A Kids-Helping-Kids Philanthropy Program
Kids For Wish Kids® is a Make-A-Wish® program that enables students to discover philanthropy by designing their own fundraising project and managing it from start to finish. Students develop leadership skills, build self-esteem, and learn about teamwork while directly impacting the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
- Increase awareness among children and teenagers about the mission of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
- Encourage young people to become actively involved in fulfilling wishes for local kids
- Foster the values of community service, volunteerism, teamwork, leadership skills, and school spirit in a hands-on learning experience
How to Start a Fundraiser
Step 1 – Brainstorm your ideal fundraiser. We have lots of ideas you can choose from below or you can create your own.
Step 2 – Recruit your teachers, parents, sports teams, clubs, friends and your community can all help to make a fundraiser successful!
Step 3 – Plan.
Pick a day, or a whole week, to hold your fundraiser. Choose a location and confirm everything with your adult advisors. Contact the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic office at email@example.com
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Step 4 – Promote. Design and create posters and flyers to share at school and in your community. The Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic office can help! The more people you get involved, the more fun and successful your event will be!
Step 5 – Celebrate! At the end of your fundraiser, a Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic representative can come and speak with you and your classmates about your impact! Then, share your experience, tally your totals, and make your impact known!
Try one of these events, pair multiple together to create a Wish Week at your school, brainstorm your own ideas, or contact the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic office for more information and ideas! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charge admission, include door prizes or a silent auction and incorporate a bake sale
- Students vs. Teacher Events – Challenge your teachers at a sport or pie-in the face challenge
- Fun Runs – Involve your whole community and encourage competition!
- Talent Shows – Display your talents for a cause
- School Dances – Theme around a Wish Type! “I wish to go”, “I wish to be”, etc.
- Rival School Sports Tournaments – Engage in some friendly competition!
- Spaghetti Dinner or Pancake Breakfast – Have your team or club host a fun themed event
We know tons of FUNdraising games, here are a few:
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- Penny Wars! – Compete against each other to collect the most money. Pennies count as positive points. All other money (nickels, dimes, quarters, bills) count as negative points equal to the cent value.
- How Many in a Jar? – Load up a jar full of goodies and ask students to guess how many is in the jar. Ask for a donation to guess, and give the winner a prize.
- Jail & Bail – Play this school-wide game for a week! For a donation, students and teachers can be “arrested”, bailed out or set free.
Sell during sports games, lunches or other school events. Recruit parents too!
- Make-A-Wish Wall – Sell special Make-A-Wish paper stars that can be provided to you, each donor can write their name on a star to be displayed.
- Sell T-Shirts – Develop a cool design, include your school’s logo or your club’s colors!
- Sell Make-A-Wish Bracelets – Sell special Make-A-Wish bracelets that can be ordered through the Make-A-Wish office.
- Candy Grams / Holiday Sales – Pick a holiday and dedicate all sales as donations! (Pumpkins, Candy Canes, American Flags, etc.)