series Designing Spaces to revamp the Infant Toddler Playroom at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. We ventured down to Hollywood, FL to get a behind the scenes look at the taping of the upcoming episode.
Array of Step2 and Infantino items donated to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Assembling the toys
Host Debi Marie (Photo credit: Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation)
Ride-ons and Shopping Carts for the patients to enjoy
Be sure to check out the two-part episode in June! The “before and set-up” episode airs on June 17 at 7:30 am/6:30c and the “big reveal” airs on June 24 at 7:30 am/6:30c.