Colonie, NY (January 11th, 2012) – In celebration of their 5th year anniversary passing on the 10th of January, Cole’s Collision Centers and owner John Cole have announced that they are teaming up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York to grant a wish to a local six-year-old-child from Albany County, who is battling a serious illness. Owner John Cole states, “There is no better way to express our gratitude for the community’s support these past five years, than to give back.” On January 26th, Cole’s Collision will be presenting Kaleb and his family with the full sponsorship of his wish, a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. The event will be located at the Cole’s Colonie location at 1904 Central Avenue and will go from 3pm-5pm.

John Cole is excited to be working with Make-A-Wish doing what he and his family are so passionate about; giving back to the community and those in need. Having been involved in a number of community service driven events over the years, this event, with such a remarkable charity, will truly serve as a monumental, humbling and fulfilling experience for him, his family, and his company.

This event not only marks the 5th Anniversary of Cole’s Collision, but it is also the 25th Anniversary of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York. Since 1987, this chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted more than 1,200 wishes for children in the Capital Region facing life threatening medical conditions and serious illnesses. Full wish sponsorships typically cost approximately $10,000, with an average of 90-100 children in the area getting their wishes granted each year.

In honor of the 25 years of service Make-A-Wish has given to the community, and in celebration of their own 5th year anniversary, Cole’s Collision extends a challenge to the community to join in supporting the mission of Make-A-Wish of Northeast New York by making a donation to sponsor as many other children’s wishes in the surrounding communities as possible. The vision of the collaboration of Make-A-Wish and Cole’s Collision is to raise enough money to sponsor four other children’s wishes, bringing the total to five children in the Capital Region whose wishes will be granted through this effort.

The fulfillment of Kaleb’s wish will be on January 26th from 3 to 5pm at Cole’s Colonie location, 1904 Central Avenue. Among those at the ceremony will be Kaleb and his family, John Cole and his family, the Cole’s Collision team, as well as a handful of local dignitaries who share the same views on the importance of giving back. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, or to make a donation, call 518-782-4673 or visit www.neny.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish.