Make-A-Wish® South Carolina is honored to be the chosen recipient of a major gift from The Harvey Hubbell Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hubbell, Inc., parent company of Greenville-based Hubbell Lighting and Columbia-based Hubbell Power Systems.
On Wednesday, January 23, Garth Warner, Hubbell Lighting’s VP of human resources presented the generous gift to Make-A-Wish South Carolina at Hubbell Lighting’s headquarters in Greenville. Accepting on Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s behalf were wish kid David Spracher, Misty Farmer, VP of advancement, and Kea Wade, corporate development manager.
Through a year-long partnership, Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Power Systems have provided considerable charitable support above and beyond the monetary donation. Kevin Potts, vp of integration at Hubbell Power Systems, served on Make-A-Wish South Carolina’s board of directors from 2017 to 2018 and is currently a volunteer wish granter. Hubbell Lighting provides direct assistance for wishes by donating goods and services, including new LED lighting for a wish kid’s room makeover.
The cumulative support from Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Power Systems is pivotal in helping create renewed energy for wish kids, giving them the strength to fight harder.
"Make-A-Wish South Carolina does so many wonderful things for children that are going through extremely difficult challenges," said Kevin Potts. "Hundreds of times a year Make-A-Wish South Carolina delivers on a prescription of hope, joy and inspiration for the children, families and communities they serve. The Harvey Hubbell Foundation is honored to be able to be a part of that team."
With this donation, Make-A-Wish® South Carolina will be able to grant approximately three and half additional wishes to children in the state battling critical illnesses to restore hope and strength to their lives.
"We are so grateful to have Hubbell as partners in wish-granting for the tremendous wish kids of South Carolina," remarked Misty Farmer, vice president of advancement of Make-A-Wish South Carolina. "Hubbell’s generous charitable investment will provide encouragement and healing for many children facing critical illnesses. Their corporate impact will transform lives."
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(Photo L to R: Garth Warner-Hubbell Lighting, Misty Farmer-Make-A-Wish, David Spracher, David Spracher (wish kid), Erika Spracher, Kea Wade-Make-A-Wish, and Kevin Poyck-Hubbell Lighting)
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 207 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 sc.wish.org and discover ways you can help make wishes come true.
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