PRLog (Press Release)
- Apr. 9, 2012 -
Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced the grand opening of its new “R” Superstore in McDonough on Friday, March 30, 2012. The 58,000-square-
foot “R” Superstore, which combines full-size Toys“R”Us®
stores under one roof will provide local parents with a convenient, one-stop shopping destination to fulfill the needs of children of all ages.
In conjunction with the grand opening, Toys “R” Us helped Make-A-Wish grant the wish of Jacobi Dulaney, age 11, who had hoped to have the shopping experience of his dreams at a Toys “R” Us store. Children are at the heart of Toys“R”Us, Inc., and, together with the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, the company supports organizations that keep children safe and help them in times of need.
The company has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish through both its national headquarters and local chapters. Since 1995, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund has provided more than $1.8 million to help fulfill the Make-A-Wish mission. Over the last three years, Toys“R”Us, Inc. has donated $150,000 in gift cards to Make-A-Wish to make the holidays brighter for wish kids and their families. In addition, Toys“R”Us stores across the country work with their local Make-A-Wish chapters throughout the year to host shopping spree wishes for very deserving children.
Georgia and Alabama is the local chapter of the national Make-A-Wish network. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed say that a wish come true can affect a child’s health outcomes. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences strengthen the entire family. We have granted over 5,000 wishes locally, and seek to grant 450 wishes this year. To learn more about Make-A-Wish, visit us at www.ga-al.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.Photo: