Fifteen-year-old Duane owns and operates Blue Moo Ice Cream, a truck that sells pre-packaged ice cream treats in the northwest Twin Cities area.
When he started his business, he made a promise to himself that he would “give something back” to the community. Duane decided that he would choose one charity per season and donate 100% of the profits from the sale of one product to that charity.
This past season (spring through summer 2016), he chose Make-A-Wish® Minnesota. Earlier this month, Duane presented his donation of $300 to Mia Broos Hoagberg, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota, which will help grant wishes for Minnesota kids.
Duane hopes one day to become a doctor. He wants to work with patients and help find cures for a variety of serious medical conditions, like the ones wish kids often face.
Kids like Duane are making a difference by helping grant wishes through the Kids for Wish Kids® program. Kids for Wish Kids events are special fundraising projects organized by children of all ages; and when students work together for a common goal, great things happen!
Kids for Wish Kids projects offer students the opportunity to learn:
- the importance of team work
- the ability to develop a project from start to finish
- how to use their creativity and idea-making skills
- how to develop their leadership skills
- the satisfaction of knowing their efforts helped to make a wish come true
On top of that, kids have a great time working on their fundraising event!
To learn how your kids can help us grant more wishes by organizing a Kids For Wish Kids fundraiser in your community, please contact Kelly Blodgett at firstname.lastname@example.org.