Wheels For Wishes Hotel Shuttle Bus Donation Benefits Make-A-Wish Illinois

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Wheels For Wishes received a donation of a hotel shuttle bus that started a bidding war. The proceeds from the auctioned shuttle will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois and help Illinois children.

Hilton Garden Inn Tinley Park donated one of their original shuttles from 14 years ago to Wheels For Wishes. The proceeds from donations to Wheels For Wishes benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois, helping to make dreams come true for local children facing critical illnesses.

It s important to us to give back to our community because our community gives so much to us, Patty Glomb, Hilton Garden Inn general manager, said.

Wheels For Wishes auctioned Shelley the Shuttle after the donation. The bidding war for the shuttle was between buyers from six different states and two countries. In the end, the 14-year-old shuttle sold for $3,650, and the Hilton Garden Inn Tinley Park replaced it with a new shuttle. This vehicle was going to be upgraded anyway, so the fact that it was donated for so much goes to show how impactful car donation to Wheels For Wishes can be for local children. You can learn more about Wheels For Wishes at https://www.wheelsforwishes.org/illinois/

Hilton Garden Inn Tinley Park s generous donation will make a significant, instant impact on our ability to support Make-A-Wish Illinois, which will help make a practical difference in providing local children life-changing wishes, Loren Dorshow, Wheels For Wishes executive director, said. We appreciate business viewing Wheels For Wishes donation as an option for their vehicles as they look to upgrade, and we are thrilled to provide an alternative outlet for charity with vehicle donation.

Donating to Wheels For Wishes and benefiting Make-A-Wish had a personal connection for the donors.

Angie Leasure, the hotel s director of sales, experienced Make-A-Wish s impact when her stepson, Dylan, was granted a wish. Supporting Make-A-Wish through donations to Wheels For Wishes meant even more because of that fact.

I feel like I will never be able to repay Make-A-Wish for everything they did for Dylan and all of us but I will continue to try through donations and volunteering whenever possible, Leasure said. I would also like to thank Hilton Garden Inn and our management company for choosing Wheels for Wishes to donate our old buddy Shelly the Shuttle.

The donors set a precedent for donating aging company vehicles to benefit kids in the community through Wheels For Wishes. A 14-year-old vehicle, no longer worth much to the donor, was worth a significant amount to Wheels for Wishes and ultimately, Make-A-Wish Illinois and the children they benefit.

Car Donation Foundation d/b/a Wheels For Wishes is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) vehicle donation organization, benefiting Make-A-Wish. Wheels For Wishes donors receive free towing and a tax-deductible receipt. Car Donation Foundation has donated over $57 million and counting to recipient charities.

Contact Info:
Name: Mr. Loren Dorshow
Organization: Wheels For Wishes
Address: 5775 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 765, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416, United States
Phone: +1-952-525-2238
Website: https://www.wheelsforwishes.org/

Source: PressCable

Release ID: 490911