FC Barcelona’s Contributions to Make-A-Wish International

 

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Make-A-Wish Foundation
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Krishen Iyer leads Iyer Real Estate, LLC, through which he buys and sells properties in California. Outside of work, Krishen Iyer donates to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In June of 2016, Make-A-Wish International received support through a collaboration between FC Barcelona and clothing brand REPLAY, which together launched the Suit Up to Help Grant Wishes Auction. Held from June 1 through June 17, the charitable auction included jerseys and accessories worn by soccer stars like Messi, Piqué, Iniesta, and Neymar. Through the Suit Up to Help Grant Wishes Auction, FC Barcelona sought to raise money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions.

The auction was not the first time that FC Barcelona contributed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The club has granted more than 200 wishes to children through the FC Barcelona Foundation. Many of the wishes granted have allowed children to meet the players and attend games and practice sessions.