When Copper Moon Coffee launched our new, “Out-of-This-World” branding and website in January 2020, our goal was to encourage our customers to “Reach for the Moon®.” With these four words, we refocused our mission and commitment to go above and beyond a tagline. We are both dedicated to roasting excellent coffee and inspiring others to do otherworldly things. Or even just the one thing that helps get them out of bed every morning. We believe, if we can give others the fuel to achieve their goals, that means we’ve achieved ours.
With this in mind, we have identified a few like-minded organizations with this same dedication to giving people hope and purpose for another day. One newest stargazing partner, Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana (OKI), literally goes above and beyond to grant wishes for every child diagnosed with a critical illness. The national organization is now in its 40th year of fulfilling hopes and dreams. Together with people just like you, they have granted more than 500,000 wishes nationwide.
“We are honored that our mission aligns so closely with the priorities of Copper Moon Coffee,” says Make-A-Wish® OKI President and CEO, Stephanie McCormick. “It is our mission to utilize funding to directly impact the lives of children (and their families) at the time they need us the most. We are forever grateful to have Copper Moon as part of our Make-A-Wish® family and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their generosity.”
“As a family-run business located next door to a large hospital, we often think about the well-being of others,” says Copper Moon Coffee CEO, Brad Gutwein. “Ever since we started roasting and brewing coffee in Lafayette, we have been partnering with many local nonprofits to help them care for our community. And it is an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish® OKI, an otherworldly cause near and dear to our hearts. In the same way that our coffee helps to brighten your outlook, a wish experience for a hurting child can breathe hope and healing into heartache. And we hope you will join us in helping to grant wishes for these precious children and their families.”
Recently, Copper Moon Coffee had the opportunity to sponsor the first-ever, Make-A-Wish® Indiana Hope is Essential Virtual Gala. The event was live-streamed on both Facebook and YouTube, and we are happy to announce that through the Virtual Gala and Silent Auction, our regional chapter was able to raise over $470,000 for local wishes. And although the Virtual Gala has concluded, there is always an opportunity to give hope to children in need.
Due to the pandemic, funding for wishes has dropped… but childhood illness isn’t stopping. Every 20 minutes, another child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Let’s help close the gap to ensure wish kids get the support they need during this critical time.
What Make-A-Wish® Donations Do Today
About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
Make-A-Wish® has a sole mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since the Chapter’s inception in 1983, Make-A-Wish® OKI has granted over 17,000 wishes to children with critical illnesses. It is their vision to grant the wish of every medically-eligible child in their chapter territory. They believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides and inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids and families they serve. To learn more and donate, visit oki.wish.org.
Donation Contact: Hilary Butler, Senior Director of Major Gifts, firstname.lastname@example.org