Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area + CODE GIVE852

Nearly everyone has heard of Make-A-Wish. Yet almost half of them think that the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish are “dying wishes.” This just isn’t true. Wishes are for kids facing critical illnesses—many of whom go on to live long, healthy lives after receiving their wishes. In fact, wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. “The wish is more than just a nice experience or trip,” asserts Dennis Schrag, senior director of individual giving at Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. “It is an important part of a child’s overall treatment plan.”

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We here at PLAE have always believed in the power of a wish. We also know that playing is good for everyone’s health. That’s why in 2013 we partnered with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area to make one-of-a-kind Batkid shoes for Miles “Batkid” Scott when San Francisco became Gotham for a day. Next month will mark six years since Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area granted Miles’ wish to be Batkid. Miles is now a thriving 11-year-old, who has been in remission from leukemia for more than five years. Since his wish, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay area has granted the wishes of 2,500 more kids and counting. To keep this wish-granting momentum going, we are partnering with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area again through our PLAE-It-Forward program, which allows us to donate to them every single time you use their unique promo code during checkout at plae.co.   

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“Wishes provide hope and joy during a dark time in a child’s life,” Dennis says. Another beautiful thing about wishes is that they can provide an enormously beneficial impact, not only on the child receiving a wish, but also on the child’s family and the entire support community. For example, when the Alameda Animal Shelter hosted Anika’s recent wish to be a veterinarian, the entire staff felt the power of a wish. “Welcoming Anika and her family and seeing the smile on her face as she worked alongside our veterinary medical team was the highlight of my summer,” says the shelter’s executive director.

“Wishes provide hope and joy during a dark time in a child’s life,” Dennis says. Another beautiful thing about wishes is that they can provide an enormously beneficial impact, not only on the child receiving a wish, but also on the child’s family and the entire support community. For example, when the Alameda Animal Shelter hosted Anika’s recent wish to be a veterinarian, the entire staff felt the power of a wish. “Welcoming Anika and her family and seeing the smile on her face as she worked alongside our veterinary medical team was the highlight of my summer,” says the shelter’s executive director.

You can experience the immeasurable delight of helping to bring joy, hope, and better health to local wish kids right now. Whenever you use checkout code GIVE852 at plae.co, we will donate 10% of your purchase price to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Help make wishes come true every time you shop!