TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 25 – The holiday season is approaching and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida, Suncoast Region, is working harder than ever to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. For this upcoming holiday season Make-A-Wish Foundation partners with the 2010 holiday campaign, Season of Wishes®, a campaign of awareness and inspiration. The campaign will take place between November and December 2010.
Make-A-Wish relies on the support of businesses and individual donors to help raise money to support the mission of granting wishes. The purpose of this holiday campaign is to share with the community just how much a wish means to a child and inspire the Tampa Bay area to help fund a wish this Holiday Season. This year’s goal is to raise $60,000 to grant nearly nine more wishes of children in the Suncoast Regions of Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas Counties.
The Season of Wishes® campaign hopes to enlist the involvement from local chapters nationwide to maximize their market for holiday events and programs by reaching out to media outlets and supporters through this end of the year seasonal campaign. On the national level, the campaign plans to use this theme to brand its marketing and fundraising activities during the holiday season.
For the second consecutive year Macy’s will continue their support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As part of their participation, Macy’s will become a corporate sponsor of the Season of Wishes ® campaign.
Anyone can join the Make-A-Wish Foundation in celebrating the spirit of holiday giving. Whether by making a donation to the campaign, sending festive Make-A-Wish holiday e-cards, donating a holiday gift or shopping special holiday-themed products that benefit the Foundation, it helps to bring joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the year. Discover the many ways to share the power of a wish® with family and friends during the Season of Wishes® at www.wish.org; www.wishcentral.org or call 813-288-2600.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 193,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world.
The Central and Northern Florida chapter encompasses 54 counties serving two-thirds of the state including the Suncoast region's Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Suncoast region, visit www.wishcentral.org and discover how to share the power of a wish®.