Crittenton Services was recently selected as one of 10 Ohio Valley nonprofit organizations chosen to receive a portion of the WISH initiative from Wheeling Island Racetrack & Casino. After a yearlong fundraising drive, the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack WISH program gave back to the community this season with a charitable donation of more than $30,000 to area charities.
The Wheeling Island Sharing Hope (WISH) is an initiative that was started nearly 10 years ago to help give back to the community. Each year, The WISH committee selects 10 area charities to benefit from the donation box at the casino floor entrance and from associate donations every Friday on Jeans & T-shirt day.
Other charities that benefited from this donation are Wheeling Health Right, Easter Seals, Autism Society, Helping Heroes, Madison Elementary, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Make a Wish Foundation, West Virginia Breast Health Initiative and the Salvation Army.
Martha Wright, Director of Development at Crittenton said, "We are so thankful for our good friends at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack for their generous donation to Crittenton. We are continually honored and touched by the generosity of the business donors in our local community. Their gift reflects the spirit of giving that comes with the holiday season."
Kimberly Florence, President & General Manager, was on-hand for the check presentations on Thursday, November 30 and was honored to be part of a team of associates and visiting guest that care a lot about giving back to the community. “We are very fortunate that our company, associates and our guests show value in giving back to the local community” Florence said, “These charitable donations are going to wonderful organizations that will help make the holiday season a bit brighter for those in need and continue to fund the important services they offer in our community.”