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Summer Wishes Benefits Oregon Kids

Posted in Donate Car News, Monday, May 12, 2014

What can be more fun than a summer evening of cocktails, great food, dancing and music? How about doing that AND raising money at the same time! That’s what will happen on Saturday, June 7 at the annual Make-A-Wish Oregon Summer Wishes.

Tickets cost $50 until June 1 and $75 after June 1, and includes food, two drink vouchers and dancing. Summer Wishes is being held again at MotoCorsa, 2170 NW Wilson St. in Portland. The music will be by DJ Yaz, dancing, cocktails, delicious food, auctions and fun all to bring hope, strength and joy to courageous kids at a time when they need it most.

Summer Wishes is put on by the Make-A-Wish Oregon Junior Board, which is comprised of young professionals, volunteering to advance the mission of Make-A-Wish Oregon. These dedicated individuals represent many different companies, bringing fresh ideas and assistance to Make-A-Wish. The members agree to make annual personal contributions and support fundraising and event planning efforts.

There are three levels of sponsorships: Magical ($5,000), Star ($2,500) and Sparkle ($1,000). If you are interested in helping to sponsor the event, email Caryanne Drake at caryanne@orwish.org.

Help Wishes Come True

Last year’s Summer Wishes event raised more than $30,000 to grant the wishes of local children. Every dollar raised stays in the community. A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, and more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For their doctors, nurses and other health professionals, the wish experience works in concert with their medicine to make their patients feel better, emotionally and even physically.

There Are Other Ways To Support Make-A-Wish

Another way to help Make-A-Wish Oregon and Clark County, Wash., is to make a car donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Oregon. Wheels For Wishes accepts vehicles in any condition so Make-A-Wish can continue to grant wishes for local kids in your community. Donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, motorcycle, or boat, and help turn your unwanted vehicle into a wish come true for kids in Eugene, Salem, Bend, or all over the state.

To donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Oregon, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our easy vehicle donation form. You won’t regret it! 

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