Toy Robot from Kauzbots Helps Homeless Children through Partnership with Dream Catalyst

Today, Kauzbots announced Dream Catalyst as the new non-profit partner for Kalvin at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. The new partnership strives to create awareness and financial support for the benefit of homeless children.
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Feb. 13, 2011 - PRLog -- Today at American International Toy Fair, Kauzbots announced that their Kalvin plush toys, key chains and apparel will help support Dream Catalyst, a non-profit focused on helping homeless children realize their dreams.  Dream Catalyst is a new non-profit organization founded by Erik Lehmann with offices in Ithaca, New York and Costa Mesa, California.  Erik, who as a teenager was homeless, understands first-hand the challenges of being homeless.   According to 2007 Study by National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty 1.35 million children are likely to experience homelessness in a given year.

The announcement of Kauzbots partnering their Kalvin robot with Dream Catalyst occurred on the floor of the Javits Convention Center today.  The Kalvin products branded to Dream Catalyst are on display at booth #6468 in the Specialty section of the Toy Fair, the largest toy exhibition in the Western Hemisphere with over 1,100 exhibiting companies and 100,000 products, through February 16, 2011.  Erik Lehmann along with Kauzbots founder, Keith Page, will be present to handle media and toy buyer inquires at the booth throughout the Toy Fair.

“We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Dream Catalyst.  We look forward to raising awareness about the need to help homeless children and provide financial support through purchases of Kalvin products at our online store,, and stores selling Kauzbots across the nation.” said Keith Page, founder of Kauzbots.  “I have had the pleasure of knowing Erik for some time, I know him to be incredibly diligent in his efforts to help those, like he was helped as a homeless teenager”, Keith added.

Launched in 2009, Kauzbots is a line of 10 different, colorful, handcrafted plush toy robots designed to inspire kids and adults to make a difference in the world. Each 18” tall Kauzbots robot is a ‘robot with a heart’ with a passion for a particular cause. 10% of the suggested retail price ($24.99) from the sale of each Kauzbots robot is donated to the non-profit organization that is associated with that robots’ cause, indicated by an accompanying tag on the product. View all the causes supported and non-profit partnerships at  Read Kalvin’s story at

The mission of Dream Catalyst is to celebrate our world with purpose and intention; one child’s dream at a time.  Dream Catalyst revels in the opportunity to serve as the activation energy for childhood dreams to become Matter.  When a child’s dream is activated, a pathway reveals itself.  We will create this pathway for homeless children with like-hearted individuals who love and recognize children as assets in our global village.  Our change agents will serve as coach and mentor for every child we are honored to celebrate.  Extreme Birthday Celebrations will be the launching pad for the dreams we help to catalyze.  We want to insure that children are recognized on the day they were born, and celebrated for the reason they were born!  To learn more about Dream Catalyst, visit

Kauzbots is celebrating the international launch of the new Kalvin – Dream Catalyst partnership at the American International Toy Fair, February 13-17, 2011 at the Javits Center, Booth #6468.

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KAUZBOTS designs and manufactures plush toy “Robots with a Heart” for changing the world, one cause at a time. There are 10 different handcrafted, colorful and lovable Kauzbots robots, each 18" tall. 10% of the retail price is donated to a non-profit focused on a cause close to each robots heart. The company was started in 2009 by a team who wanted to create a company that produced toys and apparel that bring joy through the product itself and how they are sold. Kauzbots is located at the LOFT in Costa Mesa, California and can be found online at
Source:Stephen Herman, Digifluence
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