Yoobi Partners with Starlight® Wish List Platform to Support Pediatric Patients Across the Nation

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Following the 2014 Starlight Awards, where Yoobi Co-Founder and CEO Ido Leffler was honored with the Innovator Award, Yoobi announced a partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation to distribute bright and colorful supplies to school programs within children’s hospitals nationwide.

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The new partnership was announced at the 2014 Starlight Awards, which was held on Oct. 23 in downtown Los Angeles; during the gala event, which honored individuals who support the efforts of Starlight Children’s Foundation.

On Nov. 1, Yoobi, a new school supply brand, launched a partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation through its Starlight® Wish List platform, the world’s first online giving marketplace created by Starlight last year. For each product purchased on Yoobi.com, Yoobi will donate an additional item to Starlight Children’s Foundation. Through this partnership, Yoobi’s bright and colorful supplies will be distributed to school programs within children’s hospitals nationwide, affecting more than 30,000 kids in the New Year!

The new partnership was announced at the 2014 Starlight Awards, which were held on Oct. 23 in downtown Los Angeles, during the gala event, which honored individuals who support the efforts of Starlight Children’s Foundation. During an academic year, children are absent from school due to chronic illness an average of 16 days, compared to the state average of seven days, according to the Journal of Pediatrics. Starlight Wish Lists collectively serve more than 26 million patient visits per year, 21 million of which are at children’s hospitals with school programs. Through this partnership, Yoobi will help ensure that kids in classrooms, whether in a regular school or in a hospital setting, have the fundamental supplies they need for learning and creativity.

About Yoobi

Yoobi is an awesome new school supply brand that uses engaging designs and vibrant colors to spark creativity and make learning fun, while also solving a very big problem. For every Yoobi item purchased, Yoobi contributes a Yoobi item to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S. By 2015, together with the Kids In Need Foundation, Yoobi aims to impact more than 30,000 K-3rd Grade classrooms nationwide, changing the lives of over 750,000 kids. Together with Starlight Children’s Foundation, Yoobi will also distribute supplies to school programs within children’s hospitals nationwide, affecting more than 30,000 kids in the New Year. Yoobi offers more than 80 different items, from pens to journals and highlighters, all under $10 and sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and on http://yoobi.com/ .

About Starlight Children’s Foundation

Founded in 1982, Starlight Children’s Foundation is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year. To learn more, visit http://www.starlight.org/, and follow Starlight on Facebook at StarlightChildrensFoundation and on Twitter @StarlightOnline.

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