EAST GREENBUSH – The Northeast New York chapter of the Make-a-Wish foundation is celebrating a major milestone.
The non-profit has received $1 million in donations, thanks to the support of Applebee’s customers across upstate and Connecticut.
Representatives marked the success at the East Greenbush Applebee’s location.
The restaurant chain sold Make-A-Wish star magnets, hosted “wish dinners”, auctioned décor and more to raise money for the non-profit.
More than $120,000 was raised in the Albany area which includes Queensbury, East Greenbush, Schenectady, Saratoga, Glenmont, Latham and Hudson.
Applebee’s is now launching its spring fundraiser to support the Foundation.
The restaurant chain will be selling wristbands for $2.
All proceeds directly benefit the local chapter.