VANCOUVER, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon is excited to welcome a new innovative and dynamic supporter, Sam Sung who chose the foundation as the recipient of funds raised through auctioning off his Apple business card on eBay. Sung is including his old uniform and official Apple store lanyard with the business card. Everything has been framed, and as an added bonus, Sam Sung autographed the glass. The package went live at 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 5th and has already gone viral online through Twitter and is generating a lot of buzz in the media, creating publicity for Sam and Children's Wish.
Sam Sung called the foundation on August 5, to share his plans to auction off some of his personal items related to his employment at Apple. The director of BC & Yukon Chapter, Jennifer Petersen was pleasantly surprised to receive such an unusual call. In conversation with her, Sam said that he is committed to supporting the Foundation because "Children's Wish is clearly passionate about what they do…. and have an organic approach to fulfilling a child's most heartfelt wish".
Although Sung is parting with his last remaining business card, he has no hard feelings for the tech company. On his eBay page he explained, "I had a great time working for Apple and would recommend it to anyone. I hope my old business card will go to another fellow Apple enthusiast with a sense of humour and the desire to help raise some money for a good cause."
Currently the auction is hovering at $5,000 with more than eight days yet to run.
The Children's Wish Foundation is proud to be a charity of choice for Sam's auction and is very grateful for his generous support.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 20,000 children and their families.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.
Image with caption: "Ex Apple employee Sam Sung is auctioning off his old uniform and official Apple store lanyard with the business card to help support Children's Wish. (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140807_C2469_PHOTO_EN_4720.jpg
SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information: Jennifer Petersen, Director, British Columbia & Yukon, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Phone: 778-383-1412, Mobile: 604.561.2649, Email: [email protected]