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Clintar Helps Make Kids’ Wishes Come True!

Kimberly Khoury | March 7, 2018 | Corporate Social Responsibility

Clintar in the Community

Clintar is proud to choose Make-A-Wish® Canada as our official charitable organization. Every year, our national headquarters in Markham, ON. hosts the annual Make-A-Wish Fundraiser uniting our franchise teams across Canada for an evening of fun, and giving back to the community. Together, we’re raising funds to enrich the lives of children coping with critical illness. Make-A-Wish® Canada is a chapter of Make-A-Wish® International. Founded in 1980, they’ve helped nearly half-a-million children with life-threatening illnesses, fulfil their biggest dreams and wishes.

Make a Wish Canada

Giving Back to Make Emma’s Wish Come True

Last year, Clintar’s fundraising efforts went towards making a special wish come true for 12-year old Emma, of Cocagne, New Brunswick. Emma has osteosarcoma, which is an especially painful form of cancer that starts in the bones. Her treatment involved surgery, and she endured long rounds of chemotherapy. In the midst of battling for her health, the Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces team were able to boost her hope and strength by planning a special trip for her and her family. Her special wish was to experience “a magical winter wonderland” at Orlando, Florida’s Walt Disney World. Together, they went for an especially memorable vacation at ‘Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party’. Now, Emma is happily back to being her usual active, athletic self – playing ringette, soccer, and going swimming with her friends. We look forward to supporting more children like Emma!

Emma, make a wish

Emma with Belle at Disney World

Core Values and the Impact of A Wish

At Clintar, we put the emphasis on environment-first as a way of doing business. The principles behind this approach are really twofold: Protecting our natural resources and preserving an environment for future generations to enjoy. Therefore, it was an easy decision to team up with Make-A-Wish to make the world a brighter, more hopeful place for children in need. According to a recent Impact Study:

When wish kids are granted a wish, they get more than just a great experience for a day, two days, or a week. That experience improves the quality of life for them and their entire family. Health professionals treating them say the wish experience is an important adjunct to medical treatment, and they observe their patients feel better and comply more readily with treatment protocols when they experience their wish come true. And the community volunteers who grant wishes say the wish-granting process heightens both their ability to see the best in others and their commitment to actively help more people in need.