Each day, as an employee of Make-A-Wish America, I read incredible stories about children battling life-threatening illnesses who get to have their most heartfelt wish granted. From the hundreds of comments I read daily, I see what a difference a wish can make – to the child, to the family, to the community. I encourage you to visit wish.org or our Facebook Page to read about the children whose lives we change.
One of my favorite wish stories is that of four-year-old Lauren. While Lauren bravely fights cancer, she relies on her bunny blanket, a gift from her aunt and uncle, to provide her comfort. When asked what her one true wish was, she wished to give. She envisioned every child in the hospital with a bunny blanket like hers, that she hand-delivered.
While there are many ways you can help grant wishes, I’d like to share a new opportunity with you. It only takes a minute and it won’t cost you a dime.
Straight Talk Wireless is encouraging consumers to go to their local Walmart to show their support for Make-A-Wish by taking part in a one-minute demonstration of a Straight Talk Wireless Android smart phone. For every shopper who participates, Straight Talk will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, with the ultimate goal of $1,000,000.
The event will take place over four consecutive Saturdays starting September 22, 2012 at over 3,000 participating Walmarts under the banner “One Minute One Million.” You can find a participating Walmart near you by visiting OneMinuteOneMillion.com
I hope that you can take a minute out of your Saturday in the next month to help us grant even more wishes for deserving children!