TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2012) - The holiday season is here and for Make-A-Wish Canada, this time of year is known as the Season of Wishes. It is a time for wish families, volunteers, supporters and corporate partners to celebrate our magical mission and the 428 wishes granted in 2012, including Isabella, 10, NLP Hodgkins, who had her wish to go to Mexico to visit an orphanage.
The Season of Wishes is also a time of giving and giving back. This year, giving back is easier than ever. You can support our wish granting efforts across the country in a variety of ways to help us reach our target of granting more than 460 more wishes to courageous children in 2013.
In addition to making a donation this holiday season, other ways to help include:
1. Shop for Wishes
Shorten your shopping list, while helping Make-A-Wish®, by purchasing your holiday gifts through our retail partners. Some of the 2012 Shop for Wishes partners include:
Shop at Hallmark Gold Crown stores and make a purchase from the Make-A-Wish Collection. A portion of proceeds will support Make-A-Wish.
Shop at Brooks Brothers December 11th and 12th to enjoy a 15% discount. You can shop at Brooks Brothers Canada stores, online at www.BrooksBrothers.com or by phone at 800.274.1815, and 10% of net sales will be donated to Make-A-Wish.
Purchase a Bowring Wish Dove Ornament this holiday season, and proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish.
Donate at the till with West49 - One dollar donations collected at participating West 49 check outs will be contributed to Make-A-Wish.
All Shop for Wishes partners and promotions can be found at: www.makeawish.ca/shopforwishes.
2. Send Make-A-Wish holiday cards or e-cards.
Make an online donation and send an e-card to loved ones with your own custom message. Or, purchase our pre-packaged cards sets to send holiday greetings to friends and family.
3. Text-to-Give - Text 'JOY' to 45678 to donate $5 to support magical wishes across the country.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish Canada's 2012 Season of Wishes campaign please visit: www.makeawish.ca/seasonofwishes.
About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children across Canada with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical, life-affirming wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 300,000 children since 1980.