Wonder Works Donates 7,000 Toys to MUSC Children’s Hospital
We are beyond ecstatic to share that as a result of of our Facebook Toy FunRaiser, we were able to donate 7,000 toys to benefit Happy Wheels, a cart that provides toys and books each Thursday to children receiving treatment at MUSC Children’s Hospital. We could not have accomplished this goal without the help of our incredible fans and community support; without you, none of this would have been possible!
December 1st-7th, 2010, we held a Week of Wonder led by 10-year-old Harper Drolet, a patient at the Hospital. For every new person that “liked” our Facebook page, Wonder Works donated a toy to Happy Wheels. We donated many of our own toys, and also contacted many generous toy companies that have provided toys to us for 22 years to make up the difference. Trucks started rolling in with product for Happy Wheels on March 29th at our store in Mt. Pleasant, where we handed over loads of toys to MUSC representatives.
Jackie Shealy, Happy Wheels Executive Director said, “We’re so touched that the community got so involved in the Wonder Works Facebook FunRaiser. There are so many toys that we are now in need of a climate-controlled storage unit to store them. The kids look forward to Thursdays and just knowing we can give a toy away to every single child for the rest of this year is beyond words. It means so much.”
We are committed to continue raising toys on our Facebook page throughout 2011. For every new person that likes us this year, we will donate a toy to Happy Wheels. Help us keep the magic going, so please spread the word!
The following companies have graciously assisted us in donating toys to MUSC: Around the Table, Cloud B, Faber Castell, Ganz, ID GEAR, Manhattan Toys, Marky Sparky, Melissa & Doug, Mindtwister, Nowstalgic Toys, Safari Ltd., Scratch Art, ToySmith, Westminister, Winning Moves.
Garden Key Keepers
March Gift of the Month: This handcrafted garden key keeper is not only a fun, unique and whimsical decorative stake for your garden and patio but also cleverly hides your house key in a hidden compartment! Decorate your garden and never get locked out again!
Available at Wonder Works for $12.99.
Silly Slapz Slap Watch
March Gadget of the Month: Remember the slap bracelets in the early 90s? Well, they’re back and even better… introducing Slap Watches! The Silly Slapz Slap Watch is a colorful silicone slap bracelet with a bright watch face that slaps right on your wrist. Plus, these fun watches come in nine different colors and have a removable face, so you can mix and match your colors, and give them to your friends!
The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund: Sammy’s Last Week in Charleston
March Book of the Month: Sammy agrees to take a new job in a new city only to find out he will have to move sooner than he thought! Follow Sammy through his last week in Charleston as he says his goodbyes and tries to pack in as much fun as he can, including his visit to Wonder Works!
Calico Critters Camper
March Toy of the Month: Introducing the newest Calico item, the Critters Caravan Family Camper. This home away from home sleeps four Calico Critters and has all the modern conveniences, including a bathroom and fully-supplied kitchen. It also comes with many other accessories (over 35 in all) including a table, kitchen items, sleeping bags, & more! Ages 3 & up.
Available at Wonder Works for $74.99.
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