Make-A-Wish South Carolina

Yesterday, Mary Clare was a Princess-for-a-Day, and while that may be the case most days, this was a extra special day for us, too.

Each year, the Student Council of West Florence High School raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC.  They set a goal and ask Make-A-Wish to provide a “poster child” to help students connect to the organization on a more personal level.  Mary Clare was just the Princess they needed this year.

As we entered the tall foyer of the school, we immediately saw a display fit for a Pinkalicious Princess and knew it was for our own MC.  Her picture was displayed on walls and pink balloons were everywhere.  We were immediately greeted by bubbly high school girls “oohing” and “ahhing” over Mary Clare, who didn’t skip a beat.  Mel and I could have left the building at that point.

After a student-led ceremony, she accepted a check on behalf of Make-A-Wish Foundation for $5,500 from the students at West Florence and a matching check from Trusted Choice of South Carolina.   $11,000 for Make-A-Wish South Carolina will bring so much happiness to many deserving children.  We were honored to be asked to be a part of it all.

Of course, Mary Clare loved the attention from all of the pretty girls and silly high school boys.  I honestly believe she’s never had so many cell phone photos taken of her.  (And we all know how photographed she is!)

We were certainly honored and humbled to have been asked to accept the generous donations on behalf of such an amazing organization.  We know first hand what an impact Make-A-Wish makes in the lives of children and their families.