The total amount raised this year brings the three-year figure of funds raised by Barry Plant for Make-A-Wish to $350,000.
Each year since 2014, Barry Plant has renamed October “Wishtober”, with each of its 80+ offices making sizeable donations from the commissions on properties sold throughout the month, and the Corporate Office also donating to boost the final amount.
To help keep the momentum going among the offices, the group shared a weekly update of the fundraising tally across social media channels. “We are very proud to have raised such a substantial sum three years running,” said CEO Mike McCarthy. “The enthusiasm of our franchisees to be involved in Wishtober again this year is heartening. They all jumped on board without hesitation to work towards beating last year’s fundraising effort.”
Barry Plant customers also embraced the spirit of Wishtober, and offices raised additional funds by auctioning BP Bears before property auctions and collecting gold coin donations at Open-For-Inspections. “Childhood should be happy and carefree - the best time of your life. It’s just devastating that for some children it isn’t", Mike McCarthy said.
“That’s why we are glad to be able to continue our support of such a worthwhile cause as Make-A-Wish.”