Synergize to benefit Make-A-Wish at March 4:30 Meetup


Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana will be the beneficiary of the next Synergize 4:30 Meetup, set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 23 at 3UP Rooftop Lounge, 201 W Main St.

Make-A-Wish has helped make thousands of dreams come true since 1980 for children battling critical illnesses, and before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 80 percent of wishes granted involved travel. During the pandemic, travel has been limited, so some children have chosen to delay their wish while others have selected wishes closer to home.

“We try to re-create a travel wish as closely as we can. For example, if a child has a beach wish, we’ll do a house on Lake Michigan,” stated Amy Nelson, Indiana Director of Advancement at Make-A-Wish. “We still want to keep the true heart of each child’s wish at the forefront.”

Make-A-Wish is seeking financial contributions as it prepares to grant wishes at an unprecedented level when travel is deemed safe. The organization also seeks volunteers to provide support for local wishes, such as room remodels or building a playset.

Each month, Synergize selects a nonprofit to benefit through its 4:30 Meetup event. The networking group has raised thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.

Learn more and register for the meetup at