Donation Spotlight: Cast for Kids

August 8th, 2009 turned out to be a very cold and blustery day. I almost couldn’t believe that after such warm weather, the day of the event was windy and overcast. It’s better for the fish, I heard again and again. It didn’t seem to hamper the kids at all either.The day started out early, set-up at 5:30 am and registration beginning at 7:00 am.The BASS Association volunteers were there, ready to hit the water.At 9:00 am, the registered participants had all been assigned to a boat or pontoon and the boats took off.The on- shore volunteers, of which I was one, headed over to the main pavilion to decorate and set up for lunch and the award ceremony.

Lunch was prepared by the Weber County Job Corps student culinary team and the menu consisted of hotdogs and burgers.There were over 40 volunteers, helping kids return their gear and find their way to the pavilion for lunch.It was really cool to see so many people intent on making the day a memorable event for someone else’s child. At the pavilion, we got word that one of the children had fallen in the water, and thanks to the generosity of one of the campers, who offered dry clothes and blankets, the girl warmed up and got right back into the festivities.

After lunch, the kids received a plaque and a medal from the C.A.S.T. Foundation and a goodie bag from Reclamation.Numerous sponsors contributed items for the raffle which raised money for next year’s event.The kids and their companions left with armloads of goodies and a feeling of belonging.At least that was my perception from the looks on their parent’s faces and the kids’ ear to ear smiles.

I would like to thank Name Tag, Inc. for helping sponsor this event. Funds are hard to come by and the way in which the organizers at Reclamation stretch their funds is truly amazing to me. The donation from Name Tag allowed us to put money toward some treats for the participants and their companions.This event is held annually, for more information, go to

www.castforkids.org

New Non-Printed Lanyards Page

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The process of renovating the website continues with the revision of the non-printed lanyards

The lanyards section is by far, the most time-consuming and difficult product line to rework, simply due to the large number of products and the vast number of options and add-ons.We’ll continue to revise each subsection of the lanyards line and will release each completed section individually, instead of waiting to release all of the pages at once.

We are hoping the new pages will make it easier to navigate through the various materials and will simplify the ordering process.

Visit the non-printed lanyards page and let us know what you think.

https://www.nametag.com/lanyards/badge-lanyards.php

New Sample Request Page

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We’ve revised our sample request process to provide you with more control of the products you’d like to sample. Our old sample request package contained 3 of our name tag styles (hot-stamped, engraved and printed) and a stamped ribbon.Though it showcased some of our capabilities, it was limited only to these items.

The new sample request page has now also been expanded to allow you to request products from all of our major product lines: name tags, ribbons, lanyards, name plates, and badge holders – select up to 4 different products.

We’ve also changed our shipping service from First Class Mail to Priority Mail, so now your sample request package should arrive much sooner – typically in 3 to 4 business days. Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to provide samples outside of the United States.

Stop by the Sample Request page and give it a try!

*Please note: We have a variety of pre-designed samples that will be selected to best match your request, and you may select from the colors and fasteners you would most like to see. However, customized samples (customized with your name, logo, company, etc.) will not be sent out, unless they are paid for in full by the customer.

Donation Spotlight: Kreative Kids

Kreative Kids is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, volunteer operated organization providing activities for children/persons afflicted with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) their families and their siblings. Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a neurological disorder that significantly impairs a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Once considered a low incidence disorder, 1 in 125 people is now afflicted with some form of ASD.
Kreative Kids is affiliated with DAFEAT (Dayton Area Families for Effective Autism Treatment), DAS (Dayton Autism Society), DANT or Dayton ANT (Dayton Autism Network Team), DARN (Dayton Asperger’s Resource Network), Just for Kids, Families with ASD based in Cincinnati and AIM for the Handicapped, all with a combined membership of over one thousand families. We strive to provide a safe environment for these groups and special needs children to learn, play and grow. All activities we provide helps to teach our special kids lessons in environmental issues, safety programs, wildlife management and safety, sportsmanship in individual as well as team sports and general help with everyday struggles of life.
Kreative Kids has activities and programs on a monthly to bi-weekly basis. Since the majority of families with a child on the Autism Spectrum are usually financially burdened due to medication costs and such, all of our activities are free or at a minimum charge so that everyone can participate. Kreative Kids activities have included hiking and rock climbing lessons; Archery; monthly fishing; monthly wildlife and environmental programs; miniature golf; roller skating and much, much more. We hold four large events each year as well: Our winter carnival, our annual fishing derby which is our largest event, our fall harvest party and our holiday party in December.
We are always looking for sponsoring businesses and organizations as well as volunteers. We operate solely with volunteers and donations. We would like to thank you for taking time to learn about our organization and our special kids. If you would like to make a donation, please make donation checks payable to Kreative Kids. You may contact us at any time via telephone, email or USPS. We look forward to hearing from you.

Kreative Kids
4409 Wehner Road
Kettering, Ohio 45429-5136
KREATIVE KIDS WOULD LIKE TO THANK AARIN TRAN AND THE ENTIRE STAFF OF NAME TAG, INC. FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF LANYARDS TO OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN FOR THEIR 2008 FISHING DERBY. The derby was a huge success. Exact totals are not in yet but it looks like we had very near 300 participants this year.