Stuffed animal maker Wild Republic will be joining hands with Project Night Night to make bedtime more comfortable for children in shelters. Wild Republic President Vishnu Chandran announced the holiday partnership surrounded by hundreds of stuffed animals and other toys in the Wild Republic showroom.
“We are honored to partner with Project Night Night,” he said. “We all care about the children, a lot of whom need support and need love.” He adds that Wild Republic has now been around for 36 years “creating joy and happiness”. This year it will spread the joy to even more children with Project Night Night.
Project Night Night, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, has provided “night night” bags to more than 250,000 children, from infants to preteens, in 1,000 shelters, including some in Summit County. They’ve also supplied bags to the Emergency Assistance Center in Northfield Village.
Each bag features a blanket, a book and a stuffed animal. This year most of the stuffies will be provided by Wild Republic. How many exactly depends on the customers. For each order made on the company’s website, that is $35 or more, Wild Republic will donate a Switch-A-Rooz set (two stuffies in one) to project Night Night. THe customers would receive an additional free gift and free shipping.
“I am over-the-moon excited to know we have amazing, high quality stuffed animals to give. I am grateful for Wild Republic, who has a huge heart and belongs that stuffed animals belong in the arms of children”, says Bryan, a mother of three, to the TwinsburgBulletin.
She adds that stuffed animals make scary situations more comfortable and easier to handle. “The goal of a shelter is to be a safe place to stay,” Bryan said. “Our job is to help the shelter give a little extra. It can make a scary situation a little more comfortable.”