Peju Winery Grants Local Child’s Wish Through 2012 Holiday Fundraising Efforts

Peju Winery announced today that their 2012 holiday fundraising efforts for the Make-A-Wish foundation succeeded in fulfilling a child’s wish.

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Peju Winery Napa Valley Donation

Ariana Peju (right), Peju Proprietor and Janette Kennedy (left), Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“The wish gave strength to Alex to keep fighting his battle against Leukemia…and gave him beautiful memories which will be with him for the rest of his life.”
Alex’s Parents

Rutherford, CA (PRWEB) March 06, 2013

During the months of November and December, the winery donated 10% of net proceeds from gift merchandise to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. With this contribution, Alex from Novato was able to attend a San Francisco Giants game, meet the team and receive a bat signed by the World Series Champions. Today, proprietor Ariana Peju delivered a check for $7,500 to Janette Kennedy, Corporate Development Officer for Make-A-Wish.

“The wish gave strength to Alex to keep fighting his battle against Leukemia…and gave him beautiful memories which will be with him for the rest of his life.”
Alex’s Parents

“As a family-owned winery in our thirtieth year in Napa we felt it was important to share our good fortune with those who are most in need. We chose to work with Make-A-Wish as a way to grant a wish to one local Bay Area child who is going through a tough time in their life and provide them with some hope, strength and joy. We are so pleased to hear about Alex’s special day!”
Ariana Peju, Proprietor

About Peju Winery:
Established in 1982, Peju is a family-owned and operated winery located in Napa Valley’s Rutherford Appellation. Peju is a certified green business and produces award-winning wines from its organic and sustainably farmed vineyards and solar powered winery facility. The majority of Peju wines are offered directly to guests in the tasting room and through the Peju Wine Club. The tasting room, art gallery and gardens are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are located at 8466 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA. For more information, please visit: http://www.peju.com

About Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area:
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In 2012 Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area embarks on 28 years of fulfilling magical wishes. During its first year of operation, in 1984, the chapter granted 27 wishes. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, the Greater Bay Area grants over 300 wishes per year and has granted 6,000 wishes to date. The chapter covers 17 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma. The goal of Make-A-Wish is to grant a wish to every eligible child in its territory. Anyone can suggest a child for a wish. For more information or to refer a child for a wish, please call 415-982-9474 or visit http://www.SF.Wish.org


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