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Local Eagle Scout Candidate Collects Gifts for Middle Tennessee Wish Kids




BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — A local Eagle Scout candidate has partnered with Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee to collect gifts for area children awaiting their wish. Locke Davis of Franklin, TN engaged local kids and businesses to help collect small gifts and cards that will be mailed to wish recipients in the weeks before their wish takes place.

“When a child is referred to Make-A-Wish, we work with the wish family to coordinate the wish on a timeline that works for the family,” said Beth Torres, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. “Sometimes a child’s wish is better suited for a different time of the year, or a child must wait until they are medically cleared to participate in their wish. Thanks to Locke’s efforts, we are able to stay engaged with our wish kids and let them know we’re thinking of them until their wish is officially granted.”


About Make-A-Wish®:  Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 61 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 250,000 wishes in the United States since inception.  For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.



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Emily Hester / 615.221.2200 x118

Dec 01, 2014

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