BounceU Concludes Successful Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish®

Campaign Yields Big, BIG Results; More than $50,000 Raised

June 24, 2013 // Franchising.com // TEMPE, Ariz. – BounceU, a popular franchise that fulfills the birthday wishes of children around the country with its lively, whimsical parties, is pleased to announce the end of a successful campaign to raise $50,000 to help Make-A-Wish fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. After a month-long campaign in May, BounceU executives and franchisees are delighted to announce that they raised a grand total of $50,500, exceeding the original goal.

During the month of May, all 51 BounceU locations throughout the U.S. hosted ongoing events and promotions to benefit Make-A-Wish. The campaign concluded on May 22 with BounceU’s “Big, Big Bounce” event, where the public was invited to a special open bounce session with a donation of choice.

“It was truly a joy to watch each step of the campaign unfold,” said Lee Knowlton, CEO of BounceU. “Throughout the entire campaign, it was incredibly gratifying knowing that while children were having fun at each of our facilities, we were simultaneously taking steps towards enhancing the lives of even more children. We would not have been able to reach our goal if it wasn’t for the tremendous support we received from families and local communities across the country – so we thank everyone that helped.”

The system-wide fundraiser was a first for BounceU, with each franchisee working towards an individual goal of raising $1,000. Company executives consider the campaign a success for not only reaching the monetary goal, but bringing the network of franchisees together for a common cause that aligned with their values.

“Because BounceU and Make-A-Wish have complementary missions, we were confident from the start that this alliance would be a success,” said David A. Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “BounceU’s contribution to our organization is going to help change the lives of children across the country. We are thankful for their support and hope to work together on similar campaigns in the future.”

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Its mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.

About BounceU

Founded in Gilbert, Ariz. in 2003, BounceU is the place where birthdays come to life. The company specializes in creating private, full-service birthday party experiences for children in a safe, indoor environment. Founded with customer service in mind, BounceU provides tailored, stress-free and supervised parties. Today, BounceU is based in Tempe, Ariz. and has 51 locations in 19 states. For more information, please visit www.BounceU.com.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.

SOURCE BounceU

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Cory Zielke
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