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  • 12/08/2010 - Gifts In Kind International Announces $375,000 Toy Donation by Scentsy, Inc., in time for the Holidays

    Gifts In Kind announced that Scentsy, Inc., has donated $375,000 in plush toys to be distributed to Gifts In Kind International groups across the country. The donation was announced today as part of the NBC TODAY Show?s annual toy drive and is part of a larger pledge by Scentsy worth $2.5 million in toys for nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children.

    ?Gifts In Kind is thrilled to receive these Scentsy toy donations to distribute to our large network of nonprofits that serve families in need,? said Cindy Hallberlin, CEO and president of Gifts In Kind International. ?The toys will brighten the lives of many children whose families may be struggling over the holiday season.?

    Gifts In Kind International will receive 15,000 Scentsy Buddies, a cuddly companion for children ages three and up. There are six Scentsy Buddies, and each features a zippered pocket that holds a fragrant Scent Pak?. Children can register their Buddy, play games, and print an adoption certificate at an interactive website, scentsybuddy.com.

    ?We try to contribute more than we take everywhere we do business,? said Heidi Thompson, President of Scentsy. ?We are blessed to be in a position where we can help children around the country. We hope our Scentsy Buddies will create some wonderful memories for kids this holiday season.?

    Scentsy?s flagship product is a wickless candle heated in a decorative ceramic warmer. The Scentsy Buddy is the newest addition to the company?s home fragrance line and allows children to enjoy fragrance in a fun, safe way.

    About Gifts In Kind International
    Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation?s best-managed charities in America, Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org) is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing new corporate product donations?including books, toys, personal care products and clothing, building supplies, computers and other technology products, and much more?to qualified nonprofit organizations. The charitable organization works with more than half of the Fortune 100 consumer, retail and technology companies.

    About Scentsy
    Scentsy, Inc. is a rapidly growing party plan company offering a variety of scented, wickless candles heated in decorative ceramic candle warmers. The simplicity and value of its flameless candle products provide a better alternative to burning wicked candles in the home and office. What began in 2004 in a 40-foot ocean container on a small sheep farm is now an international company headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, with more than 80,000 current Independent sales Consultants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada. To learn more or find a Consultant, visit www.scentsy.com.