Sunflower Bank is partnering with Make-A-Wish® to help fulfill the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Sunflower has set a goal to donate $50,000 to Make-A-Wish chapters serving the Sunflower communities in Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. To reach this goal, Sunflower will donate 5¢ for every swipe of a Sunflower Bank debit card, now through June 30, 2015.
“We are thrilled to partner with Make-A-Wish,” said Mollie Carter, president and CEO of Sunflower Bank. “I can think of nothing more important than helping the children in our communities’ dreams come true with the assistance of Make-A-Wish. We are fortunate to be in a position to help.”
Sunflower Bank works with organizations and schools in their communities to provide them much needed attention and resources. In addition, Sunflower team members volunteer several thousand hours of service each year.
“Our vision is to make every eligible child’s wish come true,” said Dr. April Abernethy, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Kansas. “The inspiration and creativity it takes to grant a wish doesn’t come from a process or formula, it comes from the heart and community engagement. We applaud Sunflower Bank for making such a bold statement that community and our wish kids matter. Their commitment to helping Make-A-Wish will have such a positive impact.”
A child can be referred to Make-A-Wish by an immediate family member, guardian, healthcare professional, or a child can refer themselves. Following referral, a certified medical professional must verify that the child has a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish volunteers work with the family to ensure the wish is memorable for the wish kid and their family.
The Make-A-Wish Kansas chapter will be the beneficiary of all funds raised in Kansas. Customers and non-customers can also make donations to Make-A-Wish Kansas at any Sunflower Bank branch.
For more information on Make-A-Wish and to learn how you can support this worthy cause, please visit www.SunflowerBank.com.