Charity has always been important to me. I have always believed that I was put on earth for a reason and that reason is to help people. For a while now I have been searching for a cause that I could really believe in and partner with.
Over the years I have donated and volunteered for many organizations such as the Utah food bank, A Christmas Box house, etc. While these organizations are all worthy causes and I love volunteering I never found the connection that I was searching for.
Last month I was calling some past clients with the goal of soliciting them for a refinance. (What can I say, it’s what I do) When I got to Summer Ehrmann who I helped buy a house a few years ago. She politely listened to my pitch and then let me know at this time she wasn’t interested in refinancing. But she had been thinking about me a lot lately, and she would like to meet with me to discuss an opportunity…
I was scared it was going to be another MLM pitch and felt trapped. I didn’t really want her to come and talk to me about an “opportunity”. But she has done business with me in the past and I respect and appreciate her, so I said yes.
When we got together, she let me know that since moving to Utah she had become the Special Projects Administrator for the Make a Wish Foundation and wanted to talk about partnership opportunities. (I was instantly relieved this was not a Vitamin pitch)
I had never thought about the Make A Wish foundation seriously. I had seen their stories on the news about a child who had a fun and extravagant wish come true. It always warmed my heart, but I also always wondered could that money have been spent on feeding the hungry or something that would benefit more people. At the time I did not understand what Make A Wish was all about.
During our meeting with Summer, I learned that Make A Wish was truly about providing HOPE. I have always believed in “the secret” or that positive energy changes lives. But Summer shared with me research that shows that a wish (hope) can give these kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness.
During this meeting Summer shared the story of 12-year-old wish kid Elijah who has been diagnosed with cancer and had a wish for inventor's shed. Make a Wish made his wish come through by building him his own inventor shed right in his backyard. After hearing Summer’s stories, I knew I had found my cause.
And it is not about providing an extravagant gift to a young boy, it is about providing hope and transforming lives. It is about giving hope to those living with a chronic condition.
There is an invisible unspoken power of a wish. A wish renews hope, uplifts spirits, and encourages the belief in the impossible. A wish can forever transform lives.
Providing hope for those wanting to save for a down payment. Providing hope for those wanting to increase their income. Providing hope for those who seek the financial security and safety of owning their own home.
Whether your wish is to overcome a critical illness, stop living paycheck to paycheck, own a home of your own, or become debt free, I believe in you and your wish.
I wish to raise $100,000. Please unite with me this year in making wishes come true. Use our link (https://alvmtg.com/wish
) to Donate to Make a Wish and ALV Mortgage will 100% match all donations up to $50,000.