Giving Back to Healthcare Heroes
In April of 2020, Karen Thompson – creator and founder of the Wish Wrap® – and her team sprung to action and took on their largest philanthropic endeavor ever; they called it OPERATION: Thank You.
Moved by the dedication of the healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19, Thompson wanted to express her appreciation and admiration. Thompson felt the enormity of the crisis and wanted to show her gratitude to as many people as possible. The answer, she realized, lay in a warehouse in New Jersey.
Thompson, herself, a small business owner impacted by the non-essential business closures, created the Wish Wrap® to inspire women to dream big and reach their goals. Thompson decided to give away over 7,000 Wish Wraps® to healthcare professionals from New York all the way to Florida. “We care about our communities and everyone in them,” said Thompson. “They need to know they are appreciated. It was our way of offering a ‘distant hug’ and a heartfelt ‘thank you.’ In a time filled with so much uncertainty, there was one thing I was certain of – I can make a difference.”
OPERATION: Thank You made such a positive impact in communities across the country that Thompson decided to continue its mission. Today, for every Wish Wrap® purchased, one is donated to a regional healthcare professional. Thompson’s goal is to reach all 50 states with Wish Wrap® donations.