ProSource has announced that the organization continues to support Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas despite the pandemic and the inability to hold the annual fundraiser. In addition to a $10,000 cash donation from the ProSource organization, the ProSource member and vendor community stepped up alongside the group to contribute an additional value of more than $20,000 in donated products and pro bono design and installation hours to create a home theater for Wish Kid Miles. The home theater system that Miles wished for was organized and installed by ProSource Power member, Macauley Technologies, LLC, who worked with the homeowners and a custom home builder in the Austin, TX, market. Under the project management direction of Bryan Arnold, vice president of technical operations, they contributed their time as well as additional products to complete the installation.
The ProSource vendors responsible for the contribution of equipment include AudioQuest, Control4/SnapAV, Origin Acoustics, Screen Innovations, Sony Electronics, Sound United, and, SurgeX. The Wish Reveal was hosted by Miles’ family as a surprise on Saturday, December 12, with Bryan Arnold and Ian Shaw, VP of business development from Macauley Technologies, in attendance, joined by Jason Russell, vice president, residential sales at Screen Innovations. The event unveiled not only the theater room, but also featured a time-lapsed video of the project from start to finish with guest appearances by Jessica Paskon, vice president of finance and operations at ProSource; Jeff Goldstein, head of sales custom installation channel at Sony Electronics; Kevin Zarow, vice president – AV specialty and custom integration at Sound United; Jason Russell; and Bryan Arnold.
“Miles is a resilient boy and he loves movies and candy,” says Miles’ father, Jason Embry. “This is a special place in his house and serves as a reminder of the journey we have been through together and the large community of people who have supported us, from those we know to those we do not know. He has developed a love for Chicago, the city where he had his surgery. We go back several times a year for checkups, and he calls it his ‘secret hideout city,’ and he loves the Chicago Bears and Cubs.”
“We are so fortunate to have an organization like ProSource support our mission of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and, most importantly, building resilience for the family as a whole,” says Kathrin Brewer, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas. “They have supported our organization and families tremendously in the past, and their passion and energy making Miles’ home theater wish come true.”
“We are so proud of our organization and the generous donations of time and equipment from our partners to make one little boy feel so special,” says Jessica Paskon, vice president of finance and operations, ProSource. “Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. We are honored to play our part in supporting their dedication.”
For more information about Make-A-Wish CSTX, visit www.cstx.wish.org.
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