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          Comments from Wishing Well Users

The following summary excerpts are letters from satisfied users of Spiral Wishing Wells. We would be happy to send you photocopies of the original letters upon request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please specify which letters you would like to see.

Please note that these letters are not intended to predict income. There are many variables that affect income such as the number of people walking past, the location within the store or restaurant, and the most critical variable is the attitude of the management. The more they like it, the more they feature it.

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Shirl Davies-Morris, Wal-Mart, Beloit, Wisconsin
"We placed it at the grocery entrance about two months ago and have consistently collected between $40 and $45 per day ever since. I am so pleased with its fundraising potential that I am ordering an additional unit to be placed at the general merchandise entrance as well."

Wendy Congleton, McDonald's Manager
"For the past two years, my company has experienced great success with both your two foot and three foot wishing wells which average about $300 a month. Not only does your company provide these wonderful fund raising tools, but the service is excellent."

Edward Ramsey, McDonald's Owner/Operator
"We used to collect about $30 to $50 per month with the official collection canister. Since placing a Wishing Well, we've collected $300 to $500 each month."

Craig Schrader, McDonald's Owner/Operator
"Just an update on the six Spiral Wishing Wells we're using for the Ronald McDonald Children's Charities. We average close to $900 per month. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you."

Fran Rushman, K-Mart #4051
"We average about $300 per month and have increased the number of children we sponsor each year from 20 to 50."

Jay Mayfield, Wal-Mart, Minot, North Dakota
On average we pull about $150 to $200 out of our Well each week.

Captain Larry Burke, Kern County Sheriff's Office, Tehachapi, CA
We first placed our Well in the entrance of our local Wal-Mart store and brought in $125 a month. We then moved it to the exit area where it has jumped to $220 per month.Therefore, it paid for itself in about 6 months and has been all profit for our organization since Please find enclosed our order for a Three-Footer."

Tedd Galloway, Captain, Salvation Army
"For the second year in a row, we have used one of your Spiral Wishing Wells in front of our local K-mart. We broke our own one-day record of $532 with a total of $864! We really like these wells as a supplement to the traditional kettle."

Doug Wead, Canyonville Christian Academy, Canyonville, Oregon
~April 19, 2000: "The count is in, and we shattered the old one-day record with $7,352.39. Isn't that fantastic! Of course, many people put in wads of bills and some pretty large checks. I'm so glad we're on the world's map with a record. If it is to be broken, I hope we're the ones to do it next year!"

Robert Sheldon, Christian Record Services
"One of my K-Mart Wells took in over $2,500 in five weeks." (CRS has raised over $10,000,000 with over 300 Wells since 1985)

Janice Harris, Area Coordinator of The Dream Factory
"Thanks for all of your helpful hints. Our first Well has raised nearly $4700 in 24 months and we are really excited to order another one."

Sue Hodell, American Heart Association
"The Well brought in $1200 at the Mall, mostly on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday." (The American Heart Association had a weekend event beside a fresh cookie store that gave away a small cookie in the shape of a heart to anyone who tossed a quarter or more into the Well. The small cookies tasted so good, people bought large ones, so the cookie store had greater than normal sales. This was a very effective promotion because everyone wins.)

Rick McCormick, Burger King Manager
"Currently we have 6 wells in our stores which are generating an average income of $5 to $7 a day."

Hoody Sexton, 7-11 Franchise Owner
"For the last eleven years, out of 8,000 Seven-Eleven Stores, I have been in the top five raising money for the Jerry Lewis Telethon. My Spiral Wishing Well is my number one fund raiser . . . at over $16 per day. We average about 2,000 customers a day and most of them come in regularly. Interestingly, those same people toss coins in day after day---even if it's only a few cents change from a cup of coffee."

Jim Barr, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
"I have 12 Wells in Arby's Restaurants raising money for MADD in this area of Florida. Arby's calls me when they open a new store asking for another Well, and MADD is very pleased with the results."

Kevin Feeney, Honolulu Zoo
"We average $2,036 per month in our 3 wells."

American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums
"From June through December, the Toronto Zoo received $21,650 in four Wells."

Frederick Wolf, Air Force Museum, Dayton Ohio
"When visitors fill out questionnaires declaring what they like the best about the museum, many of them list 'the spiral wishing well' above the millions of dollars worth of airplanes, jets, rockets, and space ships!" (Over $300,000 has been tossed into this Well since it was placed in 1985.)

George W. Benz, Ph.D., Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN
"With the Wishing Well raising over $15,000 each year since its installation, the success of this devise has far exceeded our expectations."

