ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Georgia and Alabama announces a new partnership with Atlanta-based Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolled products and beverage can recycling. Novelis has donated $200,000 to the foundation to be used to grant wishes and $50,000 for event sponsorships, representing the single largest corporate gift to date for the Make-A-Wish chapter.
"Partnering with Make-A-Wish gives us the opportunity to make a significant positive impact on families in our local community," stated Novelis president, Phil Martens. "This partnership will enable over 30 children with life-threatening medical conditions to realize their greatest wish at a time when they need it most."
Novelis will celebrate the partnership by inviting several wish families and Make-A-Wish board members to join them in a family day event at their new facility at 3560 Lenox Road in Atlanta. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, from 11:00am-1:00pm. News media are welcome.
For more information, contact
MAW: Kathy Hammond at 770.916.9474 x 11 or
Novelis: Charles Belbin at 404-760-4120 or
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Foundation is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 64 chapters in the U.S. and its territories, granting more than 13,000 wishes a year.
In its 16th year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama has granted nearly 5000 wishes. Eighty-three percent of all funds raised are used for granting wishes to children.
For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama visit www.ga-al.wish.org or call us at 888.517.9474 and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
Novelis Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of aluminum rolled products and the global leader in aluminum can recycling. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company operates in 11 countries, has approximately 11,600 employees and reported revenue of $8.7 billion in its 2010 fiscal year. Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.novelis.com.
SOURCE Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama