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Old Village Inn

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Lisa Gleeson, Communications Mgr.
(207) 221.2306

OGUNQUIT, ME – January 1, 2013 - Make-A-Wish® Maine has awarded Old Village Inn with their Community Spirit Award.

Old Village Inn logoThis annual award is bestowed upon organizations or individuals outside of Make-A-Wish that make significant contributions to their cause over a period of time.

Each year, Old Village Inn holds an exquisite Christmas Ball with proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Maine. The tradition began in 2009 and has generated a total of $15,000, which covers costs for over two wishes (each wish costs an average of $6,000).

“We are honored that Old Village Inn continuously dedicates their holiday event to raising funds for Make-A-Wish,” said Tom Peaco, Executive Director at Make-A-Wish Maine. “Their ongoing enthusiasm and dedication to help local kids makes them a perfect recipient of this award. Partnerships like these are invaluable to us as an organization.”

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Maine Chapter of Make-A-Wish opened in 1992. As of Sept. 2012, we have granted over 1080 wishes. This coming year, the organization expects to grant the greatest wish of over 75 seriously ill Maine children, which is an average of one wish every five days. The average cost of a wish is $6,000. All money raised in Maine stays in Maine. Of the money donated, 77% goes towards program expenses (granting wishes), which is 12% more than the minimum required of non-profits by the Better Business Bureau. All wish expenses are fully covered by Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish Maine is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax deductible. The Maine chapter has over 200 volunteers statewide, and a staff of six. Our office is located at 477 Congress Street, Suite M1, in Portland. For more information about Make-A-Wish Maine, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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