THE UPS STORE LOCATIONS OF THE TRIANGLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS HELP RAISE FUNDS TO GRANT WISHES
The UPS Store Locations of the Triangle and surrounding areas Support Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina’s Mission to Grant Wishes to Local Children
RALEIGH, NC, [Insert Date] – Between October 12 – 17, 43 The UPS Store® locations will celebrate “Make-A-Wish” Week by raising funds for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. During Make-A-Wish week, customers are asked to make monetary donations at The UPS Store locations. In addition to the funds raised during “Make-A-Wish” Week, The UPS Stores of the Triangle and surrounding areas will be presenting a $10,000 donation to the chapter on Wednesday, October 28. Check presentations will take place at 1:00 pm at The UPS Store located at 3096 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford, NC and at 4 pm at The UPS Store located at 1204 Village Market Pl. Morrisville, NC.
Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 3,000 wishes since 1986 to children with life-threatening medical conditions between the ages from of 2 ½ and 18. The chapter covers the 49 counties in eastern North Carolina from the Alamance/Orange county line to the coast.
“We’re honored to support an organization that celebrates life and creates lasting memories for so many families affected by life-threatening medical conditions,” said Bill Soeters, President of the UPS Store Triangle advertising co-op. “We like to provide a helping hand and help continue to make a positive impact on our neighborhoods and our communities.”
Last February, The UPS Store locations in the Triangle lost a fellow owner, area consultant and friend, Chapel Hill resident, Chris Derby. The UPS Stores are making this donation and fundraising efforts in his memory and in honor of all he did for them and his community.
“We are extremely grateful for The UPS Store locations and their wonderful commitment during this campaign and are thrilled to welcome them as a new corporate partner of our upcoming 5K Run/Walk at Brier Creek on Saturday, October 17,” said Bob Frazier, Vice President of Development for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. “Through the generous support of our family of donors, our chapter granted a record 200 wishes to children during the past year.”
For more information about Make-A-Wish visit http://eastnc.wish.org. To find The UPS Store location nearest you, visit http://www.theupsstore.com/locations.
Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Founded in 1986, the chapter serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange / Alamance county line. Our chapter operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, including our Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 3,000 wishes since its inception. More information is available on our chapter website www.eastnc.wish.org. You can also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/eastncwish) and Twitter (@MakeAWishEastNC).
About The UPS Store
With nearly 4,500 locations in the U.S., The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest system of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. The UPS Store locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc. For additional information, please visit www.theupsstore.com