Items tagged “Charity Support”

This month, several conscientious companies are lending a helping hand toward finding a cure for breast cancer, and The Giggle Guide® recognizes them for their efforts to help make breast cancer a thing of the past. We can all do our part by supporting businesses that are going “pink” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including Baby K’tan, Nature’s Baby Organics, Comfort Silkie, Piggy Paint and The Bo Peep Boutique.

KidShow - Las Vegas, Nevada (8/31/09 - 9/2/09)

Kudos to KidShow for hosting another great trade event at Bally’s, Las Vegas. Denise Raeside, and her entire team, work hard to create a welcoming, relaxed and friendly shopping environment for manufacturers, designers and retailers to meet, greet and get down to business for Spring 2010. KidShow’s traditional perks include a free breakfast, lunch and snacks every day. It’s especially nice that the dining tables are round and large so vendors and retailers can visit and get to know each other in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

Here are a few exhibitors that really captured our attention at the event: Starting Green,Lexi Kate Designs, Princess Teeza, Jen’s Ideas, and Cacamamie.

KidShow - Las Vegas, Nevada (8/31/09 - 9/2/09)

Denise Raeside, KidShow Manager, says in her welcome letter, “Buyers are buying albeit carefully, but they are buying and that is a good sign.” Energy, and positive hopes for Spring 2010 motivated buyers shopping over 300 brands at the KidShow’s opening day. Buyer traffic was strong, and many exhibitors were very upbeat about the number and volume of orders written. Not just looky-loos here! Famous children’s brands, as well as new brands, were busy meeting, greeting and doing business!

From big idea to multinational sensation, Cloud B is focused on its mission of “helping children sleep.” Beginning as a joint business venture, Cloud B has evolved into a worldwide company with a desire to better the planet and fill a void in the children’s market. Many know of Cloud B’s Sleep Sheep and Twilight Turtle products which have calmed countless children to sleep. Now, join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how Cloud B began, how it stays true to its business vision, and how it’s floating on “cloud 9” due to the humanitarian and environmental efforts made possible by its success.

For animal lovers everywhere, the Acme World Zoo offers a stylish way to help displaced animals and teach children to do the same. The Acme World Zoo offers the kütelight, a modern, back-lit wall light with enchanting animal silhouettes. This luminary’s creation spans generations, from its salvaged vintage 1950’s animal silhouettes to its initial inspiration drawn from the hurricane Katrina disaster. The Giggle Guide® is pleased to spotlight this innovative product and its socially-responsible beacon of hope and caring.

As kids head back to school, parents everywhere scramble to find the necessary notebooks, colored pencils, calculators, and other supplies. Just around the corner, the battle over the “right” labeled wardrobe is brewing. Parents cringe at this time of year knowing that last year’s jeans just won’t do and this year’s can only come from one place. Luckily, The Giggle Guide® has done its homework and found some of the trendiest clothing lines for Fall that earn an A+ from kids and parents alike!

A growing concern for many parents and caregivers are the chemicals, such as BPA, that are found in many plastic children’s products. Such chemicals have been found to leech out of the plastics and cause a wide range of health problems when children are exposed to them over long periods of time. In response, there is a fast growing market of new products offering safe alternatives to plastics.

New products, many designed by concerned parents, are being produced to meet a growing demand. The Green Scene presents three companies that make safer new products for both children and our world: Silikids, Kid Konseve and SIGG.

Check out my bright new art that’s available in the shop and to stores nationwide. For info on these new pieces please contact me.
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Remember a week or so back when I had donated a painting to charity similar to this one. Well, I had a customer see it who completely fell in love with it, but it was already donated and already purchased by the lucky bidder. So then I offered to create one that was similar but I added another planet to make it completely her own. And the result is the one above. It turned out amazing, and Denise my new customer loved it. And her son, who is ever so cute and pictured below, seems to love it as well.

Just back from a great weekend in LA, where I went to help Renee and Scott Baio with their very first Celebrity Baby Yard Sale. I flew out there last Friday, rented a brand new red Mustang convertible (thanks for the upgrade, Hertz!), and headed to the Valley (my first visit ever) by the grace of GPS. The whole crew worked like mad setting up the event ; I didn’t get to bed till 4:30 AM! Three hours of sleep and I’m back up and off to the sale. Such a glamorous life, I know….

Whitten Grey, a socially and environmentally responsible Texas-based manufacturer of girls’ dresses, uses only organic fabrics and proudly manufactures its collections in the United States. Designers Brittney Davenport and Candice Jenkins have created a playful and childishly chic collection for ages 2 to 6.

Celebrity Baby Yard Sale

to be held Saturday, May 30th from 8 AM – 4PM in the Garden at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California Phone 800.821.8511/818.769.4700

Contact: MaryLenore Arsenault / (647) 382-7827