It all started with the first wish in 1981, a wish by an 8-year-old boy named Frank “Bopsy” Salazar, who wished to be transported into the magical world of inspiration and motivation at Disney®. Thirty-four years later, Make-A-Wish and Disney will grant their 100,000th global wish together.
For the second year in a row in the U.S., and for the first time internationally, Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE: BBW) will commemorate Valentine’s Day by offering the opportunity to “Share Your Heart” by making a donation to help Make-A-Wish® grant life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Their dream was to meet Leo Messi and their dream has come true. Thirteen children aged between 7 and 18 years from eleven different countries got the chance to spend some time with their hero this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva.
RunThatTrack – the Formula One® track running event – this weekend reached a remarkable milestone at the Belgian Grand Prix, as total charitable donations to Make-A-Wish International from Official Partner, UBS, topped $1Million since donations began in 2011.
Jewelers for Children held the 16th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The charity announced that $2.9 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999, more than $45 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need.
Automaker donates US$100,000 to non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions
Five wish children will serve as Kia Mascot Friends at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
This year, Make-A-Wish is asking individuals across the globe to take part by visiting worldwish.org to make a donation in honor of the organization’s 34th anniversary and the 334,000+ wishes granted since its inception in 1980 – with the goal of raising US$100,000 this month to help make more wishes come true.
Make-A-Wish International Staff Members Join Emerging leaders from 10 Social Sector Organizations to Build Personal, Business and Leadership Skills at 2014 Leadership Academy.