On July 13th, in celebration of the new Barbie Movie, Love Your Melon was proud to partner with the Mattel Children’s Foundation and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to host a Barbie party for the children at CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County).
Families were greeted by an explosion of pink! Balloons, decorations, and giveaways were all in Barbie’s iconic favorite color, creating a fun atmosphere for a fantastic event. Love Your Melon gave all of the families a sneak preview of our new Barbie Summer collection prior to the public reveal on July 17th. The kids got to try out and take home our new booney hats, caps, visors and headbands!
Mattel donated a range of toys for all ages, including Barbies from their Barbie® Fashionistas™ line, which celebrates diversity and offers endless possibilities for storytelling and fashion exploration. The doll designs included all shapes, colors and sizes including dolls with wheelchairs, vitiligo and hearing aid. These dolls help kids express their unique personality through style!
The event took place within the Seacrest Studio at CHOC, so all the festivities were broadcast to each hospital room for the patients who were unable to come down to the studio. The Seacrest Studios staff hosted some fabulous rounds of Barbie-themed Bingo and chatted about all things Barbie!
“We’re always looking for new ways to help children’s hospitals provide more fun, engaging, and comforting experiences for their patients. Love Your Melon is so grateful for our partnerships with the Mattel Children’s Foundation, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and CHOC who have made it possible to create such a meaningful mission moment for the children today”, shares Love Your Melon Giving Director, Jenna Leinwohl.
About Mattel Children’s Foundation: The Mattel Children’s Foundation believes every child has a fundamental right to play, and strives to leverage corporate resources to Play it Forward. Through partnerships, sponsorships and community support, the Mattel Children’s Foundation proves that play is the way to embrace the community and serve those who need it most.
About Ryan Seacrest Foundation: The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media.
Founded in 2009, RSF currently has Seacrest Studios at hospitals in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, Philadelphia and Washington D.C, Nashville, Orlando and Memphis. Two new studios are scheduled to open this year in Queens, NY at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Salt Lake City, UT at Primary Children’s Hospital.