Ice Cream Helps Grant Wishes

Ice cream enthusiasts can help make wishes come true Thursday with Cold Stone Creamery’s 11th annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social.

Throughout the day, $1 from the sale of any Love It or Gotta Have It ice cream, yogurt or sorbet creation will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a nonprofit that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in order to provide hope, strength and joy to them and their families.

The event takes place at seven Cold Stone Creamery stores on Oahu, including the Pearlridge location.

“Make-A-Wish is such an amazing charity, and we are thrilled to be sup- porting them again for the World’s Largest Ice Cream Social,” said Tod Takahashi, area representative of Cold Stone Creamery in Hawaii.

“We are hoping for a large turnout on Sept. 27 to continue raising funds to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.”

Cold Stone also has been fundraising for the organization throughout the entire month of September by selling Make-A-Wish stars for $1 each. Throughout the years, the partnership has raised more than $4 million for Make-A-Wish — enough to grant more than 500 wishes.