Spring is FINALLY here, and we are excited to take part in community
events again. The Northern Strands Group of Companies, consisting of Fortis
Mining Engineering and Manufacturing, Certified Mining and Construction and
Northern Strands have been sponsoring Wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation
for several years. Every year we fundraise with the goal of making one
Saskatchewan’s Child’s Wish come true!
We recently had the opportunity to join the Make-A-Wish
“Fairies” as they announced a child was going to receive their wish. This year
we were matched with a little girl named Lennon. Her wish was to have a chicken
coop playground, so she had an amazing place to play with her pet chicken. Her
new chicken playground will have a cute new house for her chickens and a teeter
totter for them to play on. Lennon is an amazing young girl who is sweet, compassionate,
and just a joy to spend time with. We were thrilled to be there when she was
told her wish was coming true. The look of joy and excitement on her face
warmed our hearts. We are all looking forward to Lennon’s chicken coop wish
being granted. No more than Lennon herself!
Make-A-Wish Canada is a fantastic organization dedicated to
granting the wishes of critically ill children. Research has shown that
children who have had their wishes granted can help build physical and
emotional strength needed to fight critical illness. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish
Canada has granted over 36,000 wishes across the country!
There are many worthwhile charities for companies to partner with. Yet there are very few that offer a local and personnel connection like Make-A-Wish Canada. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charity in Canada whose grants wishes to critically ill children each year. The amazing work they do changes the lives of these children and their families for the better! This dedication to children and community aligns directly with the core values the Northern Strands Group of Companies holds. We have committed to grant the wish of one child each year for the past several years and everyone chips in to make this a reality. Our teams take this commitment to heart, and we work throughout the year make this donation possible each year.
With fundraising events not possible this year, our team became creative in their fundraising efforts. Our staff rose to the challenge this year and we collected recycling from all locations to send to SARCAN as well as having a silent auction with donation items from companies we work with.
This last year we sponsored a 7 year old girl named Alexis. She loves swimming, Lego and animals. Her wish was to have a puppy! Through our donations and fundraising this year we have been able to grant this wish for Alexis. She welcomed home a Cocker Spaniel puppy this year.