ATLANTA (PRNewswire) — In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami tragedy that devastated Japan, Kids II Inc. has made donations to two charitable organizations, the American Red Cross and Save the Children, through its philanthropic foundation.
Aiding those in distress due to this unprecedented catastrophe is a cause close to the heart of Kids II. The Atlanta-based company has an office in Japan and was distraught to learn of the exponentially high number of children affected by this disaster.
“We were deeply saddened by the devastation caused by these horrific events in Japan, and our entire team at Kids II throughout our global offices was ready and willing to assist,” says Ryan Gunnigle, president and CEO of Kids II. “We were compelled to step in and act quickly to help ease the pain and suffering of the children and their families whose lives have been dramatically uprooted.”
The Kids II Foundation donated $30,000 for disaster relief efforts. This contribution was split between the two organizations: the American Red Cross and Save the Children. The latter, a global group dedicated to assisting children in times of emergency, estimates that 100,000 children have been displaced in Japan due to this catastrophe. Kids II continues to support this organization committed to the welfare of children during this time of extreme need, as well as the ongoing efforts of the American Red Cross.
One of the world’s fastest-growing infant products companies, Kids II has been reinventing baby toys and gear for 40 years and counting. Kids II designs, distributes and markets nearly 100 products under its Bright Starts brand name. It also holds the license to design and manufacture products for Baby Einstein. In addition to Japan, the company has international affiliate operations in Australia, Canada, Europe, China, Hong Kong, and Mexico. Visit www.kidsii.com.