Join AccountingWEB in Making a Child's Wish Come True
For many children, attending school, playing soccer and building a snowman during the holidays are joyful activities that require little effort. For others who are ill, optimism is aimless, energy is obscured and joy is not so promising.
It is for these children that we are rallying the support of AccountingWEB members, readers, clients, suppliers, advertisers, authors and contributors – to raise money during this holiday season for the Make-A Wish Foundation, whose mission it is to make dreams come true. The Make-a-Wish Foundation (www.wish.org) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since our founding, AccountingWEB’s mission has been "to inform, to enrich, to enlighten and to entertain." It is now our opportunity to collectively enrich the lives of others by generously contributing what you or your firm can to this very special AccountingWEB effort.
With the help of the imagination of kids, the Make-a-Wish Foundation provides wish experiences that evoke indescribable laughter and renewed spirit. A wish creates the opportunity for a seriously ill child to forget about being ill and remember what it is like to be a kid.
Please join in this AccountingWEB profession-wide effort. We will collect your donations during the month of December and present them to the Make-a-Wish Foundation right after the New Year.
Donation Deadline is December 27, 2004.
Step 1: MAKE YOUR DONATION
Make a commitment to join in this effort and make your checks payable to: Make-a-Wish Foundation
If you wish to donate airline miles, please do so online. Click on "Donate Airline Miles" on the left hand side of the Web Site.
Step 2: TO CLAIM YOUR TAX DEDUCTION
If you wish to receive a receipt from the Make-a-Wish Foundation for this tax-deductible donation, please include on a separate piece of paper the following information with your check.
Full Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code and Country
Step 3: MAIL YOUR DONATION BY DECEMBER 27, 2004
Mail your check and receipt information to the following address:
P. O. Box 68748
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268
Your generous contributions will reflect the giving spirit of the accounting profession and will do much to bring lasting memories to children across the nation.
We challenge everyone reading this article today to consider contributing to this effort, and personally pledge to contribute 10 cents to every dollar raised by the AccountingWEB community.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and participation in this important effort! Donation Deadline is December 27, 2004.
Michael and Kelly Platt
P.O. Box 68748
Indianapolis, IN 46268
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