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May312013

Twilight Wish Foundation Partners with CARS™

May 24, 2013 – For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:   Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, 215-230-8777 ext. 103

Doylestown, PA – Locally-headquartered national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation, is pleased to announce a new partnership with CARS™, a national vehicle donation program.  This program is a great opportunity for donors to get rid of old vehicles they no longer use while making a difference in the lives of deserving seniors across the U.S.  CARS™ will accept almost anything that is in one piece and towable: cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, planes, ATVs, even farm equipment. Their customer service center is open 7 days a week and they have over 1,000 vendors across the U.S., allowing for pick-up of your vehicle at your convenience. Your donation is tax deductible! To donate, either fill out an online donation form or call 1-877-737-WISH!   

Twilight Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving seniors through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. Since our founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 1,917 individual wishes to deserving, low-income seniors, thanks to volunteers, corporate and community involvement, and donations.  Recent wishes granted include a visit from a string band for a nursing facility resident’s 89th birthday party, transporting a nursing facility resident to Christmas Eve dinner with her family, and hearing aids for an Army veteran who wished to be able to hear his grandchildren’s voices.  For more information on Twilight Wish Foundation, visit our website at www.twilightwish.org or call 1-215-230-8777 ext. 104.

CARS™ is a nonprofit 501© (3) assisting nonprofit organizations across the USA in accepting vehicle donations as a revenue stream.  The CARS™ exclusive web-based vehicle donation program provides the ability to accept vehicle donations without having to manage the program in-house.  In additions CARS™ exclusive web-based vehicle donation program provides the nonprofit organization the transparency that they require and the security that the organizations and donors demand.  For more information on CARS, visit our website at www.cardonatingiseasy.org or call 866-369-1227.

Friday
May312013

Veteran Battling MS Surprised with Gift of Mobility

May 2, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:    Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, (215) 230-8777 ext. 103 or  mary@twilightwish.org

Newton, NJ – Thomas Conklin, 72, has been fighting multiple sclerosis for over 38 years, living in his nursing facility for the last 11 of those years.  Because of the progression of his disease, he can no longer operate his power chair and has not been able to leave the building since August of 2011.  Knowing that a specialized wheelchair that would allow him to return to the activities he once enjoyed, his wife, Linda, submitted the wish request to Twilight Wish on his behalf. 

On May 1, 2013, Conklin was surprised when his new wheelchair was delivered to his nursing facility, courtesy of Twilight Wish Foundation!  Escorted by a cavalcade of motorcycle riders from Warriors’ Watch and the American Legion, Twilight Wish’s Long Island, NY chapter director, James Ciervo, delivered the new specialized wheelchair to Conklin. 

Conklin is an Air Force veteran and father of four boys.  When first diagnosed years ago, he was in denial and continued working three jobs in order to support his family.  The new wheelchair will allow Conklin some mobility, giving him the opportunity to take “walks” around the grounds of the facility with his wife who is also a resident and wheelchair-bound. Special thanks to Robert Mosco of Port Jefferson, NY who donated the wheelchair.

Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving elders through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 1,880 individual wishes to seniors throughout the U.S.  Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are 68 and older or a permanent resident of a nursing home and earn less than 200% of poverty level.  If you would like to nominate a deserving senior or get involved with Twilight Wish, please visit the website at www.twilightwish.org or call 215-230-8777 ext. 104. 

Friday
May312013

Elderly Seattle Woman’s Wish for Service Dog is Granted

April 10, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:    Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, (215) 230-8777 ext. 103 or  mary@twilightwish.org

Seattle, WA – Ari Yoder, 69, recently had her wish for a service dog granted, thanks to national nonprofit, Twilight Wish Foundation.  Several years ago, Yoder’s beloved service dog, Sammy, became ill and had to be euthanized at the age of nine.  In addition to being her service dog, Sammy was also trained as a therapy dog and they held regular pet therapy sessions at a local drug treatment facility. His death left her heartbroken and she could not replace him for several years. Yoder recently realized that she misses the constant companionship of a dog, as well as the volunteer work that the two of them did together.  But, because she lives on a fixed income, she could not afford the start-up costs associated with adopting a dog.

She submitted an application to Twilight Wish Foundation, asking for assistance with the costs associated with adopting a dog such as adoption fees, immunizations, and supplies.  Twilight Wish accepted her wish application and worked hard to raise the funds to cover Yoder’s adoption expenses.  Many groups and individuals were also touched by her story on Facebook and the Twilight Wish website and donated generously.  Happily, Yoder found Danny, a six-year-old Golden Labrador, at a local shelter, and adopted him on Thursday, March 22, 2013.

Yoder has been active in community service since she was in high school, including volunteering with the Peace Corps in Micronesia and serving as a disaster specialist for the American Red Cross for several years.  She currently volunteers for the West Seattle Senior Center as a thrift shop cashier and in their computer lab, teaching computer skills to other seniors. Yoder plans to train Danny to be a therapy dog and continue giving back to the community.

“This lovely dog has brought unconditional love and companionship into my life,” said Yoder. “In just over two weeks, he has changed my life.  Thank you, thank you, Twilight Wish!”

Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving elders through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 1,875 individual wishes to seniors throughout the U.S.  Twilight Wish grants wishes to seniors who are 68 and older or a permanent resident of a nursing home and earn less than 200% of poverty level.  If you would like to nominate a deserving senior or get involved with Twilight Wish, please visit the website at www.twilightwish.org or call 215-230-8777 ext. 104.

Friday
May312013

Twilight Wish Foundation Partners with Parentgiving

Jan. 28, 2013 – For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:   Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations, 215-230-8777 ext. 103

Doylestown, PA – Locally-headquartered national nonprofit, 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.

Twilight Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving seniors through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. Since our founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 1,865 individual wishes to deserving, low-income seniors, thanks to volunteers, corporate and community involvement, and donations.  Recent wishes granted include a visit from a string band for a nursing home resident’s 89th birthday party, transporting a nursing home resident to Christmas Eve dinner with her family, and hearing aids for an Army veteran who wished to be able to hear his grandchildren’s voices.  For more information on Twilight Wish Foundation, visit our website at www.twilightwish.org or call 1-215-230-8777 ext. 104.

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 as 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.