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We’re very excited to announce that this year Claire’s will be supporting Make-A-Wish®, to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions all around the world.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish is the world's largest wish-granting organization, helping children in more than 50 countries on five continents! With the help of generous donors and more than 40,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 17 minutes!*
Claire’s supports Make-A-Wish by granting shopping sprees and fulfilling wishes such as “I want to be a princess” or “I want to be a model”. Typically children’s wishes fall into 4 categories:
Make-A-Wish makes these life-changing wishes possible to thousands of children around the world.
Nearly 450,000 life-changing wishes granted worldwide since 1980
Make-A-Wish is the largest wish granting organization in the world!
Make-A-Wish granted 30,000+ wishes globally in 2017 alone!
Once Charlotte arrived in the magical woods, she was asked to sit and closer her eyes. From behind the trees, Bam Bam the unicorn walked out with his fairy. Charlotte opened her eyes and, through her disbelief, pet, rode and fed Bam Bam carrots and apples all morning before being invited for lunch in the Ritz Carlton Members Club. When Charlotte met her unicorn, she was swept far away from hospital visits and medical procedures. She was no longer thinking about her illness; she was a joyful princess in her own fairy tale. Charlotte was experiencing life beyond her illness, and seeing the impossible as possible.
To escape the challenging treatments required for her illness that left her feeling exhausted, weak and not herself, 12-year-old Emma found joy in soaking in the pages of her favorite fashion magazines. She loved to create her very own unique styles and 'looks' with her favorite accessories and clothes, giving her an identity beyond "patient" and providing an outlet to express her individuality, creativity and joyous personality. In a sense, fashion is something that brings Emma hope and inspiration, even in the most difficult of times.
When presented with making her most heartfelt wish, it was no surprise that Emma wished to go on a VIP shopping extravaganza, where she could visit her favorite stores and add to her treasured fashion collection that brings her so much joy. Most importantly, the experience gave Emma hope and the opportunity to experience a life beyond illness.