December 11, 2015
From Oil City News
Friday December 11th nine special kids from the Casper area dressed up in the newest, coolest #christmasswag for the 2015 Macy's Believe Day.
For the last eight years, Macy’s stores nationwide have participated in the Believe campaign to raise funds for Make-A-Wish®. Santa believers of all ages are encouraged to write a letter to St. Nick and drop it in the big red letterbox at their local Macy’s store. For each letter collected in stores and online through Christmas Eve, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions.
At the Casper Believe Day event, local wish kids and their families walked the catwalk in holiday attire provided by Macy’s.
The “models” also had an opportunity to get their hair and make-up fixed by Macy’s staff before stepping on stage.
“This year’s Believe Day event with Macy’s was the biggest and most noticeable event we’ve had," said Tess Kersenbrock, community relations coordinator for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. It is a common misconception that the organization solely grants the wishes of children with terminal illnesses. To be eligible for a wish, a child must have a life-threatening illness that is defined as progressive, degenerative or malignant.