Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia
The mission of Make-A-Wish(R) Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses; granting the wish of every eligible child by transforming lives, one wish at a time. Make-A-Wish believes that each wish can provide a rejuvenating experience that can bring much-needed relief from trauma caused by a critical illness, giving a child a better chance of surviving and thriving. Blackwood Arts is pleased and proud to be a long-term supporter of this worthy cause. Blackwood hosts a concert each year to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Each concert is intended to benefit children and their families in Butler County and surrounding areas. Since 1991, Blackwood has hosted 34 concerts to date, raising more than $478,000 and serving more than 120 children throughout the Butler County area. In the words of the Organization, "When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, anxiety with excitement, and sadness with optimism."