Paint it Forward Fundraiser is a Great Success

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Twilight Wish at our recent fundraiser on March 3rd at The Uncorked Artist in Warminster, Pa.  This fun event was a big success with 48 people attending and painting.  We raised $1285 for Twilight Wish and also collected $85 to assist with the Bucks County Homeless Shelter.

Twilight Wish Welcomes Carol Thomson to Our Board

Twilight Wish Foundation is pleased to announce that Carol Thomson recently joined their board of directors.  Thomson, a resident of Warrington, Pa., has been elected treasurer of the board and takes over from Barbara Traub who served in that position for the past two years. Thomson has been a CPA for over 25 years, beginning her career with Price Waterhouse Coopers.  She is currently working as a consultant and controller for various clients.  

 “I’m really excited to be joining Twilight Wish,” said Thomson.  “This is a great opportunity to continue to serve my community and to offer my talents and energy to a wonderful organization.”

Twilight Wish Partners with Parentgiving

 Twilight Wish Foundation, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Parentgiving.com, based in Montclair, New Jersey.  Keith Maddox, CEO of Parentgiving, presented a check for $10,000 to Cass Forkin, founder of Twilight Wish Foundation at their Doylestown offices on January 10, 2013.  The funding received from Parentgiving will be used to create a program  to recognize and reward deserving senior caregivers.

 “As Twilight Wish celebrates the 9th anniversary of our first wish granted, we are thrilled to be embarking on a new path with Parentgiving, a company that shares our dedication to meeting the needs of the elderly,” said Forkin.  “There are over 42 million caregivers in the U.S. and many of them struggle with their own physical, financial and mental needs.  The main goal of this partnership is to increase awareness of the contributions of caregivers and recognize all they do to for their loved ones.”

Said Maddox, “Parentgiving recognizes the strains people face when a senior family member needs care due to health and/or mobility issues. We applaud Twilight Wish for all their work to improve the lives of seniors and are thrilled to partner with them on a program to make caregivers’ wishes come true.”  Parentgiving, which sells thousands of caregiving products for seniors, has arranged for additional ongoing contributions to Twilight Wish through a special coupon code, available on the Twilight Wish website, which gives customers deep discounts and Twilight Wish 5% of each sale.

Parentgiving.com is a fast-growing online destination for seniors and their caregivers. The Parentgiving Store offers thousands of homecare products and medical supplies, delivered fast right to the home.  The store’s top sellers include durable medical equipment, such was walkers, bed rails, bath safety bars, incontinence supplies, and daily living aids.  Parentgiving.com offers a wealth of free information on eldercare, including original articles and news, Q&A with experts on aging, senior housing and homecare directories, and other aging related resources.  For more information please visit www.Parentgiving.com.

Keith Maddox, CEO of Parentgiving, presents $10,000 check to Cass Forkin and Sandy Guinan of Twilight Wish Foundation.

Earth Fare Team Members Grant Wishes to 77 Nursing Home Residents

Team members from Earth Fare’s Home Office and Twilight Wish Foundation partnered to brighten the holidays for 77 residents of the Golden Living Center nursing facility in Asheville by fulfilling simple needs wishes. Earth Fare team members, including CEO Jack Murphy, visited the Golden Living Center in Ashville and distributed the holiday gifts to residents Friday, Dec 14, 2012, with a special appearance by CEO Jack Murphy as Santa.

As a part of the celebration, Earth Fare hosted a special holiday party for residents with all-natural refreshments and, as a surprise gift, a Wii console and games  for residents.  According to Kristi Kanzig, Assistant Director of Marketing for Earth Fare, “It was a fantastic day! The residents were amazing and our team members were overwhelmed.”

Twilight Wish Receives Community Grant

Thanks to the Feasterville Business Association for selecting Twilight Wish to be one of the beneficiaries of  their 22nd annual golf outing.  Jan Stumpf, Director of Volunteers and Special Events, accepted the check on Twilight Wish’s behalf.

Third Annual Night of Stars & Twilight Wishes a Success

The Western Pennsylvania chapter of Twilight Wish recently hosted their third annual fundraiser “Night of 100 Stars & Twilight Wishes” at Sing Sing Dueling Piano Bar in Homestead.  Over 100 people attended, raising almost $4,000 which will go towards granting wishes in the five county area served by the Western Pennsylvania chapter.  Guests were encouraged to dress as their favorite star of the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s at this always-fun happy hour fundraiser!  Thanks to all who attended and made this fundraiser a success.

Bucks Business Professionals Present Check to Twilight Wish

Thanks to Bucks Business Professionals, a local business networking organization, for choosing Twilight Wish as the beneficiary of the first annual Family Fall Fest & Moonlight Movie.  Held at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works Museum on Saturday, September 22, 2012, this family-friendly event featured many fun children’s activities and ended with the showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, under the stars in the Tile Works courtyard.  The event was a success, raising $9,500 to directly benefit low-income senior citizens throughout Bucks County and beyond. Members of Bucks Business Professionals presented the check to Twilight Wish founder, Cass Forkin, and Director of Volunteers, Jan Stumpf, on Friday, October 19, 2012.  Thanks also to Steve Brown of Looking Glass Photography in Perkasie for taking the great photo!

 

First Family Fall Fest & Moonlight Movie a Success!

Bucks Business Professionals, a local business networking organization, recently presented the first annual Family Fall Fest & Moonlight Movie to benefit local nonprofit, Twilight Wish Foundation.  Held at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works Museum on Saturday, September 22, 2012, this family-friendly event featured pony rides, face painting, moon bounces, a photo booth, sand & spin art, food, live music, a car show and vendors.  The fun-filled day concluded with a showing of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, under the stars in the Tile Works courtyard. 

According to Bucks Business Professionals’ board member, Bill Flax, the event was well-attended and successful; raising funds to benefit Twilight Wish foundation and the low-income seniors it serves. Thanks to all the local vendors who participated in the event and to top sponsors Mission Pharmacal, Alamo Pharma Services, BioComp Pharma and Central Bucks Rotary.  Thanks also to the many volunteers, especially the National Honor Society students from Central Bucks East and West, who donated their time and energy to make the day such a success.  Thanks again to Steve Brown of Looking Glass Photography for taking photos of the event.

Twilight Wish Welcomes New Board Member

Lisa Mach is a partner and bookkeeper for Adult Assisted Living Referral and Placement Service, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona.  Mach has 25 years of bookkeeping experience and recently completed board member training from the United Way Inclusion Council in Arizona.   She also started the Tucson, Arizona chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation in 2006 with her mother, Rose Muzzy.  She resides in Tucson with her daughter, Gabriella.  Welcome to the board, Lisa, and thank you for your service!

Macy’s Shop for a Cause a Success!

Thank you to all who participated in Macy’s Shop for a Cause on Saturday, August 25th.  Thanks also to our volunteers who staffed the Twilight Wish table at the Macy’s in Oxford Valley Mall.  All proceeds from the sale of Macy’s shopping passes directly benefit Twilight Wish.