Travel…Comfortably

Packing for a trip is an exciting time for kids.  Wanting to take everything and the kitchen sink is a natural tendency.  One of our smart Pilloroo Moms shared with us her key for keeping toys, books and tiny articles to a manageable minimum: “Whatever fits in your Pilloroo can go!”  This is a fabulous idea!  A couple of books;  a set of action figures; a PSP and the tiny little games that go with it -can all fit in the Pilloroo Pouch and is just enough to keep kids entertained until they fall asleep…Hopefully!

Know Your Target Market

One of our first lessons on this journey was to learn our target market.  We have had the pleasure of meeting many of our customers.  If you asked me our target market I would say kids first – they love the hiding spot and the comfy pillow – and I would follow it with Moms, Grandmas and Aunts.  The longer I do this though, I am finding out target market doesn’t end there.

On Sunday I sent our new sales catalog to Kinkos.  I got a call an hour later from the sales person.  He told me how cool he thought these Pilloroos were and asked if he could buy one.  I was delighted!  When I brought it to the store, he totally lit up!  He thanked me and proceeded to show all the college age guys he was working with.  “That’s Pretty Cool” was the general response.

Everyone loves Pilloroos – They’re fun, and they keep your secrets!

That’s pretty cool.

A Great Charity

La Visionaria Guild is  a Central Valley based charity raising money for child abuse prevention and treatment.  Moneys raised go to our very own Children’s Hospital of Central California.  This local organization is known for its restaurant take overs where they sell tickets for their benefit nights.  This month, on April 28th at 5:30, they are taking over Limon restaurant in Fresno.  Limon serves the best Peruvian cuisine in the Central Valley, so they are sure to be sold out.  To get tickets, you can go to the La Visionaria website www.lavisionariaguild.org.

Pilloroo loves what La Visionaria is doing.  We’ve donated a Bulldog Pilloroo to be raffled off.  Join the La Visionaria group for a night of wonderful Peruvian food from Limon in Fresno, and you might go home with a comfy Pilloroo.  Now that make for some sweet dreams!

A Forever Home…

A forever home.  That’s what every pet deserves, and Pilloroo wants to help.  We have joined the Central California SPCA in their efforts to raise awareness about Pets and Gift Giving.  Too many pets given as gifts end up in shelters.  If you want to give a pet as a gift, a Pilloroo Pet is the perfect solution – it comes with its own forever home -a comfy Pilloroo that’s ready for every adventure.

If you would like to help the SPCA while you’re gift giving, you can order form Pilloroo.com or stop by their Riverpark Location and purchase a Pilloroo.  For every Pilloroo sold, a donation will be made to the SPCA to help them continue to help our valley’s pets.

Help us spread the word – Pilloroos and their Pets make the perfect gift for Easter, birthdays and especially as great surprises.

Help Conquer Kids’ Cancer

Pilloroo is teaming up with St Baldrick’s, a fabulous worldwide foundation that raises money to fund childhood cancer research.  The group hosts live head shaving events with celebrity barbers and shavees including Jay Leno and Michael Douglas.   You can help out this noble cause by going to  www.stbaldricks.org and making a donation, or you can purchase a Pilloroo for yourself or someone you love and we’ll make a $5.00 donation for you.

We’d like to thank Jeanne Sager who brought this awesome organization to our attention.  You can read all about her own “Head Shaving” journey on her review blog, “Inside Out” at jeannesager.blogspot.com .

Where Are They Now?

What does the little Puppy do when he’s out of his Pilloroo?  Eat nutritious cereal with his best friend!  Thank you Ari for this great picture of you and “Fuzzy”.

What are your Pilloroo Pals doing?  Send us your pics at info(at)pilloroo.com.  We’d love to share their adventures.

Pilloroo is Jenny Toste’s A-list Pick

It’s official Pilloroo is an A-list gift.  Jenny Toste highlighted it on the morning news on Monday.  “It’s a great gift”  and a perfect place to hide jewelry.  Jenny Toste’s A-list is wonderful distinction for Pilloroo.  Jenny Toste is very selective and names only the very best products and gifts on her list.  We are proud to be a part of her A-list!

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