Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida

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make a wish tampa riverwalkIn continued commitment to the community we serve, Kinney, Fernandez & Boire’s Community Action Program enriches the lives of children through charitable giving and employee volunteerism to support the children’s nonprofits that serve Tampa Bay. One of our greatest areas of focus is with Make-A-Wish® of Southern Florida.

Why Make-A-Wish?

The answer can be found in what would seem like an inconsequential amount of time. 35 minutes. Because to a child with a life-threatening medical condition, that number represents the hope that theirs is the wish that is granted every 35 minutes nationwide.

Make a Wish southern florida fox newsMake-A-Wish of Southern Florida helps grant wishes that change the lives of the kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Kinney, Fernandez & Boire is proud to support the local Make-A-Wish chapter. Serving 13 counties in the state of Florida as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

The impact of wishes extend past the child themselves and have a ripple effect with Wish parents and siblings. According to the Make-A-Wish America “Wish Impact” study, 98% of parents stated they felt like a “normal” family when their child’s wish was granted. When the wish process starts 81% of partners notice their child becomes more compliant with medical treatment protocols and 74% of the time is marked a turning point in their child’s response to treatment. Simply put… this simple act of hope can save lives.

Each Make-A-Wish community relies on the support of passionate individuals to help the organization succeed in its mission to change the lives of Wish Kids. Kinney, Fernandez & Boire is proud to have served Make-A-Wish through a variety of different roles, even earning recognition along the way. This includes:

• 2010 – 2016 Wish Granter – Marcus Fernandez
• 2010 – 2015 Advisory Board, Member – Marcus Fernandez
• 2015 – 2016 Advisory Board, Chair – Marcus Fernandez
• 2014 Wishmaker of the Year Award – Manny & Aggie Fernandez
• 2015 Top Fundraiser – Marcus Fernandez
• 2017 Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida Hall of Fame Inductee — Marcus Fernandez

Help support Make-A-Wish in their quest to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers are invited to participate in upcoming special events. Visit the website to view upcoming Make-A-Wish volunteer information sessions or email for more information.