Hertz Asia Pacific announces support of Make-A-Wish in six countries across the region
MELBOURNE, Australia, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Asia Pacific has partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of an ongoing initiative to help make wishes come true for children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses.
(l-r) Eoin MacNeill Vice President Hertz Asia Pacific and Sally Bateman Chief Executive Officer Make-A-Wish Australia
The company will be providing families travelling as part of their child's wish with free of charge rental vehicles, across six countries in Asia Pacific.
"We are thrilled that Hertz's support will help provide life-altering wish experiences for children across Asia Pacific," said Jon Stettner, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish International. "We know these wishes forever change the lives of the wish children and families involved, and they would not be possible without the generosity of donors and supporters like Hertz."
Along with providing FOC rental vehicles to families in need, the regional partnership will see Hertz activate a series of fundraising and donation initiatives over the course of the year.
Eoin MacNeill, Vice President, Hertz Asia Pacific, said: "Hertz is honoured to partner with Make-A-Wish. We hope that with our support, Make-A-Wish can continue making progress to achieve their vision to grant life-changing wishes for every eligible child and teenager.
"The Hertz team is looking forward to making this partnership an integral part of our business operation, to not only give something back to the community but also raise vital funds for the charity. Our staff are keen to get involved with fundraising internally, and we're exploring options to allow customers to donate to Make-A-Wish when they rent from Hertz."
Make-A-Wish was established in 1980 in the United States and now operates in over 50 countries globally, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and China, the six Hertz countries included in this Asia Pacific initiative.
The foundation transforms the lives of children battling life-threatening medical conditions through the power of a "wish" -- to give them hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness and joy from their incredible wish experience.
Each day, hundreds of families across the APAC region receive the news that their child has a serious illness, which means there are thousands of sick children who need the healing power of a wish each year. Since its humble beginnings, Make-a-Wish in Asia Pacific has brought more than 70,000 wishes to life and grants 2000 wishes to children and teenagers with life-threatening medical conditions each year.