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Kids For Wish Kids®

The Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas Kids For Wish Kids program gives schools and organizations in central and south Texas the opportunity to sponsor wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Kids For Wish Kids is an extremely popular program for students because it is managed by the students! They are responsible for coming up with the ideas and carrying them out. Teachers and parents often serve as advisors, but ownership of the project belongs solely to the kids involved.

The program fosters the value of community service by providing students with hands-on experience in helping to grant wishes. It also provides a mechanism for building school spirit and creating additional partnerships between students and teachers outside of the classroom.

The opportunities available for fundraising activities through the Kids For Wish Kids program are endless. Anything from a parking space sale, to a dance marathon, selling links to paper chains or a student/teacher basketball game - it’s all up to the students’ imagination.   Select a fundraising activity from the list, ask us for assistance, or come up with your own!  Each activity has corresponding community service hours designated.

Make-A-Wish Kids For Wish Kids® clubs at local high schools are responsible for holding meetings and events throughout the year that raise funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish children while building a strong connection within the community. Check and see if your school has one that you can join. If not, you can start one!  Kids For Wish Kids® clubs provide avenues for leadership opportunities and community service hours. 

Resources

For more information on how to get involved with Kids For Wish Kids, contact Sarah Conner at 210-525-9474 or fnenu@pfgk.jvfu.bet.

Manor ISD Kids For Wish Kids
Manor ISD has supported Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas for the past 9 years, raising more than $150,000 to help grant wishes for local children. Schools throughout the district helped to raise funds through various school fundraising efforts and a district wide event, the Annual Make-A-Wish 5K Fun Run. Manor ISD raised more than $19,000 this year alone, and since the beginning, they have granted wishes to 10 Make-A-Wish kids who are their own students at Manor ISD schools.

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Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas
2224 Walsh Tarlton Lane
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 329-9474
Toll Free Central Texas Only (800) 880-9474
Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas, San Antonio Regional Office
1931 NW Military Highway
Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78213
(210) 525-9474
Toll free (800) 880-9474