US Restaurants, Inc./Burger King Receives “Wishes” Award for Raising Over Half a Million Dollars Since 2008 for Local Children’s Wishes
For Immediate Release
Contact: Karen Traten 215-987-3147
November 5, 2013
Blue Bell, PA - US Restaurants, Inc., a Blue Bell based company and franchisee of 34 area Burger King Restaurants in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester counties and South Jersey, recently received the “Wishes” award for contributing $100,000 this past year. This gift marked a milestone of cumulative donations amounting to over $500,000 since 2008 for Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley and the New Jersey chapters to fulfill the wishes of several local children.
The Burger King contributions are a result of successful fundraisers spanning six years including the sale of Make-A-Wish paper stars as well as donations from company charity golf outings. “Our Burger King crew and management teams really shined and deserve our thanks. They have made this fundraiser and all of our previous ones so successful,” remarked Steve Lewis, President of US Restaurants. Dennis Heron, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish commented about the partnership, “Make-A-Wish is delighted to include US Restaurants among its generous and loyal partners making wishes come true for kids whose lives have been traumatized by serious illnesses. Thanks to this very special company, their kind employees and customers, we are able to touch the lives of many sick children living in our community. We are truly grateful for their compassionate support.”
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted over 233,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley serves Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Perry and Philadelphia counties. For more information, please call us toll free at 1-877-ONE WISH.