|From left to right: Karen Davis, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish Michigan; Southeast Michigan Walk for Wishes committee chairs Janette Ferrantino, Jelka Petrovic, and Christine Lebold; and Jason Calverley, Jacob Calverley, and Michael Calverley, all of Calverly Supply Co. Inc., at the 2014 Walk for Wishes in Detroit.|
MILWAUKEE — Luxaire, a brand of Johnson Controls Inc., has donated more than $3 million to Make-A-Wish throughout its 13-year sponsorship. Over the years, its distributors have attended countless local events, fundraisers, and wish parties.
“We do it because it’s a really good cause,” said Jason Calverley, co-owner, Calverley Supply Company Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan. Calverley was first exposed to Make-A-Wish in 2003 when his company had the opportunity to host a party for a child who recently traveled to the Florida theme parks. “It was a great experience for all us, so when we’ve had the opportunity to participate in other events, we’re always more than happy to do so. We know we’re doing something worthwhile for the children in our communities. In addition, the relationship with Make-A-Wish helps to separate our contractors from the competition by offering something extra — the opportunity to support the mission of Make-A-Wish.”
According to David Williams, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish America, the corporate support provided by companies like Luxaire is critical to the organization’s ability to grant wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions in the U.S. and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. “These companies help us raise money and reach out to more children, and, at the same time, create awareness of our mission.”
To learn more about the relationship between Luxaire and Make-A-Wish, visit http://bit.ly/LuxaireGrantsWishes
Publication date: 10/20/2014