Morning Pointe Senior Living and Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) employees donated $5,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee helping to make a young child’s wish to visit Disney World come true.
“Children are our biggest assets. Having children visit and volunteer at our facilities daily brings smiles to the faces of our seniors,” said Greg A. Vital, president and CEO of Morning Pointe and IHP. “Anytime we can make a difference in their lives and bring hope to a family, we want to do it. Intergenerational programs are a major emphasis in Morning Pointe’s life enrichment activities.”
The Morning Pointe proceeds will grant the wish of four-year-old Kalli of East Tennessee. Her wish is to go to Walt Disney World and meet all of the princesses, especially Bell. According to her wish granting volunteer, Kalli is excited to play dress-up and do make-up before going to meet the princesses. “Her favorite color is pink and she loves to do her nails and everyone else’s,” said her Make-A-Wish volunteer. Kalli will head to Disney World at the end of March with her mom, dad and two brothers.
This contribution marks Morning Pointe’s fourth annual corporate giving campaign where the company’s executive directors in 20 assisted living and senior care communities raise enough money to grant a child’s wish. The donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee comes in lieu of Christmas gifts for co-workers, according to Dean Roddy, IHP’s director of investor relations and a board member for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
“We plan to continue this tradition of giving and donate to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation every year," Mr. Roddy said. There is no comparison to giving a child in need something they have only dreamed of. We are so happy to play a small role in making their dreams come true.”