4/30/2012 - Summer Classics Partners with Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia to Make a Child's Wish Come True
Published on 04 April 2012
Summer Classics, a premier outdoor furnishings designer, manufacturer and retailer partners with Make-A-Wish® to raise $8,000 in order to successfully provide a child diagnosed with a life threatening medical condition in Virginia their one true wish.
Locally, since 1987, Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia has fulfilled the wishes of over 3,600 children. Nationally, over 250,000 wishes have been granted, with one wish granted by the organization every 25 minutes. Now you have the chance to partake in the Make-A-Wish® experience with Summer Classics!
While Summer Classic’s mission is to exceed its customers’ expectations and make products with the most careful attention to detail and quality; they also aim to constantly create experiences that enrich lives. The partnership decisively compliments the Make-A-Wish® commitment to fulfill a child’s wish by providing a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the wish child and their family.
“The wishes we grant renew hope, give strength and bring joy to the children we serve- and everyone involved in making this wish a reality. We could not grant wishes without the commitment of partners such as Summer Classics Home. We look forward to the upcoming promotion and a successful, long-continued partnership with Summer Classics,” said Karen Webb, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia.
Summer Classics will put on an event of a lifetime to achieve the $8,000 goal at their Richmond store location on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. In addition, there will be door prizes sponsored by Summer Classics Richmond and area corporate partners. The event will also include a fashion show from Stein Mart and feature musical guest, Jazz Saxophonist, Andre Cotman.
While donation boxes will be placed around the store for direct donations, 5% of store sales will go directly to Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia throughout the four week promotion. Help Summer Classics and Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia achieve their $8,000 goal by attending the evening affair. Together, let’s make a child’s wish come true!
About Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Eligible children are between 2½ years old up to the age 18 and have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish® is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories.
For more information on Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia, visit www.va.wish.org