8 December 2018 Business Charity/Non-Profit News


Portland family has their daughter's wish granted to have her playroom turned into a unicorn and sparkle-themed theater room.


For the 11th consecutive holiday season, Macy's is partnering with Make-A-Wish® for the annual Believe campaign, giving the gift of joy to children with critical illnesses. 6-year old Sophie was surprised as her wish was granted at Macy's Clackamas Town Center as well as her in home.  Sophie, who is dealing with soft tissue sarcoma, had a wish to have her playroom turned into a unicorn and sparkle-themed theater room because she loves to watch movies and play video games.  She also wanted a unique, fun environment for hosting friends.

Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for each letter to Santa dropped off in stores in red Believe letterboxes or submitted online at macys.com/believe, up to $1 million. For National Believe Day, Macy's has pledged an additional $1 per letter, up to an extra $1 million, above the existing $1 million campaign goal.Macy’s has donated more than $112 million to Make-A-Wish since 2003, including more than $17 million through its annual Believe campaign. This funding has helped grant thousands of wishes. The wishes bring unmatched joy and hope to children and families across the country, impacting entire communities across the country.



Portland, Oregon - 7 December 2018

1. Exterior of limo van pulling up to Macy's

2. Sophie walking up to Macy's and meeting a miniature horse outfitted with a unicorn horn and confetti flys

3. Sophie petting the unicorn

4. Make-A-Wish volunteers holding "Sophie" signs

5. Soundbite (English), April Furth, VP, Macy's Store Manager Clackamas Town Center

6. Sophie writing and mailing her letter to Santa at Believe station

7. Local camera crews filming the action

8. Soundbite (English) Sophie, Age 6

9. Sophie being led out back to the limo van

10. Sophie poses on top of her unicorn stuffed toy

11. Sophie plays a game of tag in the store

12. Soundbite (English) Amanda Ranit, Sophie's mom

13. Sophie getting face paint

14. Soundbite (English) Amanda Ranit, Sophie's mom

15. Exterior at Sophie's house

16. Closeup of stuffed animal head on the wall of Sophie's new playroom

17. Sophie gets introduced to her new playroom

18. Soundbite (English) Kaitlyn Bolduc, PR & Communications Manager, Make-A-Wish Oregon

19. Sophie runs and jumps on to her new bean bag chair

20. Sophie and her friends playing on the floor

8 December 2018