Through its second annual fundraising campaign, A Wireless will help grant the wishes of two children in Pitt County who are battling leukemia. The company will host a wish party to honor Dontayvion and his older brother Trabian on Thursday, July 17 at its corporate office in Greenville. Their brother, De’ahntay, who received his wish to meet NBA player Chris Paul earlier in the spring will also be in attendance. During the event, employees from A Wireless will present a check to Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina as well as draw the winner for the iPad Air raffle.
“We are thrilled to help make Dontayvion’s and Trabian’s wishes come true,” said Rich Balot, A Wireless chief executive officer. “We’re proud of the efforts of our employees and loyal customers, as well as our supporters like the Winterville Chick-fil-A, who all worked extremely hard to make this possible.”
The A Wireless campaign encouraged its employees and customers to make donations to reach its goal of $15,000 for the purpose of granting wishes in Pitt County. The company held an iPad Air Raffle throughout the campaign and a “Make-A-Wish Weekend” June 28-29 that featured games, a prize wheel, corn hole and donation tables for additional contributions. Chick-fil-A in Winterville also hosted a fundraising event to support the campaign on July 14, where 15 percent of all the day’s sales benefited Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.
A Wireless was founded as a partnership in October 1996 in Wilson, North Carolina and was incorporated as ABC Phones of North Carolina, Inc. in 1999. A Wireless began as an exclusive agent for US Cellular. Through expansion, A Wireless became a non-exclusive agent that represented Alltel, Suncom, Cingular, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, and several other of the country’s leading providers. The company is currently an exclusive Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless. This relationship provides financial and strategic benefits that are shared with its customers on an ongoing basis. A Wireless is a privately-held company headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina that currently employs over 1,200 people at over 200 locations in 14 states.