J. Ellis Plumbing and Heating in Townsend helped raise $10,000 for Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The fundraiser was part of their “Celebrating our 10th Year in Business” promotion, where 1% of service revenue over 12 months was donated back to Make-A-Wish.
“Make-A-Wish has held a special place in my heart for years because they are able to create moments of happiness and a lifetime of memories to those families affected by critical childhood illness,” said Jody Ellis, Owner of J. Ellis Plumbing and Heating.
Eight members of the J. Ellis Plumbing and Heating team took the day off on October 29 to celebrate their accomplishment and present a check to Make-A-Wish at their Boston office. Their donation helped fund a wish for a child, and next year they hope to raise enough money to fund two wishes.
“We are extremely grateful to J. Ellis Plumbing and Heating for their support,” said Charlotte A. Beattie, CEO of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. “Their passion for helping others is inspiring and will help toward our ultimate goal of fulfilling every eligible child’s wish.”
This year alone, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island plans to grant more than 400 wishes. There are approximately 500 children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are newly diagnosed with critical illnesses each year.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and find out how you can get involved, visit massri.wish.org