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Brave The Penguin Plunge In Illinois

December 21, 2016

Make-A-Wish Illinois is hosting the Penguin Plunge at the Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, Ill. (1970 N 2753rd Rd). Hundreds of jumpers will bravely jump together into freezing water to make dreams come true for local Illinois Children. The Penguin Plunge benefits Make-A-Wish Illinois which grants wishes for local kids with critical illnesses. 

Event Details

On Jan. 7 at 2 p.m., start your New Year off right in 2017 by making a difference for local children! Make-A-Wish Illinois asks that plungers and puddle plungers raise a minimum of $100. To be a special toe dipper, participants should raise at least $200. 100 percent of your donation benefits Make-A-Wish!

The goal for the 2017 Penguin Plunge is to raise over $100,000 for local children with critical illnesses. The best way to reach this impressive goal is to bring your family, friends and coworkers. Plunging into freezing water is better if you all do it together!

Jumping into the ice cold water is a once in a lifetime endeavor, and benefiting local children is the icing on the cake! For more information on this family fun event, visit the Penguin Plunge online. There you will also be able to select your shirt size, what kind of plunger you are and you can fill out the convenient registration form. Get your friends and family together and make the plunge for Illinois children!

You Would Rather Stay Warm? Here’s How You Can Help!

The Penguin Plunge serves a great cause, but diving into freezing water isn’t for everyone. You can still benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois while sitting comfortably next to the fireplace. A great way to make a huge difference for Make-A-Wish is to donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes.

If you have an unwanted vehicle, or if you are looking to upgrade in the New Year, Wheels For Wishes makes the whole process smooth and simple. Your space gets cleared up, your former vehicle gets taken care of and local kids get to live their dreams. It’s a win-win-win!

Wheels For Wishes, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) car donation organization, offers free towing and provides you with a 100 percent tax-deductible receipt. Donating is fast and easy! Simply call 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online donation form. Your unwanted car, boat, RV, motorcycle, truck or trailer will help make dreams come true for Illinois kids with critical illnesses!  

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CDF also runs the following programs:
Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans.

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