Through its ongoing campaign to support the charitable work of organizations serving local residents, PDQ Manufacturing, Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of in-bay automatic vehicle wash systems, has made a $5,000 donation to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Wisconsin. The amount was equaled through a matching-grant initiative created by the Dover Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of PDQ’s parent company, Dover Corporation, for a total donation of $10,000. The Dover Foundation was created in 2011 as a way to help support not-for-profit organizations, causes and/or projects that benefit the local communities in which its operating companies are located.
This marks the fourth consecutive year that PDQ and the Dover Foundation have made a donation to Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin, which grants the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Specifically, this year’s donations helped make the wishes of two ill Wisconsin children come true:
- Delaney, a teenager diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called multiple endocrine neoplasia, received her wish by traveling to Atlanta, GA, to shop for a new wardrobe, participate in a beauty pageant and spend time with Kim Gavel, the star of her favorite television show Kim of Queens.
- Evangeline, a two-year-old diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, had her wish come true by traveling with her family to the Bahamas to spend time together not worrying about radiation treatments, doctors visits or her poor prognosis.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be able to partner with well-respected organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin and help such special people as Delaney and Evangeline,” said Andrea Brazeau, HR Generalist for PDQ Manufacturing. “Giving back to the local communities in which we operate is very important to PDQ, Dover Corporation, and its employees, and we’re extremely pleased to once again support the vital mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.”
For more information about PDQ Manufacturing, please visit www.pdqinc.com. For more information on the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Wisconsin, please visit www.wisconsin.wish.org. For more information about Dover Corporation and the Dover Foundation, please visit www.dovercorporation.com.