Kids for Wish Kids®

You can share the power of a wish® at any age.

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Kids For Wish Kids® is a Make-A-Wish® program that enables students to discover philanthropy by selecting their own fundraising project and managing it from start to finish, with little or no help from their teachers. Students develop leadership skills, build self-esteem and learn about teamwork while working towards a final goal, making a difference in the life of a child who is fighting overwhelming odds.

Kids For Wish Kids program objectives

  • Increase awareness among children and teenagers about the mission of Make-A-Wish

  • Encourage young people to become actively involved in fulfilling wishes through Make-A-Wish

  • Foster the value of community service, using this program as a hands-on learning experience for children

  • Create school spirit and help students learn how to work together for a common goal

Project Ideas

  • Organize a holiday party, a dance, a bowl-a-thon or walk-a-thon

  • Organize a bake sale or a car wash

  • Sell Make-A-Wish Holiday Cards

You can try one of these ideas or devise a project on your own.

Download the Idea List for more project ideas.

Putting the “fun” in fundraising, Kids For Wish Kids offers youngsters a unique opportunity to raise money for some very special children - Make-A-Wish kids. Kids For Wish Kids is an educational program that enables students to work together and develop leadership skills while raising money for a great cause. With the assistance of parents, teachers, and community leaders Kids For Wish Kids provides students and young people the opportunity to be creative and manage their own fundraiser from start to finish.

View the Kids For Wish Kids Action Pack.

View Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic Fast Facts.

View the Idea List.

If you want to join in the fun and raise money to help grant wishes, please contact: Lindsay Cryer at or 301-962-9474. 

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How to Start a Fundraiser

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.

Step 1 - Get organized

Determine whether this will be an individual or group project, and form a committee if you need to. Then, brainstorm what fundraiser you are going to plan. You can use our list of Kids For Wish Kids ideas for inspiration.

Step 2 – Choose a date and location

Once you have decided what you want to do, work with your advisor to decide the best date and location for your fundraiser.

Step 3 – Look over the rules

Make sure you know all the guidelines about fundraising for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic by reading the Kids For Wish Kids Action Pack.

Step 4 – Register your event

Fill out the Kids For Wish Kids form and email, mail or fax it to the Make-A-Wish office. Then, contact Lindsay Cryer at 301-962-9474 or, to discuss your project, develop a budget, ask questions and find out how the office can help.

Step 5 – Get the word out

• Design posters and flyers that you can put up at your school and in the community to get as much support as possible for your event.

• Challenge other homerooms, classes or schools. This is a great way to get more students involved in your fundraiser. The more students involved, the more fun it can be, and the more successful your fundraiser will be.

• Request a letter from the Make-A-Wish office to send out to parents and businesses in your community to get support and donations.

• If you are interested in sharing information about your event with the media please first contact Tara Wilson-Jones at 301-962-9474 for guidance and direction.

Step 6 – Finish up

• Turn in your money to the Make-A-Wish office within 30 days of the event.

• Send a check or money order to:

Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic
5272 River Road, Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20816

• Plan a recognition assembly for the school. Work with our Events Coordinator if you’d like to request a chapter representative or volunteer to attend the presentation.

• Meet with your committee to discuss the success of the event and brainstorm any opportunities for future projects.

If you have any questions along the way, contact us: 301-962-9474 or e-mail

Stay in Touch

 Questions about planning a fundraiser?

Contact us!

Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
5272 River Road
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20816
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc., Baltimore Field Office
9475 Deereco Road
Deer Park Center, Suite 306
Timonium, MD 21093
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc., Delaware Field Office
3519 Silverside Road
Ridgely Building Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19810