Doing Good: Make-A-Wish®
At Torchy’s, we work hard, laugh loud and we always go big. And that includes giving. We’re all about supporting the grassroots organizations within our stores’ local communities. But we also focus greater assistance in three particular areas of passion: cancer research, childhood enrichment, and addiction recovery.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes. Every wish experience is driven by the wish kid’s interests, creativity and personality. A wish can be anything from a trip to Disney World, a 3D Google Printer, a chance to design a race car, to meeting a TV star or other hero. Read wish stories here!
Not only do wishes make a brighter day for kids with life-threatening medical conditions, but they can actually be a game changer in the lives of a child and their loved ones. This belief is a guiding force for the Make-A-Wish® mission, and that’s something we can get behind.
What Is the Impact of a Wish?
A wish is much more than a nice thing. Doctors, nurses, and health professionals agree that wish granting can have positive physical and mental results for all involved. Among other things:
- *A wish come true makes kids feel stronger and more energetic.
- *Wish kids are more willing to comply with difficult but vital treatment regimens.
- *Wish kids and families are empowered to keep up their fight against life-threatening medical conditions.
- *Wish kids and their families experience more happiness and self-confidence.
- *Community volunteers also reported a renewed faith in humanity, increased optimism about the future, and a greater long-term commitment to philanthropy.
How Torchy’s Contributes
Wish-granting is no simple feat. Nearly 75% of wishes involve travel (about 2.5 billion airline miles per year!) and as of August 2014, the average cost of a wish was $7,500, including cash and in-kind support.
At Torchy’s, we participate in wish-granting throughout the year, as well as sponsoring the premiere fundraising event for the Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas Chapter – Over the Edge. Learn more about this thrilling event and register to participate here!
Now you can feel Damn Good about that Torchy’s Taco of the Month, because a portion of proceeds from sales goes to funding these missions. Hell. yes!