CHICAGOFor todays busy people, sending holiday greetings can be more big chore than good cheer.
Keep the spirit in the season with Send-A-Wish, an easy way to send holiday cards from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois that helps grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
For every $20 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, the Foundation sends to the recipients of your choice a charming holiday carddrawn by a child helped by Make-A-Wish, gratefully acknowledging your donation in the recipients name.
The really heartwarming part: Addressing, stamping and mailing are all taken care of by Make-A-Wish!
Donors whose Send-A-Wish card lists total $5,000 or more have the very special option of choosing a specific wish to fulfill. Make-A-Wish will share with everyone on your list all the touching details of granting the hearts desire of a child fighting serious, often chronic illness.
Send-A-Wish is a holiday greeting that doubles as a year-end charitable donation, notes Pam Devereux, executive director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
Participating is especially appealing to businesses because it couldnt be easier, Pam says. We can use mailing lists sent by e-mail, or on computer disks formatted in Word or as an Excel spreadsheet. And we guarantee delivery before the holidays, as long as we receive your list by Dec. 5.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the largest wish-granting organization in the world. Since its start locally in 1985, more than 5,000 children have gained strength and hope as they experience a wish come true. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois serves children in 70 countries throughout central and northern Illinois. To refer a child or for more information, call 800-978-WISH (9474) or visit www.wishes.org