Make-a-wish chapter gets donation from state employees - - Jackson, MS

Make-a-wish chapter gets donation from state employees

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi's Make-a-Wish chapter just got a lot of cash thanks to a group of state employees.

The Mississippi chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals made the donation Tuesday morning at the Department of Employment Security. The money was raised from employees at the department who contributed as little as fifty cents a pay check for five years.

It all added up to more than $11,000, going towards making wishes come true for terminally ill children in the state.

"As small as fifty cents, twice a month, once a month, however you get paid. It's amazing how it all adds up and will help others," said IAWP president Misty Vowell.

"We give those children hope and we take their minds off of what they're going through right at that particular moment and they know that when they finish that particular challenge that there will be something on the other side, a wish," said Mississippi Make-a-Wish president and CEO Kit Barksdale.

Folks at Make-a-Wish say the money will be able to grant three wishes to Mississippi children.

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