Starbucks in the Philadelphia Market Raise Nearly $30k to Support Go4theGoal
Foundation's Adopt a Family Program This Holiday Season
CHERRY HILL, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 12/27/13 -- Over 100 Starbucks
in the Southern New Jersey/ Pennsylvania region partnered with
Go4theGoal to support their Adopt a Family program. Employees and
customers of Starbucks worked together to fulfill the holiday wish
lists of 25 families with children battling cancer at Children's
Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
Volunteers and Go4theGoal staff worked through the weekend to wrap
the gifts and have them delivered in time for Christmas.
"This was the first year we've taken this program outside of our
organization," said Beth Stefanacci, Founding Director of Go4theGoal.
"We were a little nervous about the success, as we had very lofty
goals and many families in need. There was such an outpouring of
support from not only Starbucks' employees, but also their patrons
that we were not only able to fulfill the wish lists of all the
families, but also give over $1,000.00 in gift cards to both
hospitals to share with patients that are stuck in the hospital
during the holidays."
Thanks to the success of this year's program, Go4theGoal and
Starbucks of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are already looking
forward to partnering again in 2014 to continue bringing smiles and
joy to children with cancer and their families during the holidays.
About Go4theGoal Foundation:
Go4theGoal Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable
organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon
after their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare
form of bone cancer. 2012 and 2013 were very exciting years at
Go4theGoal Foundation, whose two national campaigns, National Dress 4
Pediatric Cancer DayÂ® and Lace Up 4 Pediatric CancerÂ®, gave hundreds
of schools, businesses and sports teams an opportunity to raise
awareness and much needed support for patients in their communities
and earned Go4theGoal the honor of "Top Rated Non-Profit of 2012 &
2013" by Great Nonprofits. Go4theGoal provides children undergoing
cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs
fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes and supplies
-of-the-art electronic products to children and pediatric
oncology units in over 70 hospitals across the country. Since 2007,
G4G has funded nearly $1,000,000.00 in innovative pediatric cancer
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