Make-A-Wish® Canada is excited to be the recipient of $50,000 each year for the next three years, from K+S Potash Canada, to help grant wishes to kids across Canada.
The contribution is part of our Wish Champions program where corporate partners provide a reliable source of funding that allow us to plan and ensure we’re there for the wish kids we serve. There are several ways to participate in the program, including: corporate philanthropic donation, event sponsorship, employee engagement, cause-related marketing campaigns and in-kind support.
“This gift will go a long way in realizing the heartfelt wishes of kids critical illnesses,” said Allyson Toye, Manager of Development with Make-A-Wish Saskatchewan, the home province of K+S Potash. “This year our team has worked hard in granting wishes, with about 232 kids still waiting for their wish in Saskatchewan. The pandemic was tough for our kids and Make-A-Wish, so we’re excited that this year things are returning to normal.”
“At K+S Potash Canada, we see community investment as building purposeful partnerships in the communities where our employees and business partners live, work and play,” said Paige Gignac, Community Investment Specialist, K+S Potash Canada. “With a focus on supporting youth initiatives through our Youth + Us program, we believe in providing young people with access to more moments that inspire confidence, wellness, leadership and hopefully some fun.”
“Make-A-Wish is providing youth with opportunities of a lifetime, a moment in time they will remember forever and one that will undoubtedly impact their growth, learning and development. We are proud to support youth this way and are privileged to have a small part in making kids smile.”
K+S Potash Canada is part of the K+S Group, a German-based company that has been mining and processing potash and salt for over 125 years. At the Bethune solution potash mine, near Moose Jaw, K+S Potash Canada extracts potash crude salt which is further processed into three types of potassium chloride. The products are used as natural fertilizers and compacted for use in a variety of industrial applications in Asia, as well as North and South America.