On Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th, Epic Shine Car Wash partnered with ICCU, Lustra, Mix 106, Town Square Media, Lepco, Epic Shine, and Tzers to raise money for Make-A-Wish®Idaho.
Make-A-Wish® Idaho’s mission is to grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. A wish is not a last wish. It is a lasting wish. Make-A-Wish Idaho serves children throughout the state with offices in Boise and Pocatello. The organization's goal is to grant every eligible wish and has granted nearly 1,700 wishes since the chapter was founded, including wishes for Idaho children like Hailey G.
Hailey G. is a sweet, smart, and sassy 6-year-old Idahoan recently diagnosed with leukemia. She enjoys being outdoors, bouncing on her trampoline, and going to the park to play on the swings. When she’s inside, she’s either hanging out with her kitties, drawing, or building castles out of blocks. She’s a happy kid who loves spending time with her family. Her wish is to visit Princess Ariel at Disney World.
Due to the pandemic, Hailey’s wish has been postponed, but her desire to travel to “The Happiest Place on Earth” is as strong as ever. When the global health crisis is finally over, she’ll be Orlando-bound and ready to meet her favorite mermaid at Disney World. It’s children like Hailey that inspired Epic Shine to host this fundraising event.
“We wholeheartedly support Make-A-Wish Idaho’s mission, and we’re so thrilled to be partnering with them to host this fundraising event. Every child battling critical illness deserves to have an epic wish,” says Epic Shine Car Wash COO Bryan Barker. “We invite you to join us for this important event in person or donate virtually as you feel comfortable. Children like Hailey thank you.”
During the fundraising event, Epic Shine offered daily raffles at each location, with a chance to win Protect wash books. In addition, there was on-site cash donation boxes and on-site credit card donations. One Grand Prize winner who donated received 6 months of FREE unlimited Protect washes at the end of the event.
Town Square Media will hosted Carly’s Kids remote from 11:00a to 1:00p on Saturday, August 8th, at our Caldwell location, as well as providing radio ads, website posts, and social posts surrounding this event. Tzers provided event T-shirts that included all sponsors. Make-A-Wish®Idaho had banners and donation boxes on site. Lustra and Lepco contributed $1,000 toward Make-A-Wish Idaho®, and ICCU contributed $3,000. Epic Shine contributed $1,000 from each of their locations for a total of $6,000. Overall, we raised over $16,500 which was our best year yet!