Step2 Toys Joins ‘Designing Spaces’ this Month for a Special “Miracle Makeover” at the JDCH

“We're so proud to be part of this project and support the great work here at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. We believe that all kids should have fun, and every child regardless of any health condition, just wants to be able to play.
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June 7, 2011 - PRLog -- Contact:        
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The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (JDCH), a family-centered care facility, was recently filmed for O2 Media’s popular home improvement television show “Designing Spaces” as they received a “Miracle Makeover” of their lounge and recreational areas.  The upgrades were made possible through the generous donations of companies like The Step2® Company, who contributed a variety of fun toys that will spark imaginations, allow for creative play and provide hours of fun for children. The makeover process will be revealed over the course of two weeks with both segments airing during June on Lifetime Television.

Ever since Joe DiMaggio himself cut the ribbon at the opening of the hospital in September of 1992, the entire staff has worked tirelessly to attend to the unique needs of children and their families.  To date, they have positively impacted the lives of thousands of kids and become one of the region’s leading pediatric facilities, offering a wide variety of healthcare services in a child-friendly atmosphere.  By updating the hospital’s lounge areas, Designing Spaces and their generous sponsors hope to put smiles on children’s faces every day for years to come.

“I think it is fantastic that the Step2 Company has come on board with toys and support for this project,” says Lysa Liemer, Executive Vice President of Programming and Creator of Designing Spaces.  “For a child, hospitalization can be very scary, but with the help of companies like Step2, we’re hoping to make Joe DiMaggio’s young patients feel more at home during their stay.”

Step2 donated a wide range of toys for the playroom area – from play kitchens and storybook cottages, to shopping carts and ride-on toys, art towers and musical instruments. Other contributors include Eastman Kodak, who provided cameras and Kodak Gallery services to produce wall décor for the teen room part of the lounge, and Performance Designed Products, who donated gaming equipment and accessories.

“We are so proud to be part of this project and support the great work happening here at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital,” says Meghan Hale, Marketing Manager for Step2, “As America’s largest toy manufacturer, we believe that all kids should have fun – and every child, regardless of any health condition, just wants to be able to play. The toys we donated were picked because they spark creative fun, allow for multiple kids to play on them at the same time, and are built to last for years to come.”

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About The Step2® Company
The Step2 Company is a family company with brands including Step2® and Infantino® that foster learning and development through creative play in children from birth to school-age years. Based in Streetsboro, Ohio, Step2 is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys, and the world’s largest rotational molder of children’s and home products, including children’s play kitchens, playhouses, outdoor toys and ride on toys, as well as home products such as mailboxes, gardening aids and trash cans. Learn more at

About Designing Spaces
The TV show is a half-hour informative series that inspires viewers to make every space count and instructs them on the smartest ways to make their homes more beautiful and functional.  To view a show online, just go to If you have a great idea for a story, or want to be a part of the show please contact Lysa Liemer at

About O2 Media
Based in Pompano Beach, Fla., O2 Media is a national television production company and pioneer of the branded entertainment industry.  Since its inception O2 Media has engaged, entertained and educated viewers with such reputable shows as The Balancing Act, and Designing Spaces, on Lifetime Television.  The company has earned hundreds of industry awards for revolutionizing the way brands engage with consumers on television.  O2 Media provides unmatched marketing value to its clients while producing quality content for its growing national viewership through Brandutainment™.  Household brands and blue chip companies alike, continue to depend on O2 Media for effectively communicating their message to consumers.

For information on becoming a content partner for The Balancing Act or Designing Spaces, contact O2 Media Brandutainment™ at
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