Museum and Zoo List

The following locations represent a cross-section of Museums, Zoos, and other public organizations which have purchased one or more Spiral Wishing Wells. You will notice that many institutions place one or more "on-site" and others in retail locations which raise lots of money and serve as "billboards" inviting people to come visit at the same time. If any of these locations are near you, please go and experience the phenomenon in person. Virtually all of these locations have the Three-Foot diameter models. If you visit, you will notice that some have built their own custom base to fit their decor.

Austria, Velden, Karnten Werbung GesmbH
Austria, Vienna, Schonbrunner Tiergarten (9 Three-Footers)
Finland, Tietomaa Science Center
Germany, Bemen, Stiftung Universum GMBH
Germany, Kassel, Raffeisen Rechanzentrum
Germany, Munich, Deutsches Museum
Germany, Osnabrueck, Museum am Schoelerberg
Holland, Sijthoff Planetarium
Holland, Noorder Dierenpark, Emmen

Australian Embassy
Albany, West Australia, Residency Museum
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
West Perth, Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Alberta, Calgary Zoo
Halifax, Dalhousie University
Manitoba, Children's Museum
New Brunswick, Cherry Brook Zoo
Ontario, D. Mills, Science Center
Ontario, Hamilton, Art Gallery
Ontario, Toronto Zoo (4 Wells)
Ontario, Well and Historical Museum
BC, Vancouver, Science World
Saskatoon Zoo

