After reading news regarding the break in and robbery last month of the local Make-A-Wish Foundation office located in Wichita, employees and customers of the Prime Time Store No. 127 in Newton decided to raise money for the non-profit organization who grants the wishes of children will life-threatening medical conditions in the state of Kansas.


After reading news regarding the break in and robbery last month of the local Make-A-Wish Foundation office located in Wichita, employees and customers of the Prime Time Store No. 127 in Newton decided to raise money for the non-profit organization who grants the wishes of children will life-threatening medical conditions in the state of Kansas.

“It just made me so mad to think that someone would steal from an organization that helps sick kids at a time when they really need something to make them smile,” said Esther Sporleder, a cashier at the store.

After about a week or so of brooding about it, Sporleder and some of the regular customers decided to do something about it.

“Once we made the decision to raise money for them — to take something negative and make a positive out of it, was such a good feeling for everyone that made donations” Sporleder said.

The money raised will go toward granting the single favorite wish of Kansas children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish strives to provide the wish child and family with some special memories of joy and laughter in the midst of a world filled with hospitals, doctors and treatment programs. A “wish” offers a welcome respite — a time of normalcy and just plain fun. Since 1985 the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas has granted more than 900 wishes for Kansas children.

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas or to make a donation, call (316) 838-WISH (9474) or toll-free in Kansas only, (800) 566-WISH (9474) or visit the Web site at www.wishks.org.