Marriott Vacations Worldwide has joined with Make-A-Wish to grant life-changing wishes to children with severe illnesses. As the organization’s newest national sponsor, Wish Kids and families will enjoy gorgeous villa accommodations and memorable vacation experiences at select Vacation Club properties.
“At Marriott Vacations Worldwide, we’re in the business of vacations, and each day we see firsthand how meaningful those experiences can be,” said Stephen P. Weisz, CEO, Marriott Vacations Worldwide. “While many people make a vacation a part of their life, there are others who can’t do so as easily, which is why we are excited to become a Make-A-Wish sponsor and help families and children with critical illnesses enjoy a vacation stay experience with us.”
Make-A-Wish is on a mission to fulfil every eligible child’s wish. Research shows granting wishes can help children develop the physical and mental fortitude needed to face severe illness.
“We are thrilled to welcome Marriott Vacations Worldwide as the newest national partner of Make-A-Wish,” said Richard K. Davis, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “Their support will help us continue our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses – many of whom view the wish as a pivotal moment in their healing journey and a much-needed source of hope and joy for their entire family.”
About Marriott Vacations Worldwide
This new partnership with Make-A-Wish complements Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s longstanding commitment to helping individuals facing significant health challenges.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation is a global vacation corporation. It provides vacation ownership, exchange, rental, resort and property management, and related businesses, products, and services.
In an expansive portfolio that includes some of the most iconic brands, the Company has 120 vacation ownership properties and nearly 700,000 owner families.
It also provides management services to more than 150 other resorts, exchange networks and membership programmes with approximately 3,200 linked resorts in over 90 countries.
The Company upholds the highest standards of excellence, serving customers, investors, and associates as a leader and innovator in the vacation industry. It maintains exclusive, long-term relationships with Marriott International, Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation to develop, sell, and market vacation ownership products and services.
Make-A-Wish® is a non-profit organization that grants life-changing wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. It is the world’s largest children’s wish-granting organization, with offices in every community in the United States and nearly 50 countries worldwide. Make-A-Wish brings hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most, thanks to generous donors, supporters, staff, and more than 24,000 volunteers across the United States.
As wish experiences can help improve mental and physical health, Make-A-Wish seeks to deliver the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 520,000 wishes globally, including more than 350,000 in the United States and its territories. Visit wish.org for more information on Make-A-Wish America.