When you wish upon a star

NRCA members turn wishes into reality through philanthropy

"When a star is born, they possess a gift or two, one of them is this: They have the power to make a wish come true."

The lyrics from the song "When You Wish Upon a Star," written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Disney's 1940 film adaptation of Pinocchio, gave hope to a fictional character that his wish to become a real boy could come true. The original version was sung by Cliff Edwards through the character Jiminy Cricket and is heard during the final scene. The song resonated so well with audiences, it has since become the representative song of The Walt Disney Company.

In the real world, the stars who make wishes come true walk among us every day. According to Giving USA,™ an organization that has provided comprehensive charitable giving data for more than 60 years, in 2016, charitable donations increased 2.7 percent to reach a new high of $390 billion.

And in the roofing industry, there is no shortage of stars who help turn wishes into reality. From donating a roof system to a single mother of three children in need to raising money for police armor, NRCA members are overwhelmingly generous givers to their communities.