The CAP COM Cares Foundation held its annual BIG Benefit Raffle Drawing at CAP COM’s Financial Center, located at 4 Winners Circle, Albany at noon on June 12. During the drawing, $26,000 in cash prizes were awarded to nine raffle ticket winners. Prizes ranged from $1,000-$10,000. This served as one of the Foundation’s primary annual fundraisers.
Make-A-Wish Northeast New York also received a $10,000 check from the Foundation to grant a wish to a child diagnosed with a critical illness. This is the fifth wish sponsored by CAP COM since 2015.
Thanks to the sponsorship by CAP COM Federal Credit Union and the CAP COM Cares Foundation along with the craftsmanship of 4x Heaven of Gloversville, the 5-year-old Make-A-Wish Northeast New York wish child, Carlie, from Amsterdam got her wish for a new customized adaptive stroller granted.
The stroller comes not only with pinstriping but also speakers, Bluetooth and a charging station. 4x Heaven transformed the carrier into a one-of-a-kind piece of functional art.
“At CAP COM, we believe in the importance of community and people helping people,” Paige Rueckert, the Community & Youth Advocate for the credit union, said at the wish reveal/raffle at the CAP COM Financial Center in Albany. “Make-A-Wish Northeast New York embodies those same values, and that is why we are honored to once again have them as our BIG Benefit Raffle beneficiary.”
Carlie now has the sweetest ride in Montgomery County. The wish reveal and announcement of the raffle winner was attended by dozens of CAP COM employees, the Make-A-Wish Northeast New York staff, media, and Carlie and her family.
“We at Make-A-Wish Northeast New York are very grateful to the employees and members of CAP COM FCU for the generous and continued support of our mission and wish families,” chapter CEO William C. Trigg, III said. “Our partnership with CAP COM is helping us fulfill our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in our region.”