United States
AL, Anniston, Museum of Natural History
AL, Birmingham, Discovery Place
AL, Birmingham, Red Mountain Museum
AL, Birmingham, Zoo
AL, Gunter, USAF Heritage Hall
AL, Huntsville, Academy of Academics
AL, Ft. Rucker, Army Aviation Museum
AL, Montgomery Zoo
AZ, Phoenix, Arizona Science Center
AZ, Tucson, Flandrau Planetarium
AZ, Tucson, Jewish Community Center
AZ, Tucson, Tucson Air Museum
CA, Berkeley, Hall of Health
CA, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science
CA, Carlsbad, Children's Museum
CA, Chino, The Museum of Planes
CA, Claremont, R.H. Alf Museum
CA, Fresno Zoo (3 Wells)
CA, Inglewood, Hollywood Park
CA, Lake Arrowhead Children's Museum
CA, Long Beach, Children's Museum
CA, Los Angeles, Children's Museum
CA, Modesto Museum
CA, Oakland, East Bay Zoo
CA, Redding, Carter House Museum
CA, Riverside, March AFB Museum
CA, Sacramento, Fairytale Town
CA, San Jose, Convention, Arts, and Entertainment
CA, Santa Ana Zoo (3 Wells)
CA, Santa Barbara Children's Museum (3 Wells)
CA, Santa Barbara Zoo
CA, Santa Monica, Museum of Flying
CA, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Children's Museum
CA, Stockton, Children's museum
CO, Collage Children's Museum
CO, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
CO, Colorado Springs Children's Museum
CO, Englewood, Water For People
CO, Ft. Collins, Discovery Center
CO, Loveland, Parks and Recreation Department
CT, Bridgeport Connecticut Zoo
CT, Kensington, Hungerford Center
CT, Mystic, Marine Life Aquarium
CT, New Haven, Hemophilia Foundation
CT, Niantic Children's Museum
CT, South Norwalk, Maritime Center
CT, Storrs, Museum of Natural History (2 Wells)
CT, West Hartford, Science Museum
DC, Washington, National Air/Space Museum
DC, Washington National Zoo
DE, Dover Air Force Base museum
FL, Boca Raton, Microplex Science Museum
FL, Bradenton, South Florida Museum
FL, Clearwater, Marine Science Center
FL, Davie, Flamingo Gardens
FL, Eglin AFB Museum (2 Wells)
FL, Ft. Lauderdale, Discovery Center
FL, Gainesville, Museum of Natural History
FL, Jacksonville, History and Science Museum (2 Wells)
FL, Jacksonville Zoo
FL, Key West Maritime Heritage
FL, Melbourne, Space Coast Science Museum
FL, Miami, Miami Zoo (6 Wells)
FL, Tallahassee, Odyssey Science Center
FL, Patrick AFB Space Museum
FL, Pensacola, Naval Aviation Museum
FL, Sanibel, Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
FL, Starke, Camp Blanding Museum
FL, Tallahassee, Junior Museum
FL, Tampa, Lowry Park Zoo
FL, Tampa, Science and Industry Museum
FL, West Palm Beach, Science museum
GA, Albany Museum of Art
GA, Atlanta, Harper Planetarium (3 Wells)
GA, Macon, Museum of Arts and Sciences
GA, Columbus, Arts and Sciences
GA, Columbus State University
GA, Statesboro, Georgia Southern Museum
GA, Warner-Robbins AFB Museum (2 Wells)
HI, Honolulu Maritime Center
HI, Honolulu Zoo (3 Wells)
HI, Haleiwa, Waimea Arboretum (3 Wells)
HI, Honokaa, Brantley Center
HI, Kamuela, North Hawaii Hospice
IA, Cedar Falls University Museum
IA, Des Moines, Very Special Arts
ID, Boise, The Discovery Center
ID, Idaho Falls, Tautphaus Park Zoo
IL, Bloomington Children's Discovery Museum
IL, Champaign Public Library
IL, Chicago, Brookfield Zoo
IL, Coal Valley, Niabi Zoo
IL, Decatur, Scovill Children's Zoo
IL, Elgin, Children's Discovery Museum
IL, Peoria, Glen Oak Zoo (2 Wells)
IL, Peoria, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences
IL, Peoria, Wildlife Prairie Park
IL, Quincy Museum
IL, Rockford, Discovery Center
IL, Triton College
IL, Wilmette, Kohl Museum
IN, Bloomington, Wonderlab Children's Museum
IN, Evansville, Mesker Park Zoo (3 Wells)
IN, Evansville Museum of Arts
IN, Ft. Wayne, Children's Zoo
IN, Muncie, Children's Zoo
IN, Peru, Circus Hall of Fame (3 Wells)
IN, South Bend, Otowatomi Zoo (3 Wells)
IN, Studebaker Museum
IN, Terre Haute, Children's Science Technology Center (3 Wells)
KS, Emporia Zoo
KS, Liberal, Liberal Air Museum
KS, Hutchinson, Cosmosphere Space Center
KS, Shawnee, Children's Museum
KS, Topeka Zoo
KS, Wichita, Sedgwick County Zoo
KY, Louisville, History and Science Museum (3 Wells)
KY, Louisville, Louisville Zoo (3 Wells)
KY, Newport Aquarium
LA, Alexandria Zoo
LA, Baton Rouge, LSU Museum (3 Wells)
LA, Baton Rouge Zoo
LA, Monroe, Louisiana Purchase Zoo
LA, New Orleans, Nature and Science Museum
MA, Attleboro, Capron Park Zoo
MA, Boston, New England Aquarium
MA, Dorchester, Boston Zoo
MA, Fall River, Marine Museum
MA, Holyoke, Children's Museum
MA, Palmer Public Library
MD, Baltimore, Academy of Science
MI, Alpena, Jesse Besser Museum
MI, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Museum (3 Wells)
MI, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan
MI, Detroit Science Center
MI, Detroit Zoo (3 Wells)
