Disney Store & Make-A-Wish Foundation Celebrate First-Ever World Wish Day
Today marks the first-ever World Wish Day! Disney Store and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® announced their collaboration yesterday (April 28) to launch World Wish Day. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first wish which inspired the creation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Disney Stores Worldwide is joining other’s across the globe in the largest ever wish-granting day. Over 30 children will enjoy a morning of shopping and a private meeting with Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Disney Store locations in Glendale, CA and Milan, Italy. Disney Store Canada will also host a local ‘wish’ family for a magical shopping experience.
Disney Store is also supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation with the following:
- A specially designed World Wish Day canvas tote is available in stores and at DisneyStore.com through May 2. Disney Store will donate $3 from the sale of each tote to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Disney Store contributed limited edition items to the first World Wish Day online auction conducted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Information about the auction, which ends on April 30 is available at www.worldwishday.org/auction
- This summer, Disney Stores opening across the U.S. and Europe will designate a day for 10 percent of the sales to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in addition to Disney Store shopping gift cards to benefit local wishes.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition somewhere in the world every 25 minutes. The Foundation has granted over 240,000 wishes worldwide since 1980.
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