Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner: The Make A Wish Foundation Of CT

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First came peanut butter and jelly, then hand sanitizer and diet Sprite… and now, the next great combo is here– Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner and Damon Scott’s Charity Blog!  These two are teaming up to showcase a different charity organization that’s doing good in the community!

This week, Ben shines the spotlight on the Make A Wish Foundation, who everybody should know but who do great work regardless… Who doesn’t love making wishes come true for kids in need?  Get more details on this great organization from Ben and Damon!

But what people might not know is how much good the Make A Wish Foundation does right here in Connecticut.  The group grants wishes to kids with life threatening illnesses.  If little Bobby has cancer, or Jane has a tumor on her leg… guess what? They get any wish they want, granted.

Many kids want to go to Disney World, or a shopping spree at West Farms Mall, so how does the Foundation raise the money?  They work with their partners and friends in the local community!  Buttonwood Farms right here in Connecticut runs an annual event, selling sunflowers for $5 a piece.  They just ran the 2013 sale, and raised $90,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation in just one week.  Over the years they’re raised almost $800,000 through this annual event alone.

The Make A Wish Foundation is always on the road, granting wishes, going to fundraisers and getting the word out– so many people forget about this Foundation.  And they try to make all the dreams come true for the kids AND their families.  The Foundation also sends out volunteer wish granters, who goes to the family’s house, talk to them about what it is they want, and bring all the information back to the Make A Wish home office.  And anyone can choose to volunteer to be a wish granter– it’s a great way you can help, that you can manage on the ride home from work one day.  You can get more info and find out how you can help at makeawish.org/ct.

For more information on the Make A Wish Foundation of Connecticut, CLICK HERE or email Ben Goldman at bgoldman@foxct.com

Tune into Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner on Fox CT Thursdays during the 4pm news, and help keep Connecticut Charitable!

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