Chick-fil-A Guests Help Fill 'Wish Closet' for Hurting Families
Owner/Operator of the Southaven Chick-fil-A, Stuart Davidson, has loved helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the past, but had never heard about the unique mission of The Wish Closet until recently. That's when he decided to get involved.
The Wish Closet is a large room filled with toys, books, art supplies, board games and gift cards. When a child with a life-threatening medical condition is granted a life-long wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, not only is the child invited to choose a gift from The Wish Closet, but his siblings are as well.
"A great deal of attention is being given to the sick child, so The Wish Closet helps the siblings feel loved and special, too," Stuart says. "The Wish Closet goes through about 200 gifts each year."
Customers who dropped off toys and gifts at Chick-fil-A during Wishtober were invited back for a final day celebration. They even got to sign candles that were placed in a huge cake for the event, which featured free popcorn, cotton candy, giveaways and inflatable rides. "This is a great way to say thank you to the Wish contributors," says Lance Escue, a local high school volunteer for Make-A-Wish. "And it also shows that Chick-fil-A cares."
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