The Weigel’s Foundation presented a $40,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee on February 12, 2020. The generous contribution will grant the wishes of children facing critical illnesses in the area. Weigel’s stores are a place where neighbors serve neighbors and associates are steeped in a hard work ethic and community-minded service. Supporting Make-A-Wish East Tennessee is one of many ways the company gives back to the community its people call home.
“Contributing to Make-A-Wish will further fulfill our passion of supporting the community that supports our company,” said Kurt Weigel, Recruiting Manager. “Our associates, executives, and the Weigel family are all passionate about making a difference at work and in East Tennessee. Bringing hope, strength, and joy to a child facing a critical illness, just when they need that the most, is inspiring.”
Wishes are medicine and help children with critical conditions face treatment with a new commitment. Additionally, wishes give children, their parents, and others a chance to enjoy a special time together. Make-A-Wish East Tennessee grants 70 wishes annually and has granted nearly 1,500 in its 30-year history.