Toronto, ON – (Nov. 20, 2014) – uKloo Kids, Inc., the Toronto-based maker of the uKloo treasure hunt games, today announced that it will help in another type of hunt. This month, uKloo Kids will be donating 15% of the proceeds of Canadian sales from it’s website to JDRF.
Coinciding with Diabetes Awareness Month, sales of both the uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game and uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game throughout the month of November will help support research to find a cure for juvenile diabetes.
uKloo games were created by Doreen Dotto, a mom with two boys who avoided reading homework at all costs. With the help of teachers, parents and kids, Dotto created the uKloo games, and she is now giving back to help another cause. Doreen’s youngest son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 11. His illustrations grace the picture helper poster that is included in every uKloo Early Reader game.
To support research toward finding a cure for T1D, and to purchase a copy of uKloo Early Reader and uKloo Riddle Edition, consumers can go directly to www.ukloo.com
With multiple award recognitions, endorsements and publicity picks, uKloo Kids is anticipating a hot holiday selling season. “It’s a bonus benefit for early shoppers this year. Consumers can help support the JDRF while getting some of their holiday shopping done too,” Dotto said. “Type 1 diabetes is a cause that is close to us and we are glad to help.”
The uKloo Riddle Edition Treasure Hunt Game (MSRP $18.95 for two or more players ages 7 and up) is an engaging seek-and-find literacy game that combines thinking skills with physically active fun. It encourages kids to call upon their logic and reasoning abilities to solve riddles towards finding a surprise. It offers a Riddle Writing Guide, which encourages parents and children to challenge each other with their own riddles.
uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game (MSRP $16.95 for ages 4 and up) is a fun seek-and-find literacy game for children ages four and up. uKloo gets kids physically active as they learn to read and follow clues in search of a hidden surprise. “The kids are so engaged they begin to read without even realizing it,” Dotto added. “uKloo is great for beginner and reluctant readers, ADHD diagnoses and some children on the autism spectrum.”
About JDRF Canada: JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. For more information, please visit and to interact with the foundation, see the social links on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
About uKloo Kids, Inc.: uKloo Kids, Inc. is a children’s literacy game developer based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2010 by Doreen Dotto, the firm’s first product, uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game and Riddle Edition have earned more than a dozen different prestigious awards and uKloo is now sold in 19 countries. This year, uKloo Kids launched the uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt App which is now available as a free download. For further information about uKloo, visit the company website at http://ukloo.com/ and to interact with the company directly, see our social links on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest