Helping kids for Aunt’s Day: Aunt Millie’s will donate $25,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
Aunt’s Day is March 8, 2009.
Each year to honor aunts, Aunt Millie’s Bread makes a donation to a children’s charity. This year’s recipient is the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Aunt Millie’s pledges to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation one cent for every loaf of Aunt Millie’s Bread sold between February 15 and March 14, 2009, or a minimum of $25,000. The donation will be targeted to Make-A-Wish offices in Aunt Millie’s territories in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
To see all of Aunt Millie’s breads, visit www.AuntMillies.com.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. For information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation visit www.wish.org
How the Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Wishes
First, we determine a child’s medical eligibility with the help of the treating physician. To receive a wish, the child must be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition – i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy. Once we determine that a child is eligible, our wish granters create an unforgettable experience driven by the child’s creativity. The average cost of granting a wish is $6,200.
Most wish requests fall into four major categories:
*I wish to go…to a theme park, an exotic beach, on a cruise, or attend a major sporting event or concert.
*I wish to be…a firefighter, a police officer or a model.
*I wish to meet…my favorite athlete, recording artist, television personality, movie star, politician or public figure.
*I wish to have…a computer, a tree house, a shopping spree or something that they have coveted for a long time.
About Aunt Millie’s Bakeries
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is a family-owned company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1901. The company produces Aunt Millie’s bread and bakery products and other brands, which are distributed throughout the Midwest.