Ever wish you could help but felt too small? So did I!
But I learned that as a group we can make a difference – our goal this year is to be able to raise enough to grant One Child’s WISH. Wishes are about $8000 – with the most popular being a trip to Disney for themselves and their family.
Donate whatever you can and we will make a large group donation in ALL of our names!
There are many charities that help a wide variety of causes, but the reason we chose Make A Wish is that it provides a “fun” service – giving children and their families a break from hospitals, medicines, shots, all that goes along with a serious and many times, terminal medical condition. MAW gives them something to look forward to, be a “regular” kid, a reason not to give up. and be able spend time with their loved ones creating happy memories.
We have met some of the kids and families personally that benefit from what MAW does – we got to see how our support helped locally, they became real people, not just a news story.
If you own a food truck or are a fan or customer of food trucks, YOU can be part of this fantastic group support of Make A Wish!
Food truck owners – this is a great way to get your name out, create more exposure for you as well as helping such a great cause. People love to patronize businesses that have “heart”, that give back and help others.
Customer or fan? and anyone that wants to help out – As a group we can do so much more than individually.
One of the biggest challenges I faced was I thought a little business owner like myself could never make a donation big enough to make a difference to large charitable organizations like Make-A-Wish…that was for big companies with big profits to contribute for tax savings. WRONG!
I went out on a limb. In 2014 I donated a food truck catered event for 50 guests…price tag? $1000. Thinking my little food truck gig would bring in $600-$800 donation…who in their right mind would pay over $1000 for this? Come to find out my donation brought in over $2000…their highest single item live auction item that evening. To this day I’m still in shock! I ended up serving the family that purchased the event for their block party and had a blast! It was one of the best things I’ve ever donated and was such a rewarding experience. Needless to say I donated again in 2015, 2016, and 2017; one of the events was an engagement party, another a holiday party.
We have personally attended the Make A Wish Ball, meet and see first hand how people getting together can make a difference in a child and family’s life, Not only is it one of the best events we attend, it was a life changing experience and a great night out for us without the kids.
As parents, we are always grateful and blessed with having healthy children. We’ll do whatever we can to make sure they stay that way. Learning what some families have to endure with children dealing with potentially terminal illnesses is unimaginable. It’s definitely something I do not wish upon any family. It’s incredible what Make-A-Wish does for the families by granting them the one wishthat can put smiles on their faces. Check out the link for more info about what Make-A-Wish of Eastern NC is doing today.
Here’s how you can help… small “baby steps” to help get to our goal – make a $25 donation – or – if you want to take a “Giant Step” donate $100 – anything will help us collectively be able to provide funds to help children, one at a time.
We call it the Food Truck Family Donation. We will write Make A Wish one check on behalf of the Food Truck Family. Everyone who donates will be listed on our webpage.
I’m still going to personally donate my catering certificate for their silent auction at Wish Ball.
We are also putting together a Food Truck Gift Certificate Basket “Food – On the Road Again” to donate to the Silent Auction at a “Back to the 80’s Dance” to benefit MAW. For info on the dance, visit starbizcon.net/80s-dance/ 100% of all donations will be delivered to Make-A-Wish of Eastern NC. Hibachi Xpress, Catering by Ray nor Ray Chow keeps any part of your contribution. This is truly my give-back project and I know the food truck community will step up and help.
Thank You all for helping us support such a worthwhile cause.
Make your donation here today. Thank you for all we do!
THANK YOU, Ray Chow
CLICK Pay Pal Button above to donate and be part of our Food Truck Family Donation for 2017/2018
Thanks again to last years’ participants Food Truck Group Donation
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