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The UPS Store Donates $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Eastern NC


September 09, 2014

Check presentation to be held at Cary Stone Creek Village location on Thurs., Sept. 11

In conjunction with its “Make-A-Wish Week” fundraising campaign, The UPS Store will donate $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina during a check presentation scheduled at its Cary Stone Creek Village location on Thursday, September 11.  Wish kid Alex, who recently received his wish to go to Walt Disney World during Star Wars weekend, will be in attendance. All media are invited to attend the check presentation event which begins at 4 pm.  

“We’re honored to support an organization that celebrates life and creates lasting memories for so many families affected by life-threatening medical conditions,” said Bill Soeters, owner of The UPS Store in Carrboro. “We like to provide a helping hand and help continue to make a positive impact on our neighborhoods and our communities.” 

Between September 8 – 14, more than 40 eastern North Carolina The UPS Store locations will celebrate “Make-A-Wish” Week by raising funds for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. During the seven-day campaign, customers are asked to make monetary donations at The UPS Store locations. 

“We are extremely grateful to The UPS Stores for their commitment during this campaign and are thrilled to welcome them as a new corporate partner,” said Ken Baroff, Vice President of Development for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.  “Through the generous support of our family of donors, our chapter granted a record 202 wishes to children during the past year.”

With nearly 4,400 locations in the U.S., The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest system of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. The UPS Store locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc. For additional information, please visit

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The UPS Store
Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
3809 Computer Drive
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 821-7111
Toll Free (800) 432-9474