Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Launches NFTs in Support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
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It's about time to get out of the work grind, put in the turkey, and watch the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. However, this year, the parade will be a little different. No, this isn't just because of the effects of the pandemic, it's actually due to the new NFTs that have been launched to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

This year, the parade will feature ten NFTs that people can bid on. These range anywhere from the 1980s Ice Cream Cone to the 1920s Toy Soldier. All proceeds from this auction will go to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity that Macy's commonly sponsors.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a foundation that was inspired in 1980 by a boy named Christopher James Greicius who was just seven when he began battling leukemia. Christopher always wished to become a police officer, but due to his diagnosis, there was no telling if he would get the chance to achieve his dreams. Therefore, his community in Phoenix decided to do their best to make sure that he could achieve his dream, allowing him a chance to become a police officer before he passed.
Photo from Make-A-Wish Foundation of America Website

After Christopher's death, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was formed, with hopes of giving children that were suffering from critical illnesses experiences that would help them through unfavorable times. The launch of this foundation took place in 1981, and Frank Salazar was the first child that the foundation granted a wish for.

Today, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over half a million wishes worldwide, and they have been able to make a substantial impact on the lives of children and those in the community. If you would like to learn more about this foundation and how it might help someone in your community, feel free to visit their website.

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