About Kids for Wish Kids
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. This year, we plan to grant more than 150 wishes for our BC and Yukon wish kids, and we need your help!
Kids for Wish Kids® School Program
The Make-A-Wish® Foundation is dedicated to granting the wishes of children aged 3-17 who are living with a critical illness. The Kids for Wish Kids school program is for students of all ages; pre-school to university. In the 2016/17 school year we had over 30 schools participate.
Kids for Wish Kids (KFWK) program connects the schools with our foundation so that together we can grant wishes and change lives. Through the program, students learn the value of compassion, selflessness, community and what it means to help those in need. Our staff will work with your school to help with fundraiser ideas, and other ways they can raise money in order to help grant a wish.
Here's how your school can get involved:
Students decide on a fundraising project. It could be a single project like a fundraising dance or a series of projects throughout the year for a Grad Legacy project. It's important that your school lets us know of your project as we have support materials available (balloons, banners, etc.). In some cases, we may be able to arrange for a speaker to visit your school.
Students are encouraged to form a club or committee to brainstorm fundraising ideas, set a goal, and divide up the work. Don't forget to publicize your campaign in your school community.
Schools that raise a minimum of $1,000 are eligible to participate in our Adopt-A-Wish program supporting a particular child's wish and receive details of the wish once it's completed.
Why Kids for Wish Kids?
It's flexible: fundraisers can be done anytime throughout the school year. Fundraising fits well with studies on social responsibility, leadership, student council and WE Day Projects. We're here to help- we can provide you with support to make your fundraising efforts even more successful. At Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon we are proud to be able to have $0.82 from every dollar donated go straight toward granting wishes. That means that more of your funds are able to spread hope, strength and joy to our wish kids!
To get involved contact our chapter and we will get you started!
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