CLARENCE (WKBW) One local company designed, built, and sold a brand new home in Clarence, and is taking the profits to literally make local kids dreams come true.
A fifty thousand dollar check was presented to the Make-A-Wish foundation on behalf of Natale builders Tuesday afternoon, a donation of all the profits from what they are calling the "Make-A-Wish House."
"It's really such a great organization, and really all you have to do is meet the recipients, and see why your hearts would open up to them. And it's all about the kids," Angelo Natale of Natale Builders said.
"Throughout the year we work with so many partners, but to make a donation at this level that will impact so many wish children and families. It's really incredible," Mary Hazel of Make-A-Wish WNY said.
This will pay for the wishes of seven local children facing life threatening illnesses, to send them on a trip, help them meet their idol, or really whatever it is they dream of.
"We like to think that Make-A-Wish is medicine for the soul. The doctors can work on curing that illness but we really want to help them to the core and give them something to smile about," Mary Hazel added.
A past wish recipient was even on hand. Meghan Kleinlein of Clarence chose to go to Hawaii for her wish, and is now happy to see others will be able to share in experiences like the one Make-A-Wish gave to her.
"It's amazing. I just want to share that joy I received. I just want to share it with every other kid that needs some joy," she said.
That message even helped influence the home buyers, Bob and Janet Gosch.
"We spoke with Angelo and all of the people at Natale builders and found out it was a Make-A-Wish home and that sealed the deal. That made our decision very very easy," Janet said.
"It's a wonderful feeling. No question, this time of year, Christmas and the holiday season, we all can give back," her husband Bob added.
A lot of the labor and materials for the job were donated, along with the profits. The Gosch family plans on moving into their new home in the next few weeks.