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Kids for Wish Kids®

Overview

Kids across the state can make a difference in the lives of Iowa's wish kids.

Inspiring kids to make a lasting impact on their community, the Kids For Wish Kids program engages students, schools and youth organizations in philanthropy and service activities in partnership with Make-A-Wish Iowa. The program encourages community service, leadership, volunteerism and teamwork. It builds team spirit and gives students hands-on experience fundraising to help create life-changing wishes for kids fighting critical illnesses.

For more information on how to bring Kids for Wish Kids into your school or youth organization, please contact Liz Bregenzer, Development Coordinator via yoertramre@vbjn.jvfu.bet or at 515-334-2636.


Objectives

Kids for Wish Kids program objectives: 

  • Increase awareness among children and teenagers about the mission of Make-A-Wish Iowa 
  • Encourage young people to become actively involved in fulfilling wishes through the Make-A-Wish Iowa
  • 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

Ideas

Wish Week 

With a week full of fun you can plan different activities each day or coordinate two or three fundraisers during the week. You can even combine it with existing school events, such as homecoming or spirit week! 

Sell It 

Sales fundraisers are win-win for everyone! Create your own or choose from some of these sales: bake, garage, cookbook, candy grams, holiday gifts baskets, finals "survival" kits, flowers, wristbands, T-shirts, Make-A-Wish stars, etc. 

Miracle Minute 

During an assembly, pep rally or sporting event, set the scoreboard clock or timer for one minute and pass a donation bucket. See how much change - or dollars- you can raise. 

'Thons

Host a danceathon, walkathon, readathon or any other type of 'thon! Encourage friends and family to make general donations and/or pledges for each minute you dance, walk/ run, red, etc.

Get Sporty 

Coordinate a sports tournament or event, and raise funds via registration fees, admission, concessions or contests. Student vs. teachers, faculty vs. administrations or face off with a rival group - the format is up to you.

Fun Night 

Make it a night to remember and raise funds. Whether a game or movie night, carnival or dance, charge an admission fee and sell concessions during the event. Recruit a committee to help with decorations and music. 

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Make-A-Wish® Iowa
3009 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
(515) 334-2636
Toll Free Iowa Only (800) 797-9474