Granting wishes in Maine

Champoux Insurance needs your vote by October 31 to win $10,000 for Make-A-Wish® Maine. Read about their amazing dedication to creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Then vote for them by using the social media share buttons or by leaving a comment when you reach the end of their story.

To wish is to have hope. It represents a belief in a brighter future, the idea that new possibilities could be just around the corner. For children with critical illnesses, this is especially important. Research shows that wishes can help improve a child’s quality of life and produce better health outcomes, too.

That’s the inspiration behind Make-A-Wish Maine, a local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation that creates life-changing wishes for children with serious illnesses. With the help of dedicated community volunteers, Make-A-Wish Maine serves children across the state and grants an average of one wish every five days.

 

“Make-A-Wish Maine creates moments and memories that put smiles on the faces of children who need it most.”

– Kacey LePage, Account Executive, Champoux Insurance

 

Keep children smiling

For a child with a critical illness, a wish gives them an opportunity to just enjoy being a kid again and to experience life outside of their illness. Whether it’s Maddie’s personal dance studio or Nick’s trip to Egypt, the wishes are as unique as the children themselves. And Make-A-Wish Maine is determined to make them all a reality, one by one.

This mission captivated Kacey LePage, account executive at Champoux Insurance, who said “Make-A-Wish Maine creates moments and memories that put smiles on the faces of children who need it most.” LePage got involved with Make-A-Wish Maine in 2016, and never looked back.

 

A supportive team

When LePage’s colleagues learned about her passion for Make-A-Wish Maine, they were eager to support her and the organization in any way they could. The agency offers LePage paid time off to volunteer for the wish program, where she assists with set up, transportation, wish reveals and cleanup. She’s also on the planning committee for the Summer Block Party, Make-A-Wish Maine’s largest fundraiser.

Champoux Insurance also donates funds throughout the year. One year, Agency President Diane Champoux even celebrated her birthday by asking friends and family to donate to Make-A-Wish Maine instead of getting her gifts.

“It really touched my heart that the agency wanted to get involved,” said LePage. “I’ve been an advocate for Make-A-Wish Maine for a long time, so to have the support of Diane and the team is incredibly moving and motivational.”

 

“This is about creating positive experiences for the children, but granting wishes ends up transforming the entire community.”

– Kate Vickery, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Maine

 

Every wish matters

For Make-A-Wish Maine, community involvement makes all the difference. “First and foremost, this is about creating positive experiences for the children,” said Kate Vickery, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Maine. “But granting wishes ends up transforming the entire community.”

A Make More Happen Award from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance will help make dozens more wishes come true for children in Maine. It will also go toward monthly gifts for the children after their wish reveals, so they continue to feel how important and valued they are in their communities.

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Agent Kacey LePage raises money for Make-A-Wish Maine selling event merchandise for the nonprofit.

Help Champoux Insurance win $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Maine by cheering them on with a comment below and sharing their story to social media using the buttons to the left!

 

If your agency volunteers with a 501(c)3 nonprofit, learn how you can win a Make More Happen Award here.

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Lauren McLeod
27 days ago

Great job Champoux Insurance!

Nancy Drenga
1 month ago

Awesome!

Debra Rancourt
1 month ago

Vote CHAMPOUX!

Jennifer Carleton
1 month ago

Help Champoux makes wishes come true!

Joanne & Jim Rutherford
1 month ago

Please help to grant wishes!

Rosie Moreau
1 month ago

Please keep sharing!

Lynn Lowe
1 month ago

Congratulations Kacey!! Make-A Wish Maine is truly lucky to have you! <3

Lisa
1 month ago

Great job Kacey 🙂

Michelle A
1 month ago

Please vote this is an awesome opportunity!!!!

Kacey
1 month ago

Thank you all for this amazing support!! ❤️ we made it!

Don
1 month ago

Almost there

Brenda
1 month ago

Champoux Insurance and Make A Wish – A great match!!!!

PAuline
1 month ago

Help us grant wishes

Louise
1 month ago

Great cause

Michele N
1 month ago

6 more vote please keep em coming!

Meech n
1 month ago

9 votes away almost there!!

Michele N
1 month ago

13 Votes away please help us get to 500 Votes for this great organization

Steven Nagy
1 month ago

outstanding

Dick Albert
1 month ago

16 votes away/ Please make it happen. Thanks

Diane M Champoux
1 month ago

Keep the votes coming!! We are so close!

Brenda Rogers
1 month ago

So close, keep the votes coming!

Francoise A Gagne
1 month ago

we are almost there 🙂

Anita Penley
1 month ago

Make A Wish deserves this campaign to vote for this Wonderful Cause for the kids.

Kacey LePage
1 month ago

We are 24 votes away!!!!! Thank you all <3

Christopher
1 month ago

Almost there

Kate Lynch
1 month ago

Great work, great people!!

Davis
1 month ago

Wow!

SAD
1 month ago

Keep voting! Getting close!

Kacey
1 month ago

Truly thankful for all the support from everyone ❤️

Michele.N
1 month ago

Keep voting couple more days to support this awesome organization

Meech
1 month ago

Such a great organization

Michele
1 month ago

Please keep the votes coming for this great organization

Adam Dunbar
1 month ago

Thank you for supporting Maine kids

stephen nagy
1 month ago

great charity

Nikki
1 month ago

Please keep the votes coming and make this happen for such a wonderful organization that impacts the lives of so many children!

Francoise A Gagn
1 month ago

Please vote and help us with this charity

Jessica Roake
1 month ago

Make a wish is an amazing charity. Gives so much to deserving people

Bonnie Roake
1 month ago

This is a wonderful charity. It’s so great that you are doing this

Shirley Maurantonio
1 month ago

Please vote & help this wonderful charity…Make A Wish Foundation ❤️❤️

Shirley Maurantonio
1 month ago

Please help this beautiful charity they do such great work

Kacey LePage
1 month ago

Thank you for this amazing support, only 49 to go!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Kacey LePage
Anita Penley
1 month ago

Make A Wish works Awesomely for the kids and their wishes this is so worth it to get to the 500 votes to make this work for the kids!!

Lisa Bellantoni
1 month ago

Let’s Do this!

Roseanna Bates
1 month ago

Let’s make this happen!

Lynn Lowe
1 month ago

Let’s do this!!! Keep voting please!! <3

Sandy Craig
1 month ago

Awesome job Kacey! They are lucky to have you, keep up the great work! <3

Steven Nagy
1 month ago

Awesome

Michelle A
1 month ago

Such a great cause!!! How exciting!

Deborah Connors
1 month ago

Please vote it’s getting close and it’s an amazing charity.

Gerry A
1 month ago

Wonderful organization!

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