Bergstrom Automotive Team Members Raised $165,476 to Help Grant Life-Changing Wishes for Local Children Battling Critical Illnesses!
Bergstrom Automotive team members rallied to raise vital funds totaling an impressive $165,476 through their re-imagined Drive for Dreams campaign to benefit Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Throughout the month of September, Bergstrom Automotive invited the community to help grant the wishes of local children battling critical illnesses, by donating $5 for every oil change, an additional $5 for each new follower on social media and they conducted many other fundraising initiatives. Plus, Bergstrom Automotive generously matched all donations up to $100,000. All of which generated more than $165,000, bringing their total contribution to more than $2.3 million over their 20-year partnership!
"We knew we had to do something big during this challenging year to help Make-A-Wish Wisconsin grant wishes for so many deserving kids! We thank our guests, business partners, team and the people of these great communities for supporting Make-A-Wish® through our reimagined Drive for Dreams campaign,” said Tim Bergstrom, President & Chief Operating Officer, Bergstrom Automotive. “We’re honored to work alongside and support the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin team each year as they help critically ill children and their families throughout the communities we serve.”
“With more than 430 wishes pending, our largest number ever, we are deeply grateful that the Bergstrom Automotive team found a way to make their amazing Drive for Dreams campaign happen in such a creative and impactful way! With COVID-19, new health worries bring added isolation and vulnerability to our wish kids and their families! Dreaming about their greatest wish brings our kids feelings of hope and optimism, which replace fear and stress. We could not do this important work without the incredible Bergstrom Automotive team and our generous communities! – Kris Teofilo, Northeast Wisconsin Regional Director for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin.