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Plan a Fundraising Event

You have the power to make wishes come true, simply by organizing your friends, coworkers, or community for a Make-A-Wish® fundraiser. Fundraising events are a vital part of helping to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Raising funds for local wish kids is fun and exciting and there are so many ways to do it. It’s all up to your imagination and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your ideas.

Thinking of hosting a fundraising event, benefit or party? Choose Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic as the beneficiary charity and help grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. To get started planning an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, please download and read the Event How-to-GuideSpecial Events Proposal and Licensing Agreement or contact Georgia Katinas


Eleanor donated toys for wish kidsFrequently Asked Questions about Fundraising:

Q. Who can run an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic?

A. Anyone! Any individual or group (employees of a corporation, school/university organization, religious group, etc.) can host an event as long as it is approved by Make-A-Wish.


Q. How do I get approval to host an event?
A. Once you have decided on what type of event you’d like to host and when you’d like to host it, the first step towards getting approval from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is to complete, sign and return the Special Event Form and License Agreement.

Q. What kinds of events do people hold?
A. Individuals and groups hold all sorts of events from golf outings to bowl-a-thons, wine tastings, sports tournaments, motorcycle runs and more!

Q. Is there a minimum donation required to host a fundraiser?

A. There is no minimum amount required to host a fundraiser, but the amount of support you can expect to receive from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, as well as the use of our trademarks and logo, in your publicity and advertising materials will depend on the proceeds you anticipate making to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.


Q. I want to publicize this event through media outlets in my community. Is that okay?

A. All publicity materials (posters, invitations, email announcements, press releases, etc.) need to be approved by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic prior to print and distribution. This is so we can make sure that the terminology used to describe the mission of Make-A-Wish and those we serve is correct.


Q. Where does the money raised at my event go?
A. The proceeds from your event go directly towards our mission of granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions here in the Mid-Atlantic.

For more information, please call 301-962-9474 or email Georgia Katinas at txngvanf@zvqngynagvp.jvfu.bet


Working with Make-A-Wish® for the past ten years has been a heartwarming and rewarding experience. It is a true pleasure to be associated with such a wonderful organization that does so very much for children. We hope to continue our annual Tickled Pink event at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. as a benefit for Make-A-Wish for years to come. ”

— Diana Bulger

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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
5272 River Road
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 962-9474
After Hours Nightline (301) 962-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc., Baltimore Field Office
9475 Deereco Road
Deer Park Center, Suite 306
Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 453-9430
(410) 453-9430