Is your school, club, organization, or youth program looking to help make a difference in a child’s life? The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of South Carolina’s Kids For Wish Kids® program allows you to do just that by granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Kids For Wish Kids is an extremely popular program for kids because it is managed by kids like you! As kids, you are responsible for forming committees, coming up with fundraising ideas, and carrying them out. Teachers and parents often serve as advisors, but ownership of the group belongs solely to you and the other kids involved.
But the program does more than just that- it fosters the value of community service by providing you with hands-on experience in helping to grant wishes. It also provides a mechanism for building school spirit and creating an additional partnership between children and teachers outside of the classroom.
One spectacular addition to our Kids For Wish Kids program is it’s new sponsor - Trusted Choice®! Trusted Choice® Agents in South Carolina joined forces with Make-A-Wish South Carolina in early 2012 by donating a grant of $50,000 to match 100% of the funds raised through the Kids For Wish Kids and Wishmakers On Campus programs. Local Trusted Choice® agents have been participating in check presentations at schools across the state to spread the news and funds! Local agencies will also take part in workplace giving projects to enhance the matching grant amount.
Each year, there are over 400 children in South Carolina communities diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina needs your help to reach them so we can grant their wishes. The opportunities available for fundraising activities through the Kids For Wish Kids program are endless– anything from a bake sale or penny war to a dance marathon or student/teacher basketball game– it’s all up to your imagination.
Ready to begin your Kids For Wish Kids fundraising activity? Click here to find out how to get started and for a list of project ideas to get your creative brain wheels spinning. Don’t forget that you can host one project or several projects over the course of a week, month, or even semester. And there are always wishes waiting to be granted, so you can take part any time of the year.
To receive more information on how to host a Kids For Wish Kids fundraiser, please contact Mary Silverberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.