A Wish to Wed was founded in January 2014 when 5 people came together over the shared desire to give back to the community, by granting wedding and vow renewal wishes of those most in need. After being granted legal incorporation in April 2014, we threw our first fund raiser. Thanks to your amazing generosity we managed to collect over $2,000 in donations. Ever since, we’ve been working hard on finding a lucky couple whose wedding or vow renewal wish will be granted. And we are still looking.
With the new year, we took a good look at what we had done so far, and decided on a new strategy to realize our aspirations: introducing A Wish to Wed Society’s Surprise and Delight campaign.
For the coming months we’ll be partnering up with several locations that in their own way bring good vibes to the world, in particular to those coping with a life-altering illness or medical condition. During our visit we’ll spoil both staff and visitors with fresh-brewed coffee or tea and delicious snacks.
Last Wednesday, we kicked off the AWW Surprise and Delight campaign with a visit to Finlandia Pharmacy and Natural Health Centre.
Every day, Finlandia’s amazing staff supports and assists people who are facing a terminal illness with a holistic approach that complements the common treatments. A little spoiling was plenty due, we thought, so that’s what we did with fresh coffee and tea, kindly donated by Starbucks (at 2690 Granville Street) and tasty smores by Sweet Petite Confectioner.
A big thank you to the whole crew of Finlandia, and our generous sponsors!