Make-A-Wish Granted at Wheaton Mall 

On Monday, January 31,  Make-A-Wish America along with help from the team at Westfield Wheaton Mall, granted a wish for local twelve-year-old Kaylee.  Make-a-Wish and Westfield were able to partner with some of Kaylee’s favorite stores and restaurants, providing almost $2,000 in gift cards and discounts on top of a shopping spree from Make-A-Wish.

Kimba Brown of Westfield Wheaton said, “it was honor to be chosen by Make-A-Wish to assist in granting a wish for a special child.  After some quick engagement with the Foundation to determine needs, the team set out laser focus to deliver the best wish day we possibly could. BIG THANKS to Macy’s, Finish Line, Cinnabon, Dick’s, JCP Penny, H&M, Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, small business Hersheys Ice Cream and a few community partners for providing gift cards, discounts, and surprise & delights to make the day spectacular.”

Her schedule for the day:

  • 11:00am: Arrival at Security for sign-in (Greeted by MCP and Westfield management team).  “Surprise basket presented by MCP & Westfield present balloons, a basket and a $250 gift card
  • 11:15am: Macy’s (Presentation of Gift Card & basket  from General Manager)
  • 11:30am: JCP (Presentation of Gift Card  & basket by General Manager)
  • 11:45am: Bath & Body Works (Basket presented a gift & 20% off from General Manager)
  • 12:00pm: Hershey’s Ice Cream (Stop for a complementary sweet treat)
  • 12:15pm: Aero (Greeted by the General Manager and gave 20 % off shopping trip)
  • 12:45pm: Ardene (Greeted by the General Manager and gave 20 % off shopping trip)
  • 1:00pm: IHOP (Complimentary lunch with presentation of baskets; greetings from General Manager, team and mascot)
  • 2:45pm: H&M (Greeted by the personal shopper with 35% off shopping trip)
  • 3:15pm: Dick’s (Greeted by the team, personal shopper, balloons, posters, gift basket & a gift card towards shopping trip)
  • 3:45pm: Cinnabon (Stop for complementary sweet treat to-go)
  • 3:50pm: Finishline (35% discounted off shopping trip)
  • 4:05pm: Target (Presentation of Gift Card  & basket by General Manager & team)
  • 4:30pm: Farewell Presentation (Well wishes from Marketing Manager, presentation of acrylic painting don’t by Facility Manager, purple flowers presented by the Security team, 12- purple balloon release outside food court/entrance 7, and closing with an official MCPD escort home. (2 police cars and 2 police motorcycles followed our VIP home while in her Limo)

About the VIP: Kaylee is 12 years old and can be very shy. Her favorite color is purple, and her favorite animal is a llama. She likes to paint, draw, and go hiking. She likes the marvel movies. She enjoys going to the park and spending time with her family. One of the main things she is looking to get during her shopping spree is a new iPhone. She and her family would like to eat at the nearby IHop for lunch.

Photos courtesy of Westfield Wheaton

Recent Stories

A Silver Spring man is $100,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery scratch-off ticket from KW Beer and Wine located at 8513 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring. Full story…

Per Montgomery County: County Executive Marc Elrich responded to the passage of the FY25 Operating and Capital Budgets by the County Council. Nearly 100 percent of the County Executive’s recommended…

Montgomery County Board of Education President Karla Silvestre and Dr. Monique Felder, Interim Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools have released the following statement regarding the FY 2025 operating budget:

The Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office has released the body-cam footage from a fatal collision that occurred following an attempted traffic stop on Rockville Pike last month.

Washington City Paper is hosting its annual Best of D.C. contest -- and Well-Paid Maids is eyeing the Best Maid Service category. If you missed it: Well-Paid Maids has secured first place for the past three years. Can you help us snag gold again? Simply go to the ballot and write in your vote for the best maid service. In case you need a refresher before you vote, Well-Paid Maids is the only certified living-wage cleaning company in the D.C. area. We pay our cleaners, who are W-2 employees, at least $24 an hour and offer benefits like insurance, 24 paid days off per year and more. Voting is open until June 10 at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced July 18. (We'll keep you posted!) Thank you for your support -- and if you still haven't booked a spring cleaning yet, now is the time!

Submit your own Announcement here.

Oak Chapel is excited that Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (PPMCO) in partnership with Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) have selected the Oak Chapel Hub as the location for the first mini-food pantry/mini library in Montgomery County. Please join us for the cupboard unveiling on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM (rain or shine). This is scheduled to be an outdoor event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the main church building (Hub distribution location). The cupboard will be fully stocked and ready for the community to take what they need and leave what they can. It is a privilege to be able to continue to serve the 20906 community.

Fighting food insecurity, feeding families.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

https://www.filmindependent.org/sponsored-projects/ultimate-bias/

https://www.silvanomarifilms.com/jis

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.

×

Subscribe to our mailing list