Mary Taylor, Design Lead Technical, with the support of the Interior Systems team in Troy, raised a total of $1,011.20 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Mary sold baked goods and various home-cooked lunches throughout March and April to raise money for this great cause. “We are all extremely busy balancing the demands of our work and personal lives and for Mary to take on the additional work load and financial expense demonstrates character and people caring. This effort represents the Inteva Core Value: We Care for the World and Our Communities,” Pam Greenwald, Chief Product Engineer for Interior Systems. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
“This year my kids and I will be walking in the 14th Annual Make-A-Wish Walk For Wishes at the Detroit Zoo on May 5th,” said Mary. “ Rather than ask everyone to donate, I thought I would try to give everyone something for their donations. I know we are all busy right now, and sometimes we can't even find the time to go out and pick up something for lunch. So, I thought it might be a good idea to have lunch for these people once a week. “
“My niece decided to walk and asked me if I would like to join,” explained Mary. “ Being a Mom, I can't imagine anything worse than your child having a terminal disease, so I gladly joined. I figured not only can we try to help them get a wish granted, but I can also give my kids another lesson about giving to those in need. “