Each year, in lieu of sending Christmas cards to their demonstrators, Stampin' Up! instead makes a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation. This is the story of our recipient this year:
Three-year-old Birklee has a new wooden play set, a play set that she enjoys playing on with her family and friends. The play set helps take her mind off the things that a typical toddler shouldn't have to be worried about, things like surviving hypoplastic left-heart syndrome (HLHS).
Birklee received the play set through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, when Stampin' Up! granted her wish.
We work with the foundation to grant the wish of at least one child every year, on behalf of our demonstrators and in lieu of an annual Christmas card.
"Through this donation, we hope our demonstrators feel how much we love and appreciate all they do, and that we celebrating our shared commitment to making a difference in the lives of those around us," says Shelli Gardner.
Stampin' Up! shares Make-A-Wish's commitment to children, and we especially appreciate the organization's desire to "enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy."
Birklee wish has certainly done that. The play set was completed recently, and Birklee and her family and friends celebrated with a fun princess party.