Thank YOU Keys for Hope!
Keys for Hope came by Wonder Works last week to thank us, and we should be thanking THEM! Clara Pilley says, “You are the first people to ever really believe in our project and put us in your stores!”
Thank you to Clara and ALL the Keys for Hope kids for helping make Charleston a better place with your AMAZING cause! We are so proud to now sell Keys for Hope at ALL 4 Wonder Works locations!
Wonderfest Supports “Kids for a Cause,” BY kids FOR kids!
Did you know that Wonderfest supports four AMAZING child charities, Kids for a Cause? Wonderfest is truly an event BY kids FOR kids! Here is the scoop on these incredible groups:
Keys for Hope – Recycle keys to eliminate hunger! Keys for Hope is raising money for Crisis Ministries, Charleston’s homeless shelter, by selling decorative keys that symbolize “shelter.” The funds raised are dedicated to building the new shelter building and soup kitchen!
Hugs for Harper – Hugs for Harper continues the legacy of Harper Drolet and her message of Courage, Strength, Hope!
Happy Wheels – This incredible organization collects toys to give to patients at MUSC Children’s Hospital!
Abby’s Friends – Step up and help fight to cure juvenile diabetes!
Come out to WONDERFEST this Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! All of these amazing nonprofits BY kids will be at the huge FREE family summer kickoff event. We hope to see you there!
Wonder Works Owner Christine Osborne Shares “Social Responsibility” Thoughts with Porter Gaud Students
Wonder Works owner Christine Osborne stopped by Porter Gaud today to speak to 300 students about Social Responsibility. She had such a fantastic time meeting all the amazing students there! We hope they took away some valuable lessons about our Wonder Works friends who have made their own social impact, such as Keys for Hope, Harper Drolet, and Zach Bonner, founder of Little Red Wagon.
Supporting child entrepreneurs and philanthropists is a such an enormous part of Wonder Works, and we love spreading the word about how every child can do good in their community. No effort is too small!
Thanks so much to Porter Gaud and their students for being such a fantastic audience!
Wonder Works is so proud to support Keys for Hope!
We’re thrilled for Keys for Hope, which was featured in the Post & Courier today! The local charitable cause was started by two Mount Pleasant kids to benefit Crisis Ministries, which is building a new homeless shelter and soup kitchen in downtown Charleston. The motivated kids sell decorated keys “to symbolize shelter and hope” and are aiming to raise $1 million for the nonprofit.
Wonder Works, which has locations in Mount Pleasant, downtown and West Ashley, also carries [the keys].
“That really gave them a sense of ‘Wow! This is real. This is not just arts and crafts,’” Denaux said.
Wonder Works owner Christine Osborne often supports young entrepreneurs.
“This is a group of passionate, incredible kids who understand the value of a home, the value of community and the value of what they can do that can make a difference,” she said. “I see a lot of entrepreneurs and a lot of kids, teens and adults with ideas and these kids hit the nail on the head: For $5, you can help fund Crisis Ministries. It’s so easy to do that.”
Osborne said some customers bought as many as 10, planning to give them to friends. Real estate agents have also bought them in bulk for their homebuyers, Pilley said.
We’re so proud to be a part of their efforts as they strive to raise $1 million! You can purchase your keys at Wonder Works, or call us at 877-841-6757 to place an order!
1,500 turn out for the first ELFSTRAVAGANZA at Wonder Works!
WOW! What an amazing weekend at Wonder Works! Thank you to all 1,500 of you who came out for our first ever ELFSTRAVAGANZA and to everyone who made it such a success. We are so blessed to have such WONDERFUNTASTICAL community support, and we can’t thank you enough for helping it be such a memorable event! (Check out the entire wrap-up on Channel 2!)
Elfie was SUCH a huge hit, and we can’t thank him enough for taking a break from his North Pole reporting duties to come meet our super amazing Wonder Works friends! Did you get any fun photos with the head Elf on the Shelf? Share your Elfie photos with us on our Facebook page!
Keys for Hope also raised $1,000 for their Crisis Ministries efforts, and Aiden’s Lemonade Stand Against Pediatric Cancer also raised $300! WOW! We are so excited and grateful for your help with these two fantastic local causes!
Did you get a chance to learn new Spooner Board tricks? We have these superfun toys in stock now! We also have several signed copies still of The Elf on the Shelf, so hurry by to get yours for your family this holiday season!
From making ornaments and letters to Santa with Little Picasso, or decorating your own Keys for Hope, there were so many opportunities for fun and holiday goodness! Thank you to Cupcake, Hubee D’s, MOGO Charms, Tate Nation, and so many others who came out to support us. We hope you had an ELFSPECTACULAR time, and get ready for Elfstravaganza 2012 next year!
Don’t forget to check out our videos too about the event! Here’s Wonder Works owner Christine Osborne with the inventor of the Spooner Board on Lowcountry Live (Part I) AND the inventor of MOGO Charms (Part II!)
Thank you again and again for all your support! We’re so proud to be a part of this wonderful Lowcountry ELFSPECTACULAR community!
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