Facebook "FunRaiser" Raises Toys for MUSC Children's Hospital

Top Quote Wonder Works implemented a Facebook "FunRaiser" for one week which raised 5,668 toys for MUSC Children's Hospital. End Quote
  • Charleston-North Charleston, SC (1888PressRelease) December 09, 2010 - Christine Osborne, Owner Of Wonder Works located in Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, SC, announced today that the company will donate 5,668 toys as a result of their 'Facebook Toy FunRaiser' that benefited Happy Wheels, a cart that provides toys and books each Thursday to children receiving treatment at MUSC Children's Hospital in Charleston, SC. The 'Week of Wonder' took place December 1st through December 7th and was led by 10-year-old Harper Drolet, a patient at the hospital. For every new person that "liked" their Facebook page, Wonder Works donated a toy to Happy Wheels.

    "The FunRaiser was a way to give back to the community that we love. We were blown away by the overwhelming response to our 'Week of Wonder' and we're thrilled to be a part of something so magical this holiday season," Osborne said. "Happy Wheels is near and dear to our hearts and we thank everyone who supported this cause, especially Harper Drolet, our amazing leader. Because of Harper and this incredible community, every single child receiving treatment at MUSC in 2011 will receive a toy."

    Osborne's company supports many charitable organizations and community efforts each year and is dedicated to promoting and selling innovative products created by local residents. Wonder Works has provided toys to Happy Wheels in previous years and decided to step up their commitment to supply the program with all the toys they need for 2011 through the Facebook FunRaiser.

    "We received emails and well wishes from thousands of people near and far," said Osborne. We had many families sing the praises of MUSC and the importance of the Happy Wheels cart. On day one, we had over a thousand people respond so we knew this FunRaiser really touched people from all over the country."

    Harper Drolet, Charleston resident and patient at MUSC, volunteered to lead the FunRaiser. "The Happy Wheels cart means so much to all us kids at the hospital and this Facebook event has really made a difference for all of us. I'm so proud to have been a part of it all," said Drolet.

    Happy Wheels Executive Director, Jackie Shealy said, "We're so touched that the community got so involved in the Wonder Works Facebook FunRaiser. The kids look forward to Thursdays and just knowing we can give a toy away to every single child for the next year is beyond words. It means so much."

    Osborne has committed to continue to raise toys on her Facebook page throughout 2011. For every new person that "likes" http://www.facebook.com/wonderworkstoys in 2011, the company will be donating a toy to Happy Wheels. Osborne added, "We just want to keep the magic going. We love supporting MUSC and the kids so our effort will continue on."

    Media Contact:
    Christine Osborne
    Wonder Works

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