MINIs-Making-A-Wish are hosting their 6th Annual Toy Rally Sunday, 12/7/2008, in Rhode Island with 69 folks (and three dogs) registered from throughout New England. This is fun…with a purpose.
They will be gathering in their MINIs for a leisurely drive through 70 miles of Rhode Island back roads, and they will be bearing gifts. Their mission: to spread joy, hope and strength for kids who need it most.
MINI enthusiasts from around New England and New York get together on the first weekend in December and hold a Toy Run / Rally to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. Founded in 2003, MINIs-Making-A-Wish is dedicated to helping children through the Make-A-Wish Foundation® using the camaraderie of their coterie…the fraternity of their fanatical devotion to their MINIs…as a rallying point for an awfully good cause.
They take a different route each year, accompanied along the way with varying degrees of police escorts, wending their way towards a drop-off point where they will unload gifts like Santa unloading his sack to be distributed to children stricken by life-threatening illnesses.
These donations have helped The Make A Wish Foundation by defraying the cost of having to purchase the gifts, and Atlantic British is contributing baseball caps, travel mugs, gift certificates and a cash donation to help out.
The group’s other mission is to raise funds to provide Wish families with travel costs to Disney World and Give Kids the World in Florida.
Founded in 2003, MINI's-Making-A-Wish (MMAW), an IRS recognized non-profit organization, works to grant the wishes of any child between the ages of 2 1⁄2 and 18 years old who are diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions. The goal is to encourage these children with hope, strength, and joy.
They have collected over 5,000 toys and granted over 723 wishes to date in R.I.
Atlantic British Ltd. is pleased to be supporting MINIs Making A Wish, and we'd encourage others to do the same.
If you’d like to make a donation, visit www.mmaw.org.
The Make-A-Wish Rhode Island Chapter (est. 1991) has been servicing their community for almost 14 years. Born in 1980 when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the National Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 72 chapters in the U.S. and 28 affiliates on five continents. Granting more than 11, 500 wishes a year, Make-A-Wish celebrated "25 Years Making Dreams Come True" in 2005. Make-A-Wish was also recently featured in America’s Greatest Brands, selected along with Habitat for Humanity International and The Metropolitan Museum of Art as a leader in brand marketing.
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