IIARI Donates $7,500 to Make-A-Wish®
In addition to his duties as agency co-principal, Rick Paquin also serves as the president of Trust Choice Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island (IIARI). At a Providence Bruins hockey game on March 5, 2017, Rick, along with IIARI executive vice president Mark Male, presented a check for $7,500 to Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Also present at the donation ceremony were Elise Strom, regional director of Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and wish child Audrey Pavlak and her mother. Audrey’s wish to go to Walt Disney World resort was granted in November 2015.
An estimated 500 children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are diagnosed with life threatening medical conditions each year. Through Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, children are granted wishes to create memories, rekindle hope for the future, and return to a sense of normalcy.
Read more about the donation ceremony here.
About the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island:
Founded in 1900, the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island is comprised of independent insurance agents who provide property and casualty insurance solutions to their customers and clients. Located in Warwick, IIARI participating agencies are independently owned and operated throughout most communities in Rhode Island as Trusted Choice® agents.
About Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island:
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. For a child with a life-threatening illness, a wish fulfilled provides profound joy and lasting hope to keep fighting and dreaming for the future. In its 30-year history, the organization has granted close to 8,000 wishes for children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Visit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island at http://www.massri.wish.org for more information, to make a donation, or to learn about volunteer opportunities.