MI, East Jordan, Raven Hill Discovery Center
MI, East Lansing, Abrams Planetarium
MI, Flint Children's Museum
MI, Flint, Longway Planetarium
MI, Grand Rapids Children's Museum
MI, Grand Rapids, John Ball Zoo (3 Wells)
MI, Grand Rapids, Public Museum
MI, Lansing, Potter Park Zoo (3 Wells)
MI, Saginaw Children's Zoo
MN, Altura, Whitewater State Park
MN, Apple Valley, Minnesota Zoo (3 Wells)
MN, Brown County Museum
MN, Faribault, River Bend nature Center
MN, Grand Rapids, DNR Wildlife Museum
MN, Minneapolis, International Wolf Center
MN, Minneapolis Public Library
MN, St. Cloud, Sterns County Heritage Center
MN, St. Paul, Como Zoo
MN, St. Paul, Department of Natural Resources
MN, St. Paul, University of Minnesota
MN, ULM, German Park
MO, Chesterfield, Butterfly House
MO, Leasburg, Onondaga Cave State Park
MS, Hattiesburg, Kamper Park Zoo
MS, Jackson Zoo
NC, Greensboro Children's Museum
NE, Bellevue, Strategic Air Command Museum
NE, Lincoln Children's Museum
NE, Lincoln University of Nebraska
NE, Omaha, Henry Doorly Zoo
NE, Scottsbluff, Riverside Zoo
NH, Portsmouth, Children's Museum
NJ, Manmouth County Deal Park
NJ, Medord, Air Victory Museum
NM, Albuquerque, Farming Museum
NM, Albuquerque, US DOE Energy, Atomic Museum
NM, Albuquerque, Museum of Natural History
NM, Farmington Museum
NM, Santa Fe, Children's Museum
NY, Binghampton Public Library
NY, Binghampton, The Roberson Center (3 Wells)
NY, Bronx Zoo
NY, Buffalo, Natural Science Museum
NY, Buffalo Zoo (3 Wells)
NY, Holtzville, Help Save Wildlife Fund
NY, Kingston, Hudson River Maritime Museum
NY, Niagara Falls Aquarium
NY, Nyack, Hudson Valley Children's Museum
NY, Ossining, Teatown Nature Preserve
NY, Riverhead, Atlantis Marine World
NY, Staten Island, Arts and Sciences
NY, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
NY, Syracuse, Burnet Park Zoo
NY, Tonawanda SPCA
NY, Utica Children's Museum
NY, Utica Zoo
NC, Chapel Hill, Morehead Planetarium
NC, Durham, Life and Science Museum
NC, Gastonia, Schiele natural History Museum (4 Wells)
NC, Greensboro, Nature Science Center
NC, Hickory, Catawba Science Center
NC, Kill Devil Hills, Ecological Preserve
NC, Ocean Isle Museum
NC, Winston-Salem Nature Science Museum
OH, Akron Zoo
OH, Canton, McKinley Museum
OH, Cincinnati Zoo (5 Wells)
OH, Cincinnati, Krohn Conservatory
OH, Cincinnati, Natural History Museum
OH, Cleveland, Aviation Museum
OH, Cleveland, Children's Museum
OH, Cleveland, Health Museum
OH, Cleveland, Natural History Museum (2 Wells)
OH, Cleveland, University Hospital
OH, Columbus Zoo
OH, Columbus, Center of Science and Industry (3 Wells)
OH, Dayton, United States AFB Museum
OH, Dayton, Young Astronauts Council (2 Wells)
OH, Toledo, Toledo Zoo (3 Wells)
OH, Zanesville, Zane Grey Museum
OK, Oklahoma city Zoo Park
OR, Klamath Falls, Children's Museum
OR, Multnomah County Library
OR, Pendleton, Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon
OR, Portland, Metro Park Zoo (3 Wells)
OR, Portland, Museum of Science and Industry (4 Wells)
OR, Salem, Gilbert House Children's Museum
PA, Erie Zoo
PA, Philadelphia, Museum for Children (3 Wells)
PA, Philadelphia USO Center
PA, Philadelphia Zoo
RI, Providence, Roger Williams Zoo (4 Wells)
SC, Charleston Museum
SC, Columbia, Museum of Art
SC, Rockhill, York County Museum (2 Wells)
SD, Ellsworth Heritage Museum (3 Wells)
SD, Sioux Falls, Great Plains Zoo
TN, Chattanooga, Ballet Tennessee
TN, Chattanooga, Tennessee Aquarium
TN, Knoxville Zoo
TN, Memphis Zoo
TN, Nashville, Cumberland Life/Science Museum (2 Wells)
TN, Tullahoma, Hands On Science Center
TX, Corpus Christi, State Aquarium
TX, Dallas, The Science Place
TX, Dallas Zoo
TX, El Paso, Chamizal Memorial
TX, El Paso Zoo
TX, Ft Worth Museum of Science & History
TX, Ft. Worth Zoo (2 Wells)
TX, Houston, Natural Science Museum
TX, Houston Zoo
TX, Midland, Museum of the Southwest
TX, San Antonio, Institute of Texan Cultures
TX, San Antonio Zoo
TX, Waco, The Art Center (3 Wells)
UT, Salt Lake City, Hogle Zoo
VA, Charlottesville, Discovery Center
VA, Richmond, Maymont Foundation
VA, Richmond, Virginia Science Museum
VA, Virginia Beach, Marine Museum
VA, Winchester, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum
WA, Cheney, Eastern WA University Museum
WA, Seattle, Pacific Science Center (2 Wells)
WA, Tacoma, Point Defiance Zoo/Aquarium
WA, Wapato, Habitat For Humanity
WV, Wheeling, Benedum Natural Science Museum
WI, Appleton, Outagamie Museum (2 Wells)
WI, Green Bay, Brown County Reforestation Museum
WI, Green Bay, New Zoo
WI, Kenosha, Public Museum
WI, Madison, Children's Museum
WI, Milwaukee Zoo
WI, Oshkosh Zoo
WI, Racine, Historical Society
WY, Casper Planetarium

Other Countries
Japan, Nagoya, Ohtake
New Zealand, Wellington maritime Museum (3 Wells)