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Monday, February 19, 2018

2013 DSNetwork calendar and other gifts that give back

The DSNetwork 2013 calendar was unveiled Oct. 27 at the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk. The photography, courtesy of Bugabu Images, features the beautiful, smiling faces of many DSNetwork children and their families. The mission of DSNetwork is to educate, support and advocate for those in our community impacted by Down syndrome. Calendars make great holiday gifts for friends, family, doctors and teachers. $10 each or buy 10, get two free. Order online.

2012 Holiday Cards are out

Phoenix Children’s Hospital  2012 Holiday Cards went on sale on Nov. 1 at all Safeway stores and are available for purchase online at This is the 26th Anniversary for the Card Project, which is the signature fundraiser for the Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.  Retail packages are $10 for 15 cards and 100% of proceeds support the Center.

“Each card is a piece of art designed by a patient of the Center and is a reflection of their own personal story,” explains art project manager, Cathy Sherwin of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.  “In fact, just being involved in the art project provides a much-needed positive emotional outlet for these children.”

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s is the largest provider of hematology and oncology care in Arizona. Phoenix Children’s offer state-of-the-art pediatric cancer management to almost half of Arizona’s children diagnosed with malignancies and/or life-threatening hematologic diseases.

Mr. Broccoli during one of his many international adventures. Photo courtesy of IKEA.

Soft toy sales at IKEA benefit UNICEF

Cuddly friends like Mr. Broccoli and Clown Dog bring smiles to children here and quality education to children around the world.

The annual IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign runs through Dec. 29. For every IKEA soft toy sold, one Euro ($1.30) will be donated to UNICEF and Save the Children to help children around the world gain access to quality education. The toys range in price from 49 cents to $19.99.

Since the start of the Soft Toys for Education program in 2003, IKEA has raised more than $61 million, helping over eight million children in close to 40 countries.

Purchase the toys at the Tempe store or order online.

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