This year’s in-store donation campaign represents the 12th year of GameStop's financial support for Make-A-Wish, and comes on the heels of GameStop achieving its goal set four years ago to increase its overall charitable impact on the community by raising
“Today has been a day of good news. We not only told Becca her wish to go to the Pokémon headquarters is coming true, but we also shared with our associates that we have raised
GameStop invites customers to donate
With 12 years of support,
“Our entire family is grateful for all of the support Make-A-Wish has given Becca during her treatment,” said Becca’s mom, Betsy Burns. “Knowing that Make-A-Wish has partners like GameStop who help make sure kids like Becca can have their wish is a reminder of how many people are involved in granting wishes. We are excited to share Becca’s wish with GameStop’s employees at their annual conference.”
“Over the past 12 years, GameStop has granted nearly 3,600 wishes in partnership with Make-A-Wish,” said Richard K. Davis, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We know that the power of a wish can help a child build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. We’re grateful for partners like GameStop that make granting more wishes possible through campaigns like this.”
Through the GameStop program,
General information about
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and nearly 40,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 315,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,600 in 2018 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.
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Source: GameStop Inc.