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Inspired by The Learning Experience’s preschool philanthropy program, the “Let’s Grant Wishes” campaign teaches kids the importance of kindness and helping others while raising money for Make-A-Wish
April 01, 2022 // Franchising.com // Deerfield Beach, Florida – The Learning Experience® has partnered with Make-A-Wish® Foundation to host the national fundraiser, Let’s Grant Wishes, starting Friday, April 1. The month-long fundraising event will take place at The Learning Experience centers with more than 300 locations across the country coming together to inspire hope and grant life-changing wishes for children struggling with life-threatening illnesses .
Throughout April, preschoolers at The Learning Experience centers will learn about Make-A-Wish, the importance of kindness and helping others, and the positive difference they can make in the world when they work together. Guided by teachers and characters from The Learning Experience’s philanthropy program “Charity Chihuahua” and “Grace the Greyhound,” children will participate in philanthropic activities, participate in group projects, and create unique arts and crafts as centers and families collect donations through online fundraising pages and special events.
“We are extremely proud of our enduring partnership with Make-A-Wish as we teach children across the country the value of generosity and kindness inside and outside of the classroom,” said Brad Wahl, Chief Brand Officer of The Learning Experience. “We look forward to bringing all of our centers, families and communities together to inspire hope, create meaningful impact and fulfill life-changing wishes while educating children about the powerful life lesson of philanthropy.”
To kick off Let’s Grant Wishes in April, The Learning Experience and its “Bubbles and Friends” educational video series for kids launched a special episode dedicated to Riley Rose and The Sherman Family, part of The Learning Experience and Make- A-Wish. In 2019, The Sherman’s established the Riley Rose Foundation, an eponymous foundation created to keep their daughter’s spirit and joy alive by funding research grants to hospitals battling childhood cancer and by purchasing, filling and maintaining hospital carts. Riley Rose art supplies, which are filled with a variety of arts and crafts supplies and brought to patients who are hospitalized in the hospital or clinic receiving life-saving treatment.
The Learning Experience’s Let’s Grant Wishes national fundraiser is an extension of its exclusive philanthropy program that was created in partnership with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. He is dedicated to continuously educating younger learners about the value and application of kindness and generosity in the classroom, at home, and in their communities. Through weekly lessons, activities and fundraising events for non-profit organizations, the philanthropy program teaches children that it doesn’t matter how big or small you are, it’s the size of your heart that matters. .
In addition to instilling powerful life lessons in children, The Learning Experience’s philanthropy program has helped donate millions of dollars in monetary donations and gifts to various nonprofit organizations in communities across the country, including more than $1.4 million for Make-A-Wish through its annual national fundraising campaign that began in 2018. Learning Experience CEO and co-founder Richard Weissman is also a longtime member of serves on the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida board of directors and was named the nonprofit’s chapter president in 2020.
SOURCEThe Learning Experience®
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