On Wednesday, October 18th, Paper Mart partnered with Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles to host a wish reveal party to let a local cancer survivor, Mayra, know that her lifelong wish of visiting Hawaii was being granted. With colorful crepe paper, butterflies and pom poms, Paper Mart helped transform Ono Hawaiian BBQ in downtown Los Angeles into a bright and festive Hawaii getaway. Buffy Frick Simoni, President of Paper and Marketing Director, Allison McGuire also presented Mayra with a basket of beach goodies to ensure that she’ll be ready for the Hawaiian sun.
This heartwarming wish reveal is just the start of a new partnership between Paper Mart and Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. Paper Mart will continue to donate product and aide for some of the organization’s wish discovery days and LA-based wishes in the coming year.
“Paper Mart is extremely passionate about helping those in need, especially during the holiday season,” said Buffy Frick Simoni, President at Paper Mart. “Partnering with Make-A-Wish to make a local girl’s wish come true leading up to the holidays was a natural fit and we were so excited to see the look on Mayra’s face as we recreated Hawaii for her in the heart of Los Angeles.”
“We’re so grateful to Paper Mart for their generous support in making Mayra’s wish reveal magical,” said Melanie Underhill, Corporate Alliances Manager at Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. “Partnerships with LA-based companies like Paper Mart enable us to rally the community in supporting children right here in the city.”
Whether it is helping to host a wish reveal party, donating boxes for cookies to first responders or volunteering at our local Boys & Girls Club, Paper Mart is always looking for ways to help our community. With so many amazing organizations that do life-changing work, Paper Mart is truly honored to be given a chance to take part in it.
Founded in 1983, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,600 wishes to children living in the communities throughout Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes and facilitates nearly as many wishes for children from all over the world whose wish is to come to Los Angeles. Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of Make-A-Wish America, a national organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish America is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. For more information, visit www.la.wish.org.