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Tips for parents who play with their children or who want stay-at-home income.
Toys for special need, autism, gifted and typical kids.

December 22, 2008

Making a difference sustains her

"Discovery Toys have been a part of my home and work life for the past 20 years. As an Occupational Therapist with special needs children and a mom of 4, I have loved and played with the classics as well as the new products with "all of my children". Discovery Toys provides me with the ability to give to children something that they may not get from another toy--educational value, durability, safety, skill development and opportunities to use their imagination! In fact, I had the chills with excitement to be able to help a relative find the perfect gift for a very special little boy in her life. The little boy had very limited use of his arms/hands and legs. Knowing the exceptional value and unique qualities of many of our products, I could not wait to show her what I had just for him. The Countdown Racer was the perfect gift! There is nothing like the feeling of being able to enable that little boy to play like his brothers with a really cool race car. Discovery Toys provides me with the ability to make a difference in the life of a child! "
Sue C.-D.

December 19, 2008

Acapulco trip

Another member of the Pearl Team has earned the 2008 incentive trip for 2 to Acapulco. Congratulations to Simone W.

December 18, 2008

Winter Sale starts Jan. 1

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December 13, 2008

Pearl Team Update

Please welcome new Pearls:
Karen J. of NJ sponsored by Sally D.
Yolanda D. of NY sponsored by Simone W.

Rocket Starters:
Level 3 - kit refunded!!- Lilian W, Teresa G, Melissa R, Laura G, Krista K, Angela H
Level 2- 2nd $50 coupon - Olga B, Jen A, Lisa K
Level 1- $50 coupon - Linda R, Julie N, Kathy M

Level 1- $50 coupon - Jen A

Margaret Mead, anthropologist

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

December 08, 2008

Pearl Team Kudos!

It's official! Lisa S has earned President's Club. In addition to having earned the trip for 2 to Acapulco, she will have an extra night on the trip, a limo ride at Denver's convention next summer, a free hotel room during convention and the coveted gold and sapphire President's Club ring. If you are on her team, keep an eye out for the challenges she'll offer for you to ride in style alongside her. Congratulations to Lisa on a job well done. Her team continues to flourish and grow.

Please welcome new Pearl:
Lisa L of NY sponsored by Lisa S

Rocket Starters:
Level 3 - kit refunded!!- Lilian W, Teresa G, Melissa R, Laura G, Krista K
Level 2- 2nd $50 coupon - Olga B, Linda R, Angela H
Level 1- $50 coupon - Lisa K, Jen A, Julie N

Level 1- $50 coupon - Jen A !!

December 02, 2008

Toys for Tots program


Contact: Billie Elias


Discovery Toys Give Back Hostess Program Aims to Donate $350,000 in Learning Products

(New York, NY), Dec. 2, 2008

When the 30-year-old direct-selling company heard that donations to Toys for Tots were down this year, and that the charity organization would be hard-pressed to deliver gifts to thousands of needy families on their rosters, Discovery Toys quickly mobilized to help fill this shortfall by leveraging the efforts of the thousands of individuals across the country who host Discovery Toys parties in their homes and workplaces.

Shoppers looking for quality educational toys, books, and games for the children in their lives can contribute to families in need by making a purchase at a Discovery Toys party. Explains Cindy Franco, Discovery Toys Vice President of Sales, “When someone hosts a Discovery Toys party, she earns free products based on the level of sales from that party. A party generating $550 in total sales, for example, earns the hostess $100 in free products. Discovery Toys will match this earned free product value and make an equal donation to Toys for Tots.” The matching donation program runs through December 12. The toy company hopes to contribute upwards of $350,000 in new toys to help bring some joy to families who find themselves in need during these difficult economic times. The program affords individuals the opportunity to assist these children without having to trade off dollars spent on holiday gifts. The more someone spends, the higher the contribution.

Shares Rich Newton, Discovery Toys President, “With our distressed economy, so many families have taken a hit financially. Many are eager to help, especially children, but their resources are limited. Our Give Back Hostess program allows customers to contribute to our Toys for Tots donation without having to sacrifice gift purchases for their own loved ones.”

To learn more about hosting or attending a Discovery Toys party, contact Billie Elias, independent Discovery Toys Executive Manager, in the New York area at

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About Discovery Toys

Discovery Toys, Inc. is the leading direct seller of educational toys, books, and games for children, personalizing the toy-purchase experience through a network of several thousand Educational Consultants in the U.S. and Canada. Since 1978, Discovery Toys has encouraged parents to play with their children, providing the highest quality toys to help them make a lasting investment in their children’s future. The company has received more than 165 awards from highly recognized educators and parenting organizations. Discovery Toys, Inc., located at 6400 Brisa Street, Livermore, California 94550, is a subsidiary of Draupnir, LLC.

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