“We talked a lot, we reflected and we really want to give back,” Western New York wish hero Tony Mastrangelo said. Because Make a Wish is a nonprofit they were unable to receive any federal funding during the pandemic. So they called on Western New Yorkers to help them fundraise throughout the month of April.
“We’re almost half way at our goal with just family and friends so we are really confident that with these businesses that we are partnering with, we’ll hopefully be able to exceed that $10,000,” Mastrangelo’s wife Sydney added. “These businesses are small owned business by people just like us. And like Tony said, they’re struggling to make ends meet, but their going to step up and help us out,” Sydney said.
The Mastrangelo’s have teamed up with more than 20 local businesses to help raise money for Make a Wish WNY. Here is a list of participating businesses:
“And if we can just bring joy to one family it’s worth it,” Sydney said. Make a Wish is asking all wish heroes to raise at least $1000, but an average wish can cost the organization $10,000. That’s why the Mastrangelo family is going above and beyond to exceed their expected goal.
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