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December 12, 2017



Local high school to reveal amount raised at Winter Days Assembly and host sendoff party for a local wish child.

wish kid, DallasFor the third year in a row, Spring Valley High is making a tremendous impact in the lives of wish kids in our community. On Friday, December 15, 2017 at the culmination of Spring Valley High’s Winter Days philanthropy month, students will gather for a schoolwide assembly to present a donation to Make-A-Wish South Carolina to help fund wishes for local kids with critical illnesses.

During November and December Spring Valley High set out to support several charities through Winter Days. The Winter Days committee surveys community needs, set goals, and partners with the students, faculty and staff to reach their defined goals.  

In the past two years alone Spring Valley High has raised over $30,000 for Make-A-Wish South Carolina! Their goal this year for Make-A-Wish was $7,500—which they have surpassed! The amount they raised will be announced at the Winter Days Assembly. Wish child, Dallas, and his family will be at the assembly. Following the assembly, the Winter Days committee will host a wish sendoff party for Dallas. 

Dallas is a 14-year-old boy who has leukemia. His wish, to go to Walt Disney World® Resort, is being granted this month. Make-A-Wish is proud to have the caring students of Spring Valley High host Dallas for his sendoff party. There are few things more powerful and moving than kids helping kids in times of need. 

About Make-A-Wish® South Carolina

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish mission to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish believes hope is medicine. Wishes provide wish kids with hope, renewed energy and strength- aiding them in facing their conditions and in healing. The transformational experience of a wish also unites communities and bonds families’ closer together. 

Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 184 wishes last year, averaging to a wish every forty-eight hours. The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit and discover ways you can help make wishes come true. 

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Media Information:

WHAT: Winter Days Assembly with Make-A-Wish Check Presentation; Wish Sendoff party for Dallas will follow

WHO should attend: Media is invited to attend for photo and B-roll ops.

HIGHLIGHTS: Cake, balloons, celebration

WHEN: Friday, December 15, 2017; if you would like to attend the assembly/check presentation please be there by 10:15am; if you would like to attend the sendoff please be there by 11:00am

WHERE: Spring Valley High School 120 Sparkleberry Lane Columbia, SC 29229

WHY: Students raised funds for Make-A-Wish South Carolina to grant wishes for local children like Dallas. Those wishes not only put a smile on a child’s face but provide hope, strength and joy when a wish kid needs it most.

On-site Contact: Mary Silverberg, Donor Care & Youth Programs Senior Manager, 843-817-4251

Press Contact

Crystal Alifanow
Director of Communications
225 South Pleasantburg Drive C17
Greenville, SC  29607

Phone : (864) 250-0702 x103
Fax : (864) 250-0704


Make-A-Wish® South Carolina
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 250-0702
Toll Free (800) 293-9474