Popular Children's On Demand Video Service Brings Donors Together To Launch Special Campaign Benefitting Families In Need
CALGARY, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - A Parent Media Co. Inc. ("APMC") is pleased to announce the launch of its Kidoodle.TV "Make a Kid Smile" campaign to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada. Kidoodle.TV, working together with the Crist Family Foundation and Hasbro, Inc., will be donating tablets loaded with Kidoodle.TV subscriptions and Hasbro toys to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country, bringing safe, quality entertainment to children and their families in their time of need. Over 500 Galaxy 3 tablets by Samsung were donated by the Crist Family Foundation in support of this initiative!
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to share the Kidoodle.TV service with Ronald McDonald House families," said Mike Lowe, President, APMC and founder of Kidoodle.TV. "Ronald McDonald House and Kidoodle.TV are both safe places for children, and it is an honor to work with the Crist Family Foundation, Hasbro and the RMHC team to bring smiles to these children and their families."
In addition to tablet and subscription donations, APMC will provide complimentary annual subscriptions to Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada for every annual Kidoodle.TV subscription purchased until December 31, 2014.
Just in time for Halloween, Kidoodle.TV is also offering downloadable, printable coupon pages and promo codes perfect for sharing two months of free service ($10 value) with Trick-or-Treaters, in Halloween treat bags and more. For every Halloween promo code used between October 1 and November 30, 2014, APMC will donate $.50 to Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada.
"We are so grateful to the team at Kidoodle.TV and their partners for this generous donation to our Houses," said Cathy Loblaw, President & CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada. "It is the mission of Ronald McDonald Houses to provide a home away from home for families, so they can focus on the thing that matters most – healing their sick child. We look forward to Kidoodle.TV providing our families with a safe and fun experience– helping provide a little bit of normal during a time that is anything but."
The Kidoodle.TV team will make in person, on site donations as follows:
Ronald McDonald House, Vancouver – October 16, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Hamilton – October 22, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, London – October 24, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Edmonton – October 28, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Saskatoon – October 29, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Calgary – November 5, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Red Deer – November 6, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Newfoundland – November 24, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Halifax – November 25, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Quebec City – November 26, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Montreal – November 27, 2014
Ronald McDonald House, Ottawa – November 28, 2014
For more information and to download printable Halloween coupons please visit www.kidoodle.tv/halloween or find us on Facebook.
The Crist Family Foundation was formally established in March 2014. It is the intention of the Crist family to find ways to benefit causes near and dear to their hearts, including causes that benefit children. The family also intends to pool its resources to grow its foundation so that it can continue to undertake philanthropic activities for years to come.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families through the creative expression of the Company's world class brand portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF and LITTLEST PET SHOP. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling around Hasbro brands across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. Through the company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
Kidoodle.TV® is an online, streaming video service for children ages 12 and under. It is not only mobile, but safe, with robust parental controls and time limits. Featuring a brightly colored, easy-to-use user interface, customizable profiles for up to 5 children, and great entertainment and educational content from a variety of sources for only $4.99/month, Kidoodle.TV is child oriented and convenient, with no adult content and no commercials. Kidoodle.TV® is owned by A Parent Media Co. Inc., a family focused company. Kidoodle.TV is certified by the kidSAFE® Seal Program and has received the Parent Tested, Parent Approved Award. Visit www.kidoodle.tv to learn more.
In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada was founded to be the everlasting organization that would support Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a home away from home for out of town families with sick children being treated at a nearby hospital. Today, 14 Ronald McDonald Houses serve 23,409 families each year. By the end of 2014 that support will grow to serve over 27,000 families. Completing our circle of support for Canadian families are 11 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, which provide an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of the pediatric children's hospital, as well as the 2 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs in Calgary, Alberta. As our largest donor, McDonald's® Restaurants of Canada and its Owner/Operators donate 10 cents from every Happy Meal® to Ronald McDonald Houses across Canada.
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SOURCE: Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada
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