ProSource made a generous contribution to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas at the ProSource Spring Meeting last week. The audio, video, and integration buying group raised a whopping $110,000+ for the cause, representing a 30 percent increase over the amount raised in 2018.
"We set ourselves a goal of $110,000 this year, and we want to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us exceed the target," said Jessica Paskon, Vice President of Finance and Operations, ProSource. "Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. The overwhelming success of this team event is a reflection of the heart and passion of our organization. We believe in doing well by doing good."
The ProSource team held a fun, team-building exercise to see who could come up with the best Lego creation in the categories of automotive, architecture, and aircraft. Of the twenty teams, the top three earned a $10,000 donation made in their names from ProSource to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. On top of that, the organization matched an additional $10,000 while the board of directors tacked on another $5,000.
Emcee, Marc Fisher of Origin Acoustics took charge of the event, and helped motivate the participants to hit their goal. Also in the crowd were a dozen or so volunteers dressed as superheroes, but the most special guest of all was Wish Kid Nate and his family. Together with Batman, Nate and crew selected the winners of the night in each of the categories. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas, Nate was granted his wish of going to Disney World with his family.
"We are so fortunate to have a company like ProSource support our mission of creating life-changing wishes to kids with critical illnesses," said Llyas Salahud-din, Director of Development for Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. "It was moving to witness 400 people come together to raise $110,000 in 20 minutes and when we shared Nate's story with everyone, you could feel the emotional energy of the audience. That energy transformed into donations and awareness about the power of a wish. $110,000 will allow us to grant an additional 20 wishes, and the awareness will inform more people of our goal to grant 550 wishes by 2025 for every eligible child with a critical illness."