KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (November 2018): Peyton Gillespie loves shopping and has always wanted to go on her very own shopping spree. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses got out their royal scepter and decreed that Peyton would be going on a shopping spree to the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania.
Peyton’s wish began, staying at the Hyatt House Philadelphia/Plymouth Meeting in Philadelphia. After a luxurious first day relaxing in the hotel, she and her family went to the King of Prussia Mall for her special wish day. When Peyton arrived, she was greeted by the guest services manager of the mall who arranged for a personal shopper to escort her to each store she visited during her wish.
Peyton suffers from an autoimmune disease which she must constantly monitor.
Peyton first shopped for clothing at Justice. Kids Wish Network provided Peyton with a gift card to the store to use on whatever her heart desired. She was surprised that the store was having a mini fashion show and invited her to participate and watch. After her fabulous time in Justice, Peyton went to Build-A-Bear Workshop where she created her own teddy bear. Afterwards, she went to Aveda cosmetics to have a hair makeover and facial.
Peyton also went to Express, Claire’s, Alex & Ani, Old Navy, Oakley, Michael Kors, Forever 21, Lululemon and Bloomingdales. She received a wonderful gift basket or gift card at each store.
After a fun-filled day of shopping, Peyton and her family were treated to a delicious dinner at Seasons 52.
“This wish is very personal to me as I grew up going to The King of Prussia Mall,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai. “I’m glad we were able to provide Peyton with some wonderful experiences at such a fabulous mall.”
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.