Bergstrom Automotive Team Members Raised $163,580 to Help Grant Life-Changing Wishes for Local Kids Battling Critical Illnesses.
Appleton, Wisconsin (April 30, 2019) – In April, Bergstrom Automotive team members partnered with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin to raise money to help grant the wishes of local children struggling with critical illnesses to provide the hope, strength and joy they need to endure dark & challenging times. During their 2019 Drive for Dreams campaign, Bergstrom Automotive raised $163,580, bringing their total donation to more than $2.2 million over the 19-year partnership!
"Thank you to our guests, business partners, team and the people of these great communities for supporting Make-A-Wish® through our 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.”
Throughout the month, Bergstrom team members conducted numerous creative fundraisers and all Bergstrom dealerships donated $5 for every test drive taken. Plus, Bergstrom donated $5 for each new fan on social media. On Saturday, April 13th, Bergstrom dealerships held a special Oil Change Day offering free oil changes with a donation of $15 or more to Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. This year, Bergstrom completed more than 1,500 oil changes!
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since the Wisconsin chapter
was founded in 1984, more than 6,700 wish families have experienced the power of a wish come true. Last year alone, the chapter granted a record-breaking 402 wishes – more than a wish a day! It is predicted that 500 Wisconsin children will be diagnosed with a critical illness this year! The gift of a wish has a profound impact on the children served and their families. According to a national wish impact study, 95% of wish parents say their child’s wish helped them feel stronger, more energetic and more willing to comply with difficult, but vital treatment regimens. For many, their wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illness!
Thanks to our caring supporters, like Bergstrom Automotive and their guests, hundreds of children will
discover the power of a wish come true this year. Max and Mia wish to have a playset in their backyards. Owen wishes to go to Hawaii, while Samuel wishes to go to WrestleMania. Gabriela, Pryde, Sierra and many others wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort.