LOUSIVILLE, Ky. - Thorntons is partnering with the Make-A- Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana for the fifth consecutive year. On May 1, all Thorntons store locations began selling Wish Stars for $1, with 100% of the proceeds going back to the foundation. Since beginning the partnership in 2008, Thorntons has raised more than $50,000 for the foundation.
"We are very proud to partner with such a great organization," said Matt Thornton, president and CEO of Thorntons, in a press release. "We have seen an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers in regards to this program, and we are thrilled to serve as a vehicle for our customers to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation."
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana chapter is the largest in the world both in territory size and number of wishes granted. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Kentucky Region has fulfilled the individual wishes of 852 local children since it was founded in 2001. Currently, they have more than 225 pending wishes.