Bank event in Mt. Pleasant supports Make-A-Wish Foundation
Standard Bank hosted its seventh annual Evening of Wishes, raising $4,300 to make children's wishes come true through The Make-A-Wish Foundation Nov. 1 at Kosciuszko Club in Mt. Pleasant.
“This event gets bigger every year. Thank you to everyone who came together to make this the most successful dance to date,” said Toni Wilson, the event's organizer and manager of the bank's Walmart branch.
Wilson said many members of the community pitched in gathering Chinese auction items, decorating the hall and volunteering at the event.
Donations were made through ticket sales, 40 Chinese auction baskets, 50-50 raffles, wine raffle table, food booth, gift certificates and two live auctions for an autographed Heath Miller jersey and Jerome Bettis autographed football.
The Kosciuszko Club contributed to the event by donating the use of the hall and covering the cost of the band, Metro/Unbridled.
As a recently hired associate, Kelly Hoover of the bank's Ligonier office said she had never attended the event in past years.
When she told her family and friends about the event, they were excited to participate. Twenty of Hoover's family and friends attended the event.
“I thought it was awesome how the community came together to help children through Make-A-Wish,” Hoover said.
Standard Bank is dedicated to putting money back into the community and associates have especially dedicated themselves to supporting local children via Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Associates have raised and donated more than $413,000, providing over 100 wishes to local children in the past 19 years. Each branch has ongoing events to raise money for Make-A-Wish throughout the year.
“We had a great turnout. It was a great way to raise money for children,” said Audra Kubicek of the bank's Scottdale branch.
Kelly Vernon is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-547-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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