“Once again, we hope to brighten things up and paint the town with stars this holiday season,” says Bob Visocky, founder and executive director of the Kristi Visocky Memorial Foundation. “Kristi’s Wish is a warm and wonderful way to help provide gifts and support for children in need during the holidays.”
This is the eighth year that Kristi’s Wish has been executed, and more than $126,000 has been raised for local child-based charities throughout the years. This year, Kristi’s Wish is adding a new element, Kristi’s Giving Trees, which will be set up at the two Fort Collins C.B. & Potts locations, as well as C.B. & Potts in Westminster. The Giving Trees serve as an additional opportunity to bring joy to local children in need this holiday season. Giving Tree tags will be available starting Nov. 1, and all gifts must be returned to C.B. & Potts by Dec. 17.
The Kristi Visocky Memorial Foundation is family-operated and was founded in 2003 in honor of Kristi Visocky, who was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 21. Her parents wished to continue her legacy of empowering underdogs and troubled youth and have since raised more than $700,000 for local organizations, such as Project Self-Sufficiency, Crossroads Safehouse, SAVA, Child Safe, Mathews House and many more. In addition to Kristi’s Wish, the Foundation has led several other fundraising endeavors, including helping to build a Habitat for Humanity home, hosting the annual Kristi Visocky Memorial Golf Tournament and providing numerous scholarships to young women in the community.
Thank you to participating sponsors for their help and contributions with the 2016 Kristi’s Wish fundraiser: High Country Beverage, Kristi Visocky Memorial Fund, Schrader’s Country Store, BellaSpark and C.B. & Potts.