Snappy Celebrates $1M Donation Milestone to Make-A-Wish
Since the 2021 launch of its partnership with Make-A-Wish, Donations from Snappy customers have helped grant wishes for more than 100 children with critical illnesses
NEW YORK, NY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022 — Today, Snappy, the New York-based tech start-up revolutionizing gifting, announced the company has reached a donation milestone of $1 million to Make-A-Wish® through customer donations via the company’s gifting platform, which equates to granting more than 100 life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. This accomplishment comes one year after launching its partnership with Make-A-Wish in November 2021.
“Our initial goal was to help raise $250,000 for Make-A-Wish in our first year of partnership. We are proud to say we’ve quadrupled our goal!,” says Hani Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of Snappy. “Kindness and giving have always been at the heart of Snappy, and this partnership means so much to us. We hope to continue granting as many wishes as we can.”
This milestone was made possible by the support of Snappy's ever-growing community and the generosity of their gift recipients who chose to donate the value of their gift to Make-A-Wish through the Snappy platform, providing hope for children and their families, including:
- Dylan, age 6, who wished to have a Yorkie puppy.
- Gabrielle, age 8, who wished to be a mermaid.
- Alex, age 8, who wished to be a train conductor.
Most recently, Snappy teamed with Make-A-Wish to make a young boy’s wish to travel to Kennedy Space Center and meet NASA engineers come true.
Eight-year-old Connor, who is currently fighting cancer, is interested in space engineering. Thanks to the generosity of Snappy’s gift recipients, Snappy and Make-A-Wish will be fulfilling Connor's wish. The Snappy team, Connor’s medical staff, Make-A-Wish representatives, and close family and friends came together at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York to celebrate Connor’s 9th birthday and upcoming wish trip to Kennedy Space Center with a celebratory sendoff party.
"A wish can be a pivotal moment in a child's healing journey, bringing joy and a sense of normalcy back into their lives," said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. "Our goal to grant the wish of every eligible child battling a critical illness is only possible because of partners like Snappy. We're thrilled to be celebrating this incredible milestone and thankful for their support, helping us deliver hope to wish families nationwide."
Snappy is an award-winning gifting company with platforms that combine fun, personal experiences with advanced technology to take the guesswork out of gifting.
Founded in 2015, Snappy completed a $70M Series C funding round in May of 2021. It was named Inc.’s fastest-growing company in the Northeast in 2021 and 2022 with two-year revenue growth of 5184%.
With over 50,000 five-star reviews, Snappy has become the trusted partner to over 2,500 enterprise customers and has sent millions of gifts worldwide.
Snappy is committed to enhancing the joy of gift-giving. It recently expanded its offerings to include a consumer-facing gifting platform, Snappy Lite, the self-service solution for small businesses to send gifts to employees and customers.
Snappy is headquartered in New York City and has a team of more than 300 people across four countries. Snappy is featured on Fortune’s "Best Small & Medium Workplaces," “Best Workplace for Millennials,” and “Best Workplace in Tech” lists. Snappy's stance on diversity and inclusion, its active focus on give-back programs, and its fundamental mission to spread happiness through fun, thoughtful gifts lead the way in unlocking the power of human kindness.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the #1 most trusted nonprofit operating locally in all 50 states throughout the U.S. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff, and more than 24,000 volunteers across the country, Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most.
Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 520,000 wishes in nearly 50 countries worldwide; more than 350,000 wishes in the U.S. and its territories alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.