March 01, 2018
Houston – Transwestern today announces it raised more than $166,000 over the past 12 months for its national philanthropy partner, Make-A-Wish®, supporting the organization’s mission to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The funds allowed Make-A-Wish to grant wishes for 15 children nationwide. Transwestern’s total fundraising has topped $350,000 since February 2016, and the company has recommitted its support for a third year.
“I am continuously impressed with the outpouring of generosity from Transwestern team members, tenants and partners to support this incredible organization in creating extraordinary experiences for truly deserving children,” said Chip Clarke, President ¦ Americas. “Giving back to causes we believe in has always been an important part of Transwestern’s culture, and I look forward to what we can accomplish together in the year to come.”
Transwestern’s fundraising efforts fulfilled wishes for more than a dozen kids, including Lily, an 8-year-old from Austin, Texas, with a genetic condition, who wished to go to the Florida theme parks; Christian, an 18-year-old from Houston with cystic fibrosis, who wished to have an online shopping spree for musical instruments; Norman, a 15-year-old from Washington, D.C., with leukemia, who wished to go on a cruise; and Rose, a 12-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with osteosarcoma, who wished to go to Paris.
In addition to a nationwide initiative where team members donated in exchange for a Friday afternoon off, Transwestern offices held creative local fundraising events, including happy hours, yoga classes, bake sales and more.
In the coming year, Transwestern plans to collaborate with its tenants, vendors and owner clients to organize local fundraising events during the month of May, as well as participate in Walk For Wishes® events throughout the year.
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Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and 33,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 285,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.