FARGO, N.D.-- Jewelers for Children (JFC) was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. JFC has renewed its commitment to Make-A-Wish and has donated $575,000 to grant 62 wishes across the country – wish experiences that have the potential to serve as a turning point in wish kids’ medical treatment helping them feel better, and in some cases, even get better.
Make-A-Wish North Dakota is excited to have partnered with a local jeweler, Riddle’s Jewelry in Fargo, to make 14-year-old Moriah’s wish to meet her favorite YouTube celebrity come true. Last month Moriah and her family went to Florida to meet Noodlerella, someone Moriah has admired for a long time. During her time with the YouTuber they got to know each other by going vintage clothes shopping and eating lunch together. By the end of the day the two had become friends and even exchanged emails and phone numbers so they could keep in touch.
“The generous support of Jewelers for Children with local partner Riddle’s Jewelry makes our wish granting work possible. Our volunteers like Sarah Nikle, Kevin Register and Lori Abbott are also valuable team members in this life-changing process. Together, we make a difference in the lives of North Dakota children like Moriah,” explains Billi Jo Zielinski, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish North Dakota.
Riddle’s Jewelry is hosting a welcome back party for Moriah on Friday, June 1st at 1pm. Moriah will be bringing friends and family to share the memories of her once-in-a-lifetime trip. There will also be food and décor in the theme of her favorite YouTube videos to celebrate her wish experience. For more information about Jewelers for Children and its support of Make-A-Wish, visit www.jewelersforchildren.org.
Make-A-Wish North Dakota creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish North Dakota has granted over 850 wishes to children across the state.