Marietta, OH (October 14, 2010)- Par Mar Stores presented a check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on last month for $28,111.45 to help grant the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions. Sandra Morgenstern, President of Par Mar Oil Company, said, “I am extremely proud of this year’s Make-A-Wish Campaign. Par Mar Stores hosted its most successful single year effort for the Make-A-Wish campaign. This is all about making a difference in a child’s life and we are very appreciative of the public who truly supported this effort at all Par Mar Stores locations.”

Morgenstern said that all the funds raised through the campaign will go back to the Chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation where raised and will be used solely to grant children’s wishes. Par Mar Stores sold Wish stars for $1.00 in their convenience stores. In addition to selling the stars, store managers had to get creative to raise money. We served many hot dogs, climbed ladders until a goal was met, and had customers throw balloons at managers.

A regional Manager for Make-A-Wish Southern West Virginia, said, ‘When we meet a wish child, we ask them, ‘If you could go anywhere, be anything, meet anyone, or have anything…what would it be?’ When a child answers this question, a wish is born. Through Par Mar’s help, many more children in our region will have the opportunity to answer those questions and experience the hope, strength and joy that comes with them. We are so incredibly thankful for Par Mar’s support.’