The magic of Macy’s Believe campaign returns for the eighth year to celebrate the season’s spirit of generosity and goodwill, all while benefiting Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, are teaming up with Macy’s for this holiday campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish called Believe! The campaign will help benefit local kids in the area who are battling life-threatening illnesses by raising a million dollars for Make-A-Wish®.
From November 6 through December 24, “Believers” of all ages can bring their stamped letters to Santa to their local Macy’s store or send a letter by visiting macys.com/believe. For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions up to 1 million dollars. New this year, Macy’s Wish Writer™ stylus and app are a fun way kids can learn the magic of giving through interactive games and write the most magical letters to Santa. Available at approximately 600 stores across the country and macys.com, the stylus can be purchased for $14.99 and $1 from each sale will go to Make-A-Wish, which can also be used to write letters to contribute to the campaign!
The Believe campaign is a great way to get kids involved in helping local community children in need during the holiday season. Why not incorporate the Believe campaign into your own holiday traditions this year? Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion for the whole family to write letters to Santa, which can also benefit a wish kid. You could also set aside a night to take letters to Macy’s, and while there purchase a gift for a family in need. Even just hosting a cookie decorating party could result in 10 letters to Santa. Whatever the occasion, won’t you consider joining in this year?
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Wine lovers will once again enjoy a festive summer evening of wine tasting under the stars to benefit Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire, when Wines and Wishes returns to Kaleidoscope Center on Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. The fifth annual wine tasting will feature nearly 20 boutique and renowned wineries including Justin Vineyards, Cakebread Cellars and Rombauer Vineyards, along with bites from Kaleidoscope’s award winning restaurants, live jazz, raffles and more.
Wines and Wishes kicks off with a Champagne reception at 6 p.m. and every guest will receive a commemorative wine glass upon arrival. Small bites will be offered throughout the evening starting with specialty cheeses served by Chef Starr Cornwall. Riptide Rockin’ Sushi & Teppan Grills will be center stage as Master Sushi Chef Ken Cruz prepares freshly made sushi, while other Kaleidoscope restaurants tray pass small bites for all to enjoy. Donna B’s Bakery will be providing sweet treats, and Milk Box and Market 2 Plate, both opening later this year at Union Market Mission Viejo, will be serving samples.
A special VIP experience is also offered, where guests can enjoy their wine tasting with a private Sommelier in reserved seating, artisanal cheese and fresh fruit, and a swag bag. Tickets are limited for the VIP experience.
This is the fifth year for Wines and Wishes, which is sponsored by Kaleidoscope, Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo and Salt Creek Wine Company. Between one and three wishes have been granted to Make-A-Wish children each year by Kaleidoscope’s Wines and Wishes event.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Pre-sale tickets are $55 per person or $100 per couple
- Tickets at the door will be $60 per person at the door.
- Limited tickets are available for the VIP experience. The cost is $75 per person.
- Designated driver discount tickets are $25 per person.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
Kaleidoscope is located just off the 5 Freeway at 27741 Crown Valley Parkway in Mission Viejo. The center has Convenient self-parking, as well as a valet is available at the center.
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Kaleidoscope Center in Mission Viejo is bringing back its Kaleido-Kids Summer Time Fun Series! Co-sponsored by Jump ‘n Jammin this summer, the free series of activities for kids will be every Tuesday from June 23 to August 18, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The schedule of Kaleido-Kids activities is:
- Tuesday, June 23 Dance & Fun Party
- Tuesday, June 30 Magician
- Tuesday, July 7 Reptile Show
- Tuesday, July 14 Comedy Juggling Show
- Tuesday, July 21 Ventriloquist
- Tuesday, July 28 Cartoon Drawing Fun
- Tuesday, August 4 Lego Playtime
- Tuesday, August 11 Interactive Percussion / Music
- Tuesday, August 18 Pirate Magic Show
The series culminates with a day of fun at the Kaleido-Kids Mini Carnival benefitting Make A Wish ® Orange County and Inland Empire on Monday, August 24 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
The Kaleido-Kids Carnival will be Monday, August 24, from 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. will include inflatables, games, a juggler and stilt walker, face painting and a balloon artist. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for six, $10 for 15, and $2 for a “Spin to Win”. Guests who bring a new toy (no guns please) or new backpack to donate to Make-A-Wish will receive four game tickets and a “Spin to Win,” a chance to win prizes.
Also on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout summer, Regal Theater at Kaleidoscope is hosting its annual Summer Movie Express, which features family movies (rated G or PG) for only $1 admission per person. The movies are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from June 23 to August 19th. For a complete movie schedule, please visit http://www.gokaleidoscope.com.
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