Friday Fun Feature: Magnoodle and Pencils of Promise

Posted by aMuse Toys on May 24, 2013 0 Comments

Magnoodle is a 21st Century spin on the classic friendship bracelet. 12 Magnets on one cord makes for some twist-able, snap-able, funky & freestyle jewelry.

When the bracelets arrived at aMuse Toys we were excited for this free spirited piece. It's perfect in a birthday gift or camp care package.

Some of us were unfamiliar with Magnoodle before its arrival, so we decided to check out the company online. In doing so, we discovered Pencils of Promise.

Our collective "Oh, cool!" became an "Oh, wow."

Pencils of Promise is an award winning non-profit organization that works to ensure all children receive a quality education. The organization works with communities around the world to build schools and train teachers. Pencils of Promise has built over 120 schools around the world!

 

So, how are Magnoodle and Pencils of Promise connected?

Magnoodle is an official sponsor of Pencils of Promise which means for every Magnoodle bracelet purchased, a contribution is made to the world's children. If you'd like to learn more about Magnoodle or Pencils of Promise, come talk to us at either our Fells Point or Quarry Lake location.

We love chatting about a good cause!

 

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Sharing is Caring: Kennedy Krieger's Center for Autism & Related Disorders to Receive $400 in Toys

Posted by Claudia Towles on May 03, 2013 0 Comments

Thank YOU! Whether you participated in our #Like4Tikes campaign or simply shopped with us on during our #Shop4aCause Sunday, YOUR support allows us to make this donation in celebration of National Autism Awareness month. Stay tuned for pictures of the toys picked out by staff at Kennedy Krieger's CARD program.

 

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Autism Awareness: Shop For A Cause

Posted by aMuse Toys on April 27, 2013 2 Comments

The aTeam is registered & ready to #ROARforAutism tomorrow morning at Kennedy Kriegers annual 5K in Oregon Ridge Park. We think it is a great way to kick off our Shop for a Cause donation event!

In addition to raising funds for a toy donation of carefully selected products from Melissa & Doug via our #Likes4Tikes campaign, this Sunday April 28 you can support the efforts of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism & Related Disorders. Shop in stores (both locations) & online (www.amusetoys.com) & 10% of your purchase will be donated to their autism research programs. We have a donation goal of $1,000 & you can help! Get out & #ShopForACause!

 

     



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National Autism Awareness Month: Likes 4 Tikes!

Posted by aMuse Toys on April 14, 2013 0 Comments

In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we are giving away toys!

April is National Autism Awareness Month and we are incredibly inspired by our many friends of aMuse that have some connection to a child on the Autism spectrum. What better way to honor the true meaning of this month then by celebrating these individuals with a donation of toys and games to foster their creativity and facilitate their learning needs? For every 10 "Likes" we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug products to the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), up to $1,000. We're calling it our Likes 4 Tikes campaign!

 

Toys and games play a huge role in child development and the promotion of important skills and abilities: Speech and language development, cognitive development, social cues, fine motor and gross motor refinement, and even life skills.

We are excited for the chance to add to the collection of these essential developmental tools at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. But, the amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family.

The wonderful staff at Kennedy Krieger and CARD incorporate play into their daily activities with the children and behind the scenes are the doctors and scientists researching groundbreaking advancements in this field. To learn more about the extraordinary efforts of individuals at Kennedy Krieger Institute and how you can join the caring individuals who work and volunteer there, please visit: www.kennedykrieger.org/overview/volunteer.

And remember, the more "Likes" we get, the more toys and games we donate, so be sure to #GetYourShareOn!

We are so excited to announce our "Likes for Tikes" campaign that starts today! In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we will be giving away some toys! For every 10 likes we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug toys and games to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, up to $1000.  The amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family. Thank you to everyone for


Recently, the beloved toy company partnered with child psychologist, Dr. Melissa Liguori to efficiently/correctly/properly identify and label those games and toys that are top notch: the ones that parents and guardians love and the  at fostering and promoting important development skills in children. Skills like

We are so excited to announce our "Likes for Tikes" campaign that starts today! In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we will be giving away some toys! For every 10 likes we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug toys and games to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, up to $1000.  The amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family. Thank you to everyone for


Recently, the beloved toy company partnered with child psychologist, Dr. Melissa Liguori to efficiently/correctly/properly identify and label those games and toys that are top notch: the ones that parents and guardians love and the  at fostering and promoting important development skills in children. Skills like

We are so excited to announce our "Likes for Tikes" campaign that starts today! In participation with Melissa & Doug and the Kennedy Krieger Institute, we will be giving away some toys! For every 10 likes we get on Facebook between Sunday, April 14th and Sunday, April 28th, we will donate $10 worth of Melissa & Doug toys and games to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, up to $1000.  The amount of toys we give away depends entirely on you so be sure to "Like" our Facebook page and share this post with all your friends and family. Thank you to everyone for


Recently, the beloved toy company partnered with child psychologist, Dr. Melissa Liguori to efficiently/correctly/properly identify and label those games and toys that are top notch: the ones that parents and guardians love and the  at fostering and promoting important development skills in children. Skills like

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Charm It! Design Contest

Posted by Leila Warshaw on March 19, 2013 0 Comments

 

 

  

 

Sunday, March 24th from 1 to 3 PM 

Join us for charms, crafts, games and cupcakes!

 

We are hosting an event, in participation with Charm It!, to find the next winner of their Design-A-Charm Contest!

Does your child have an idea for an awesome design? Well, Charm It! is looking to turn your kids' designs into real charms! All kids, ages 14 and younger, are welcome to enter a design. So come to aMuse Toys at our Quarry Lake location to draw your design for your very own Charm It! charm.

The entries will be sent to the Charm It! headquarters where all the entries will be posted online for public voting between April 17th and May 1st. The top 13 entries (the ones with the most votes) will be the guest design winners!

Each winner will see his or her design be created into a real Charm It! charm. He or she will also receive a $100 gift certificate to spend online at Charm It!. And Charm It! will make a $5,000 donation to Art Start in honor of the thirteen winners. Art Start is a nationally recognized, non-profit, outreach organization. Its programs use the creative arts to transform the lives of at-risk youth. Charm It! is proud to give to this outstanding network and we are honored to spread the word about it!

We will provide all the materials needed, you only need to bring your ideas. Come to Quarry Lake, Sunday, March 24th at 1 PM and let's #GetOurDesignOn!

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