The amount was equaled through a matching-grant initiative created by the Dover Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of PDQ’s parent company, Dover Corporation, for a total donation of $10,000. The Dover Foundation was created in 2011 as a way to help support not-for-profit organizations, causes and/or projects that benefit the local communities in which its operating companies are located.
This marks the fifth consecutive year that PDQ and the Dover Foundation have made a donation to Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin, which grants the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. This year’s donations helped make the wishes of two ill Wisconsin children come true:
*Emily, a 12-year-old diagnosed with medullary thyroid cancer, received her wish when a bakery kitchen was installed in her home. Her wish will allow her to focus on the joy she finds in baking and help her escape the rigors of her medical condition.
*Payton, an 11-year-old diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, had her wish come true by traveling with her family to Hawaii to spend time together at Disney’s famous Aulani Resort & Spa in Oahu.
“The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an extremely well-respected organization, and we’re pleased that for the fifth straight year we can provide them with a charitable donation,” said Andrea Brazeau, HR generalist for PDQ Manufacturing. “The opportunity and ability to give back to local communities in which we operate is very important to PDQ, Dover Corporation, and its employees, and we are extremely pleased to be able to partner with Make-A-Wish and help such special people as Emily and Payton.”
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