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Hy-Vee gives $55,000 to fund life-changing wishes


September 20, 2018


Des Moines

Make-A-Wish® Iowa Receives $55,000 from Hy-Vee to Fund Life-Changing Wishes

Donation will help provide wishes for children with critical illnesses in Iowa

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 20, 2018) — Make-A-Wish® Iowa recently received a $55,000 donation from Hy-Vee, Inc. to provide wishes for children with critical illnesses in Iowa.

The donation will be used to support the annual Jolly Holiday Lights event.

“We’re so grateful to Hy-Vee for their support of the important work we do in creating wishes that transform lives,” Chris Voggesser, CEO and President of Make-A-Wish® Iowa said. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child and, with the help of Hy-vee, we are one step closer to making this a reality.”

“Hy-Vee exists to make lives easier, healthier and happier for everyone across our eight-state region, and Make-A-Wish® Iowa shares our commitment to health and wellness,” said Brad Waller, assistant vice president of community relations for Hy-Vee. “We’re proud to partner with Make-A-Wish® Iowa to help make our community a better place to live.”


About Make-A-Wish® Iowa

Make-A-Wish® Iowa creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Foundation has granted wishes to more than 3,500 children with critical illnesses since 1987 and currently grants a wish every other day in Iowa.  To find out more, visit  Transform lives, one wish at a time.

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s 85,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. In fiscal 2017, Hy-Vee donated more than $50 million to support charitable causes across our eight-state region. For additional information, visit

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and 33,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 285,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit

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Urbandale, IA  50322-3220

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Make-A-Wish® Iowa
3009 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
(515) 334-2636
Toll Free Iowa Only (800) 797-9474