St. Louis, MO – November 28, 2016 – Make-A-Wish Missouri is proud to announce that Schnuck Markets, Inc. has raised almost $35,000 to help grant wishes for local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Through Make-A-Wish Missouri’s Community Wish Partners program, Schnucks has been helping grant wishes for more than 5 years and has raised over $100,000 in that time, making local wishes come true.
Derick Rosinsky, the program lead at Schnucks stated, “These wishes would simply not be made possible if it were not for the generosity of our vendor partners: Culinaria Hummus, Cabot, Anheuser-Busch, Heineken, Nestle, Frito-Lay, Stacy’s, Pretzel Crisps, Bel Brands, Sartori, Saputo, Tribe, Heartland Dairy, Eat Well Live Well, Crunchmaster, Beemster, Athenos, 34 Degrees, Thomas Coffee, Dairyfood USA, Gehls, teammates, and of course, our wonderful customers that support this program every year.”
A check presentation will be held on Thursday, December 1st at the Arsenal location. 5055 Arsenal St, St. Louis, MO 63139
These funds raised through the Make-A-Wish Missouri’s Community Wish Partners program will help grant local wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions. The program provides local businesses an opportunity to help grant wishes just like Makala’s. Makala, age 9, is battling a life-threatening heart condition and was granted her wish to go to Disney World to meet all of her favorite Disney characters. Her wish was sponsored by Schnucks.
Wishes give kids hope, strength and joy when they need it the most. The power of a wish is truly transformative and we are thrilled that Makala is able to share her experience with family, friends and the St. Louis community. A granted wish touches the hearts of all who work on the wish—from volunteers and business owners to nurses and doctors.
“A wish experience makes such a profound impact on wish kids and their families. It’s a chance for a child like Makala to take control over an aspect of her life,” said LuAnn Bott, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Missouri. “We are very thankful for our partnership with Schnucks and the amazing work that they do for our wish children.”
About Make-A-Wish Missouri
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Missouri has granted wishes to more than 6,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 330 wishes. According to a U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.
For more information about Make-A-Wish Missouri and how you can share the power of a wish®, please visit our website (mo.wish.org) and connect with us on Facebook (makeawishmo), Twitter (@makeawishmo), Instagram (@makeawishmo) and YouTube (MakeAWishMO).
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million dollars annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.8 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks currently operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs more than 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks.