March Foundation Spotlight: Make-A-Wish® Foundation

The Make-A-Wish® Foundation has an incredible mission: To change the lives of children who need it most. The foundation makes dreams a reality for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. With donations from generous individuals and organizations, the foundation is able to make even the most incredible wishes come true.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation began in 1980 when a young boy, diagnosed with leukemia, wanted to become a police officer. Chris Greicius’s biggest wish was to be an officer who could help “catch bad guys.”

With the help of U.S. Customs Agent Tommy Austin, police officer Frank Shankwitz and a number of local officers, Chris’s wish to become a police officer was granted. Complete with his own uniform and badge, Chris became the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s first and only honorary officer. Inspired by Chris and his story, Austin and Shankwitz created the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

What began as a heartfelt gesture for a little boy blossomed into a unique international organization with a powerful and inspiring mission. With two main branches, Make-A-Wish® America and Make-A-Wish International, the foundation does its life-changing work across five continents and in nearly 50 countries.

Youngevity’s Be The Change Foundation is proud to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring love, support, and strength to those in need. One of the key messages of the Be The Change Foundation is to “put others first on the first.” On the first day of every month, our foundation encourages others to engage in a random act of kindness to truly “Be The Change.” Our foundation is thrilled to support Make-A-Wish and others that share the belief that kindness can change the world for the greater good.

Additionally, proceeds from the Javalution Club directly benefit the Be The Change Foundation, which donates funds to Make-A-Wish and several other charity organizations.

Drew Pearson, sportscaster and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, was inspired by the foundation’s mission and has been involved with this phenomenal organization for more than 20 years. As a celebrity brand ambassador with Youngevity, Pearson is instrumental in raising awareness for Make-A-Wish and its causes.

With every sip of coffee you take, you are making a difference in the lives of others. Your continued support through the Javalution Club helps to make even more wishes come true. Since its humble beginnings, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 350,000 wishes worldwide. You help to make this possible.

Thank you for your support!