At Graphic Enterprises, we care about the health and welfare of our employees, as well as our community, and we seek ways in which we can give back. For the past two years we have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to be a sponsor of the Annual AultCare Wish-a-Thon benefiting a great local organization, Wishes Can Happen.
Wishes Can Happen grants wishes for Ohio children and young adults with serious and life-limiting medical conditions. It is an all-volunteer organization, supported entirely on donations, and 100 percent of the proceeds go straight to the kids and their families! They have been able to grant more than 1,000 wishes in the past 30 years.
I was able to take to the airwaves from the site of the event on both News-Talk 1480 WHBC and Mix 94.1 to help promote this wonderful organization and encourage others to lend their support. One of the amazing things about this organization is that you can see the impact of your donation almost immediately.
Just before it was my time to speak on the radio, a little girl and her brothers spoke about their Wishes Can Happen experience. Her wish was to meet the Disney Princesses. Wishes Can Happen sent a limo to their home, took them to the airport, flew them to Orlando and provided a week-long stay at a Disney resort. The little girl was most excited about getting a “tattoo,” and the boys were excited about getting to eat ice cream for breakfast. A child with a terminal illness impacts the entire family in so many ways. Through our corporate support, and that of others, we were able to help this family make some really nice memories!
In addition to giving to Wishes Can Happen as an event sponsor, Graphic Enterprises’ amazing employees gave $245 in spare change. We are so proud and thank them for their generosity!
We look forward to participating in this fantastic event next year and making more wishes come true for children and young adults in Ohio.