DuBois, PA – In the weeks after our DuBois area Make-A-Wish campaign wrapped up, people continued to donate for our local kids, pushing our official grand total up by more than an addition $4,400… that’s one extra wish that we weren’t expecting!

Lacy Bair, the Make-A-Wish Greater PA and WV regional director says that altogether in 2020, our DuBois area campaign raised $78,843!

That means that, since the average cost of a wish is $4,400, our area alone was able to provide the funds for 18 kids… 18 entire families… to have a wish that allows a child dealing with a critical illness to forget about the doctor’s appointments and hospital visits and just be a kid.

That is an astounding number, especially since it’s during a pandemic!

Businesses, schools, organizations, and everyday people dug deep and raised a magical amount of money, which will all go toward granting wishes for local kids with critical illnesses.

To everyone who donated, thank you so much!

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Thank you!

Listen to the interview with Lacy Bair, Make-A-Wish Greater PA And WV regional director, at the end of the Make-A-Wish campaign in December 2020.

Donations:

  • Benny from Starr Trucking and Day Spa DuBois – $4,510
  • VFW Auxiliary – $200
  • Kiwanis Club of DuBois – $400
  • Sandy Club – $4,400
  • Olympic Athletic Club – $11,300
  • DuBois Polish Club – $5,400
  • Super Sub and Six Pack – $4,400
  • Penn State DuBois – $1,600
  • Roy’s Floor Show – $500
  • Clepper Bus – $1,376.40
  • Sykesville Eagles – $4,400
  • Oklahoma Elementary – $3,861
  • Owens Illinois Plant 76 – $2,100
  • Medicine Shoppe – $102
  • Wasson Elementary – $2,000
  • DuBois Area Middle School – $3868.91
  • Stoltz Family Dealerships – $1,000
  • Ellis Plumbing and Heating – $100
  • DuBois Central Catholic School – $1,745
  • Juniata Elementary – $1,634
  • Josh and Lou – $102
  • CG Johnson Elementary – $3,350.01
  • Dave’s Landscaping – $100
  • Brockway School District – $4,400
  • Priority First Federal Credit Union – $1,100
  • Niagara Cutter – $2,300
  • Redbank Fireman – $2,000
  • Auction – $4,010
  • Plus many more donations online and in person!

Total = $74,443.32

 

Interviews:

Lacy Bair, director of our Greater PA and WV Make-A-Wish, talks about the origins of Make-A-Wish

 

Nicole Crook-Wean talks about her two Make-A-Wish Kids, Dakota and Cheyenne. *Note: This photo is from 2019.

Thank you to Sam Mollica of the Dubois Kiwanis for stopping by with a donation of $400!

George Murray stopped by with a HUGE donation from the Olympic Club in DuBois of $11,300!

The Polish Club of DuBois donated $5,400 for the 2020 Make-A-Wish campaign!

Cheyenne Wean talks about her wish as a kid. She went to Disney World with her family!

 

Penn State DuBois student government raised more than $1,600 this year for Make-A-Wish! In a difficult year, they still managed to raise more this year than what they usually do!

 

Listen to the interview with Brock Roy, Jeana Roy, and Make-A-Wish director Lacy Bair. Brock Roy, now 10 years old, was diagnosed with cancer about three years ago. Two years ago, he got his wish of swimming with dolphins. Now in 2020, Brock is having his last chemotherapy treatment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DuBois Diner presents

The 27th Annual Make A Wish Light Up A Child’s Life Campaign with Miller Furniture and Mattress

Join Sunny 106 December 7th through the 11th for our 27th Annual Miller Home Furniture and Mattress Make A Wish Light Up A Child’s Life Campaign.

All week we’ll have special live and pre-recorded Make A Wish Moments with Staar Trucking and the Day Spa DuBois featuring interviews with local business owners, generous community members, dedicated students, and Make A Wish families.


How to make a donation?

Make your donation ONLINE here


The 27th Annual Miller Home Furniture and Mattress Make A Wish Light Up A Child’s Life Campaign is presented by the DuBois Diner

Thank You to Our Make A Wish Hourly Sponsors

DiLullo Trucking and Transport

The Swift Kennedy Insurance Group

Advanced Disposal

Priority First Federal Credit Union

Brockway Floral Boutique

Carol Foltz: Coldwell Realty

The Carpet Shack

Linda Weis: State Farm Insurance

CNB Bank

Haines Contracting

Find A Job PA

Kim McDonald: State Farm Insurance

BMP Systems

The Day Spa DuBois

Ester’s Hair Haven

ACE Fix-It Hardware

Edner Kness Insurance

Napoli’s Restaurant and Pizzeria

Adamson Funeral Chapel

Hugh Water and Holt Drilling

Shankel’s Pharmacy

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology

Key Settlement Services

Staar Trucking