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$10,000 Donation to Saving tiny Hearts Society

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.”

StHS donation

Our CMO Jerry along with his wife Donna delivered the $10,000 donation to Francie and Brian at the Saving tiny Hearts Society

“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.”

Afternoon Playdate with Infantino & Mom Central Bloggers

Step2 and Infantino joined together with Mom Central to host an “Afternoon Playdate” on Thursday, August 4 as part of the pre-BlogHer 2011 festivities. The afternoon began with the arrival of over 30 mommy bloggers, including Leanne of Rave & Review, Shelly of Glitterful Felt Stories, and Jill of Musings from Me, to a beachfront home in Coronado, California.

Playdate Welcome

The event included a variety of activities such as mood boarding, where bloggers sifted through home magazines and cut out images that inspired their own kitchens, a gifting area, where bloggers took their hand at the new Infantino “Give a Bundle” campaign, and a “Candy Bar” to accommodate any sugar cravings.


Since the theme of the event was a “playdate,” it was only natural that the hors d’oeuvres were grown-up versions of kids’ favorite snacks – PB&J sandwiches (with no crust of course), tempura chicken fingers, and gourmet mac & cheese.


New toddler toys from Step2 and infant toys from Infantino were on display. New this fall from Step2 is the multi-level counter top Legacy Kitchen (available at Toys”R”Us this fall), a toddler-sized climb and slide elephant, a multi-purpose activity table that works with Legos, and the adorable foot-to-floor Wild Side Riders Giraffe (available now).

New Toys

Near the end of the event, all attendees were asked to select a rubber ducky to act as their entry into the grand prize drawing for a Step2 Grand Walk-In Kitchen (each duck had a number on its belly).


Congratulations to Amy of Grinning Cheek to Cheek! We hope that her two boys enjoy their new play kitchen.

GWIK Winner

We’d like to extend a big “Thank You!” to all the bloggers who attended the “Afternoon Playdate.” We admire and appreciate all that you do!


For more photos of the event, visit the Afternoon Playdate album on Facebook.