CES Presents $110,000 Check to Make-A-Wish®
City Electric Supply (CES) recently donated an astounding $110,000 to the charitable organization Make-A-Wish®. CES presented a check to its longtime partner, which is committed to helping grant wishes of children diagnosed with a critical illness.
Raising Donations for Make-A-Wish®
The fundraising events that raised the impressive total were made possible through CES Cares, the social impact program at City Electric Supply.
“On behalf of the Wish Kids here in North Texas and across the country, I want to say thank you to City Electric Supply for their generosity and partnership,” said Scotty Laundry, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish North Texas. “Their support enables us to grant even more wishes for children battling critical illnesses.”
So how did CES raise over $100,000? A three-day event in Texas, beginning with a splash booth. Next, they held a silent auction for sports memorabilia, including signed footballs, jerseys, and more. (The biggest hit seemed to be a Dan Moreno jersey.)
Finally, CES held a golf tournament filled with more donation opportunities. For example, if someone was unhappy with their shot, they could pay for a do-over. And in the ninth hole, participants could pay professional golfers to take the shot for them.
“It takes a lot of really talented and hard-working people to put on events of this magnitude,” said Social Impact Manager of CES Cares Karen Gray. “I’m so proud of how the planning has turned out, and I’m so thankful to everybody that has contributed to such a worthy cause over the past year.”
Granting Wishes Across the U.S.
Since Make-A-Wish and CES Cares began their partnership in 2021, many City Electric Supply branches have hosted events raising hundreds or even thousands of dollars to benefit the children within their communities. With over 530 branches across the U.S., the total is adding up quickly and making a huge difference.
For example, CES Corpus Christi in Texas raised $2,000 in a single day for Make-A-Wish children. CES Apex in North Carolina raised $6,000 in a month. And teams in South and Central Florida raised nearly $17,000 to gift a fishing boat to one Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor.
CES is honored to support Make-A-Wish and cannot wait to continue advocating for them in the future. We can’t wait to see all the clever and exciting ways that CES Cares and CES branches make more wishes come true in the coming years.