COVID Can’t Cancel Kindness! Make-A-Wish® Truck Convoy 2020 Goes Virtual

Virtual Truck Convoy

UPDATE: Ken makes Top 30 Drivers

We are so excited to announce that our driver Ken has made it into Make-A-Wish’s Top 30 Drivers!! That means he will get to be part of the lead crew in the convoy next May. Ken is ecstatic to say the least and we are all so thankful to each and every person who donated to help us reach Ken’s goal and Make-A-Wish’s overall goal. With everything going on this year, it was questionable if we would be able to do it, but you all have proven that together anything really is possible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your generosity to this wonderful organization and the amazing kids they serve. We’ll see you in May!

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Of all the things changing in these crazy times we are living in, one thing is for sure – COVID cannot stop kindness from spreading! The Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy may not have happened as planned, but the spirit of the event is still going strong! Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley is transitioning the event to a virtual one. Families, friends, truck drivers, all supporters of this wonderful program, can watch a smaller, modified convoy via Facebook live on Sunday, August 16th.

Ken and Jayne Make-A-Wish Truck Convoy 2019“Our Convoy planning committee and volunteers are already hard at work, identifying ways to make this Virtual Convoy an amazing event for our community, our supporters, and especially our wish families,” shared Terry Finch, Co-Chair of the Convoy Committee. “Drivers are continuing to raise funds through the new Convoy date, and we’re excited about the fun new activities and technology we can use to create a successful virtual event. Our thoughts are with all of our wish families during this time, and we hope to see them in person again very soon!”

The top 30 Drivers and key sponsors will travel from Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction through Lancaster to keep this tradition of 31 years alive. And now more than ever, the nearly 500 local wish kids are counting on donations to make their wishes come true. The Mother’s Day Carnival and Convoy is Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley’s primary fundraiser, typically bringing in the funds to grant over 75% of their wishes-in-waiting each year.

 

Despite COVID, We Can Still Make Wishes Come True!

These times have obviously been hard on everyone, so we just ask that anyone who can, please consider donating to this amazing cause. You can visit our driver Ken’s profile or click the donate button below. Or simply spread the word to reach more hearts. Every little act of kindness is so greatly appreciated. And what better way to combat the COVID blues than putting smiles on the faces of kids in need?

 

I WILL DONATE!

 

Thank you for helping us surpass our goal!

With everyone’s support, this event was still a great success for Make-A-Wish! Thank you to everyone who donated and promoted this wonderful fundraiser. We surpassed our goal and raised $3,076 this year! Below are some videos and articles highlighting the Virtual Convoy while also diving deeper into the history of the convoy. Check them out to learn some of the ins and outs and meet those who work behind the scenes along with the loyal supporters, amazing drivers and the wish kids who are at the core of this wonderful community:


 

MAKE-A-WISH PHL FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO 1
MAKE-A-WISH PHL FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO 2
MAKE-A-WISH PHL FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO 3
 

View photos from past experiences at the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy: