Make-A-Wish Foundation

The beginnings of the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Chris GreciousOn April 29, 1980, a vibrant, dynamic 7-year-old boy named Chris Greicius realized his lifelong dream to become a police officer. Chris' incredible day included riding in a police helicopter, receiving his own custom-tailored uniform, and becoming the first and only honorary state trooper in Arizona history. Many of those responsible for fulfilling Chris' wish wanted to do the same for other children with life-threatening medical conditions and founded the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted wishes to more than 127,000 children around the world.

Macy's Midwest Thanks for Sharing - Giving Is Rewarding
Beginning October 4th, Macy's Midwest cardholders will be offered the opportunity to give to the Make-A-Wish Foundation while earning 10 percent rewards back on their holiday purchases at Macy's! Thanks for Sharing is all about how shopping can be giving - and rewarding. Here's how it works:

1. Thanks For Sharing is a rewards program available exclusively to Macy's Midwest cardholders. Enrollment requires a one-time $25 fee charged to the customer's Macy's account. Enrollment will be open to the public beginning October 4, 2006.

2. Upon enrollment, customers will begin earning 10 percent rewards on all of their net Macy's purchases made on their Macy's Midwest Card through December 30, 2006 (some exclusions apply, see stores for details). The rewards will come in the form of a gift card sent to participants beginning in February 2007.

3. For Each enrollment Macy's Midwest will make a $10 donation to one of two charities. The first $1.5 million raised from Thanks for Sharing nationwide will benefit the American Heart Association. Macy's Midwest will donate the first $113,000 generated through Thanks for Sharing enrollments to the American Heart Association. All additional enrollments will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

It's that easy. Every enrollment makes a difference. To find the Macy's Midwest store nearest you, visit

Give A Gift That Makes A Difference This Holiday Season

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois offers an easy way to spread cheer through holiday greetings. For each $20 donation to the Foundation,we will send one of our special holiday cards to the person of your choice, acknowledging the donation made in their name. The inside of each card includes the following special message:

In the spirit of the holiday season, a donation has been made in your honor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.This gift will help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wishing you a holiday season filled with Hope, Strength and Joy.

And,we address and send out all of the cards for you. It couldn't be easier!

If your total donation is $5,000 (250 recipients),or more, the wish
of one particular child will be granted. Then,we will share details
of this special child's wish with all of your card recipients. In addition to a thoughtful holiday gesture, your recipients will know that you have granted a wish to a child with a serious illness.

Frequent Flier Miles Needed
Air travel is a big part of making kids' wishes come true for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. More than half of all the wishes granted last year involved traveling. You can help children with life-threatening illnesses continue to go wherever their imagination takes them by donating your frequent flier miles. To find out how, visit our national website or call us at 312.602.9474.

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