Leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service provider Straight Talk Wireless donated $1,002,147 to Make-A-Wish as a result of the successful “Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish” program. During the month of September across 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide, $1 was donated to Make-A-Wish for every consumer who took a minute to receive a Straight Talk Wireless demonstration and learn about their no-contract cell phone service.
Along with consumers giving a minute in-store, an online campaign also allowed anyone to share Make-A-Wish videos on social media and trigger a $1 donation.
“Straight Talk Wireless takes great pride in this initiative for Make-A-Wish, as we are passionate about granting wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions,” said F. J. Pollak, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless, Inc. “For the third year in a row, we hit our donation goal of $1 million thanks to thousands of customers across the country.”
“Raising $1 million for a third straight year and rallying thousands of customers to support this great cause is an amazing accomplishment,” said David A. Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “We are incredibly appreciative and thankful for the support we’ve received from Straight Talk Wireless and all of those customers who took time out of their day to contribute.”
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About Straight Talk
Straight Talk is a service provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc., America’s largest no-contract cell phone provider with over 25 million subscribers. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. (“AMX”) (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). AMX is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Latin America. For more information about Straight Talk Wireless®, go to StraightTalk.com.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.