Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc. Walks for Wishes

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Irvine, Calif. – Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc. (CCSI) employees teamed up to walk in support of children who have life-threatening medical conditions at the Walk For Wishes event hosted by Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. Over three years, CCSI is proud to have raised more than $5,000.

The fundraiser’s intent is to help these very ill children, but the impact goes far beyond them. CCSI employees benefit from taking part in this special day. 

“Walk for Wishes is a great event. It’s a fun day to get out, walk, and raise money to help kids get their wishes,” said Julie McCulley, accounts payable associate for CCSI. “It’s amazing to see that the money raised goes to helping these kids with illnesses, and in turn, bring a little joy into their life!”

In addition to the money raised, CCSI made a donation matching the registration fee of everyone who registered for the walk. Furthermore, the company fundraised by doing bake sales, a wishing well (a jar set up in the office for people to drop in donations), and offering an additional casual day for $5 (people could pay $5 and wear their jeans during the week).

One of CCSI’s core values is “Positive Community Involvement.” The company’s support of events like this is just one way it holds true to its values. CCSI is excited to continue to participate in an event that supports making children’s dreams come true.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish America began in 1980 when a couple of friends, Tommy Austin and Ron Cox set out to make the wish of a young boy come true. Chris Greicius, diagnosed with leukemia, had one simple wish:  He wanted to become a police officer.

Austin, a former U.S. customs officer, set out to make Greicius’s wish come true. He reached out to the Department of Public Safety officer, Ron Cox, who passed on his message and eventually Austin was given permission to grant Greicius’s wish.

It wasn’t long before Chris was riding in police cars and helicopters, and he was fully equipped with an official police badge and uniform. Shortly after his wish was granted Chris passed away--but his impact would never be forgotten.

Austin stated, “He was only seven years, 269 days old when he died. But he taught me about being a man. Even though he was only a boy. I can tell you that because of meeting Chris, I am and entirely different man. Ron Cox said the same thing – he didn’t fear death anymore because he knew Christ would be there waiting for him.”

From that time on a group of officers banded together to form what is known now as Make-A-Wish America. As of 2017, Make-A-Wish has granted the wishes of over 285,000 children and the number continues to grow today.

About Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc.

Consolidated Contracting Services is a full-service general contracting firm providing pre-construction, construction and construction management services for commercial development projects throughout the southwest region of the United States. Led by Cuban-born partners and brothers-in-law, Jose “Tony” Elias-Calles and Joseph Troya, the 60-person firm possesses a diversified range of core competencies, including healthcare facilities, corporate offices & interiors, recreation & sports facilities, hospitality, restaurants & retail, industrial & manufacturing, worship facilities & private schools, and other/specialty work. The company is headquartered at 181 Avenida La Pata, Suite 200, San Clemente, Calif.  More information about the firm can be found at www.consolidatedcontracting.com.

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