Make-A-Wish IDAHO

This post has been a long time coming. It’s been on my mind for months now but, I just hadn’t found the time to sit down and put pen to paper. But of course, I have been making cookies! And with Valentine’s Day come and gone, all the orders baked, decorated and out the door, I finally get to tell you all about the charity I donated the proceeds to a few months ago! I know some of you may even remember my social post about it.

While most of you have heard of or have been lucky enough to be associated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, our local state chapter here in the Treasure Valley is truly amazing. The Idaho chapter has granted over 1,500 wishes statewide to children in need. From wishes that take children across the country to visit somewhere they have always wanted to see, to transforming a child’s favorite play area, or empowering a boy to be a Boise State Coach for a day, our Idaho chapter has improved the lives of so many young individuals. And what’s even more special is that some kids don’t wish for themselves. They wish for others. For instance, our local state organization helped empower a young woman whose wish was to host a food drive to help the homeless. It is genuinely inspiring that even some children with critical illnesses are putting others first.

Because the organization is based right here in Boise, we are lucky to be so close to the action. There are so many volunteer opportunities or ways to be involved even if it is just attending a local event or joining in the fundraising celebration of Walk for Wishes that takes place this June. You can bet I will be there.

Started nearly 39 years ago, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 226,000 wishes nationwide. From the first wish in 1980 for a sweet little boy who wanted to be a police officer (read about this story here), these wishes have grown to empower children all over with life threatening medical diagnosis to fight harder against their illnesses. On average a wish is granted every 34 minutes and a child’s life changes for the better.

There are just few experiences more powerful than making a wish come true for a child and I feel so blessed I was able to donate. I feel so humbled and honored that the proceeds from this little business of mine can make such a difference. It was truly a remarkable experience to be reminded of the unconditional love and true meaning of hope Make-A-Wish provides to everyone in our hearts.  I cannot even express in words my gratitude for this organization.

Friends, if you would like more information on how you can donate or volunteer you can contact me or visit their website.  It is just an absolute amazing organization.

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