Gift-giving platform makes wishes come true with a little help from you


Posted: December 21, 2023 | Word Count: 532

Young adventurer Yuval has always dreamt of exploring the world. In fact, travel is the #1 way he and his mother, Avital, bonded. However, he had to put his adventures on hold when he became sick.

When he was 7 years old, Yuval's mom found a lump on his neck that turned out to be lymphoma.

"I was heartbroken and lost," said Avital. "I couldn't take one breath of air without pain all over my body."

However, the brave little adventurer faced aggressive cancer treatment with determination. Today, there's no evidence of his disease. And he got to celebrate his travel wish with the help of Make-A-Wish and its donors.

Yuval's greatest wish was to ski and explore Alaska. He got to do that and more! During his adventure in the Alaskan wilderness, he not only skied but also snowmobiled, snowshoed and even had the opportunity to go dog sledding. Best of all, he got to do it all with his best friend, Chase. With this adventure under his belt, Yuval is ready to continue to explore more of the world around him and reclaim the time he lost when fighting illness.

Donors make dreams possible

Turning Yuval and other children's dreams into reality wouldn't be possible without the help of Make-A-Wish sponsors like Snappy. This year, Snappy — the leading gifting company — hit a huge milestone, donating $2 million to Make-A-Wish.

Snappy is an all-in-one gifting company that spreads joy, shares gratitude and takes the guesswork out of gifting. The company connects people and cultivates meaningful relationships through the power of gratitude and gifting. Its "recipient-picks" experience ensures gift-givers send the perfect gift every time, for everyone, on every occasion. It even allows recipients to donate the value of their gift to a charity of their choice.

Businesses can use the online platform to purchase gifts for employees, business partners, clients. It's these gift recipients who opted to donate the value of their gift to help support the transformative wishes of children with critical illnesses that have made Snappy's significant achievement possible.

"At Snappy, we are so grateful to witness the profound impact of individual generosity," said Hani Goldstein, Snappy co-founder and CEO. "When members of our community choose to donate their gift's value to Make-A-Wish, they create a cascade of positivity. The philanthropic potential of our platform has made us deeply thankful for the kindness of our gift recipients and the wishes they've made possible for these children and their families."

Wishes aren't just fun activities. When a child's wish is granted, it can create hope even in the most challenging situations.

"A wish creates an immediate turning point in a child's treatment and recovery, and partnerships like Snappy's make more of these life-changing wishes possible," said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. "There's a gap between the number of wishes we're granting and the number of wishes waiting, and we're thrilled for Snappy's support to help us close that gap."

This holiday season and beyond, help Make-A-Wish and Snappy fulfill more wishes while also finding meaningful gifts for those in your life. To learn more about how you can help make a child's wish come true, visit Wish.org.

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