When I first met Jacob, his positive attitude struck me in a way I can’t explain. Of course, he was a 7 year who loved to giggle and play, but he had the gratitude of someone far beyond his years. He loved Phineas and Ferb and wanted nothing more than a Clubhouse in his backyard. His heart condition made it difficult for him to play outside and he needed an air conditioned area in which to play. To grant Jacob’s wish, we teamed up with Berkley Construction and began the process of developing concepts and identifying subcontractors who would be willing to donate their time and supplies to the cause. We received an overwhelming response and were able to construct the playhouse of Jacob’s dreams. The final product was a two story playhouse with air conditioning, a heater, mini fridge, popcorn popper, TV & DVD player, library of Phineas and Ferb DVD’s, bean bags, couches and chairs. It was nothing short of amazing. Inside the house, we placed a whiteboard welcoming Jacob home. When I entered the playhouse after Jacob had been in, I noticed the board had been changed to read “Thank you! Love, Jacob”. The fact that this little guy had taken the time to thank us amidst all of the fun of his reveal party was so heartwarming to me.
It is moments like those that keep me dedicated to Make-A-Wish. The ability to grant wishes and make the dreams of these children come true is the most rewarding volunteer work I’ve ever been involved with. Seeing true joy on the faces of these children, who are facing life threatening illnesses, has a way of giving perspective and reminding me why I give back.
I joined the Board of Directors shortly after granting Jacob’s wish and remain dedicated to the organization today. It is for children like Jacob that we will Walk for Wishes in June! Help us reach our fundraising goal and help Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of Idaho’s children. The Idaho Chapter has already granted over 50 wishes this fiscal year and we have many more in the works!
We’ve put together our own Walk For Wishes team here at DaviesMoore to help fundraise for this amazing cause. Our team goal: $4,000!
Donate to the DaviesMoore Walk for Wishes team, and help us make some very deserving children’s dreams come true.
Plus, if you donate a minimum of $50, you’ll automatically be entered to win:
Grand Prize: Marketing Services from DaviesMoore, $1,000 Value
A few of our clients were so excited about what we’re doing that they donated a few prizes of their own, including:
Big Steak Bundle from Snake River Farms, $236 Value
Barbecue season is starting – are you ready? Snake River Farms has donated the ultimate grill package, which contains a delicious USDA Prime Cowboy Chop, a bone-in ribeye, a thick-cut T-bone and a Porterhouse steak. Ready for grilling!
Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery Gift Card, $100 Value
Our friends at Bardenay have been kind enough to donate a gift card to one of their three locations (Boise, Eagle, or Coeur d’Alene.) Make sure to pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail made with their very own distilled vodka, gin and rum. Yum!
Help grant some powerful wishes. Give to a worthy cause and you could win some awesome prizes in return. Donating is fast and easy.
Donations must be received before Saturday, June 6th at 9 a.m. – so don’t wait! Help us exceed our fundraising goal and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Idaho!
Want to join our team? Walk with us!
WHEN: Saturday, June 6th, race starts at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Axiom Fitness on Parkcenter Boulevard
REGISTER: Sign up to Walk For Wishes
We aren’t the only ones giving back to Make-A-Wish. This month at Axiom, all company sponsored fees go directly to Make-A-Wish Idaho. Join DaviesMoore and Axiom and donate today!
*DaviesMoore services may not exceed $1,000 in billable time, does not include paid media or production costs of any kind. Prize may be gifted. Valid through December 31, 2015.