I am very fortunate to have a longterm professional and personal connection to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. I have been their public relations representative for more than a decade, believe in their mission, and enjoy significant relationships with the many people who help create magic for local children who have life-threatening medical conditions.
Please consider this a formal invitation to join us, not only to grant the wishes of sick kids, but to affiliate for your own benefit with one of the world’s most loved and widely-known nonprofit organizations. While becoming a donor, volunteer, or referring a potential wish child are the traditional ways to get involved, they are not the only opportunities. Restaurants can host Make-A-Wish events, organizations can request guest speakers, businesses and their employees may want to reinvest in their communities through fundraising or by providing in-kind services . . . the possibilities are only constrained by the limits of our creativity.
By the way, this is not a one-way street. The foundation has nearly 20,000 opt-in e-mail subscribers, more that 10,000 Facebook friends, almost a thousand followers on Twitter, and a popular YouTube channel that can be utilized to promote partnerships. They have a history of mobilizing their army of supporters to attend events, virally spread information through social media/networks, and otherwise support like-minded people who want to bring happiness to children and families coping with medical issues.
Let’s discuss how you and/or your business might join the effort. Are you interested in a strategic introduction?
Stu Opperman, APR