Hi Friends! Can you believe we’re almost half-way through with December? Christmas is fast approaching and the Besaw’s staff has been busy-busy putting up twinkle lights, shiny ornaments and garland.
Holidays are a time when the world seems so magical and wishes can come true. It’s a time to brighten lives, enliven spirits and remember what’s truly important. For the month of December, Besaw’s will be featuring Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon and its wonderful mission: throughout the month, a percentage of our dinner sales will be donated to this charity in an effort to grant more holiday wishes to children in need of magical, joyful memories.
While you are out doing your holiday shopping, we invite you to come get cozy, enjoy one of our warm, seasonal cocktails, and let us make you dinner in support of this wonderful foundation.
The mission of Make-A-Wish Oregon is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Oregon’s was the fifth chapter to form and started its roots here in 1983.
The first wish granted in Oregon
It began when Sam, who struggled with leukemia, wished to meet Erik Estrada from the hit television show, “CHiPs.” Since then, with the help of dedicated supporters and 200 regional volunteers, the Oregon chapter has granted more than 2,200 wishes to children in Oregon and Clark County, Washington from its headquarters in downtown Portland. They grant about 180 wishes each year with the help of volunteer wish granters throughout the region.
In Oregon, and across the 64 chapters throughout the United States, the Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®.
Adeline, age 5 “I wish to have a play structure”
Upcoming Events - Season of Wishes - December
This holiday season, we invite YOU to bring hope, strength and joy to kids in our community by participating in Season of Wishes. Visit www.oregonseasonofwishes.org
Much Love and Thanks to Our Besaw’s Friends & Family!