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.
For more information, or to receive a Kids For Wish Kids® Toolkit, please contact Sarah Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-525-9474 (south Texas) or Courtney Gremillion at email@example.com or 512-329-9474 (central Texas).
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.