Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Eva Longoria Lends Her Pretty Face For Good

The lovely, Eva Longoria, has lent her voice and pretty face to bring light for the latest edition of the Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids. For those of us who aren't aware, this amazing toy guide is a free one-of-a-kind resource that is intended to help parents of special needs children, receive a handbook that gives qualified toy recommendations. The guide even allows parents to shop by skill. Whether it be auditory, motor skills, visual or self esteem, parents can feel at ease when looking for the perfect toy for their child.

For Eva this hits close to home, as her own sister Liza was born with developmental disabilities. For that reason she started a nonprofit organization based in San Antonio called Eva’s Heroes. As mentioned on the site, Eva's Heroes "is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those intellectual special needs by providing an inclusive setting built on four tenets- interact, grow, learn and love."

Eva had this to say about her hero, her sister Liza. “I was extremely fortunate to grow up with an intellectually disabled sister. My mother became a special education teacher because of her and therefore I have been involved with all facets of this disability since I could walk and talk.”

Just one more reason to love her! Click here to read more about the guide.