Catseye Pest Control would like to thank everyone who has made a donation to our Catseye Cares for Kids Campaign. We are thrilled with the wonderful support we have been given from our community and are hoping we can continue to receive such support as we aim for our $10,000.00 goal! The average cost of a wish is $10,000 and we only have two months left. The cost of a wish ranges widely, depending on what the wish is, from $3,500 up to $25,000.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition that places his/her life in jeopardy are eligible to receive a wish. The NENY chapter grants more than 90 wishes each year and has granted more than 1000 since 1986. Most wish requests fall into four major categories:
“I wish to go…”
“I wish to be…”
“I wish to meet…”
“I wish to have…”
This is the third year that Catseye, an Albany Pest Control service, is partnering with Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York serves the 15 counties comprising the 518 area code. Our campaign began in 2009 when we were able to raise $2,065 through sales and donations. Last year, in 2010, we were able to more than double our donation with $5,000! This year, for our 2011 winter season, we hope to double that number once again and hit $10,000. For each new Platinum or Rodent service sold from November 15th, 2011 to February 28th, 2012, Catseye Pest Control will donate $15 to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York. Along with donating a portion of sales, Catseye is asking its customers to help by making a personal donation to reach their goal of $10,000, the average cost of one wish.
“Catseye has always had a strong commitment to family and community,” said John Gagne, President. “We started out small, making a personal connection with each customer and we’ve had continued growth because of it. Now is the time to give back to our community and help those who are less fortunate. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York is the perfect partnership for us. We hope to continue to grow and support local foundations and programs.”
If you wish to make a personal donation, it can be sent via check, made payable to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, to Catseye’s main office at 31 Commercial Drive, Castleton, NY 12033. Visit www.catseyepest.com for further information. And if you wish to learn more about the Make A Wish Foundation of Northeastern New York, visit www.neny.wish.org.