Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
What is the Make-A-Wish Foundation?
Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief drives Make-A-Wish.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.
Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
Student Fundraising & Support
If you’re a student who has decided to not only sign up for an adventure with Choose a Challenge, but fundraise for Make-A-Wish Connecticut as well, we want to help! It’s our job to help you out in anyway we can during your fundraising journey. Some of the areas we can help you in include:
Creating a fundraising strategy plan and timeline
Provide new fundraiser ideas for you and your team
1-on-1 support and advice along the way
As your selected charity, we’ve appointed one of our own team members here to provide that support.
How is the charity involved?
“Hi! I’m Christina and I will be your charity contact at Make-A-Wish Connecticut.
My ultimate goal is to bring people together to join in our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. I hope hearing the stories of our wish kids will inspire you to take on this challenge and meet both the physical and fundraising goals. Throughout the school year, you’ll hear from me through a monthly e-newsletter which includes mission moments, fundraising tips and fun incentives. I’m happy to provide fundraising workshops for participating schools, one-on-one support, answer questions as they arise or simply cheer you on throughout your journey. I look forward to meeting and working with you!”
Charities can provide media assets to help students create flyers and promote their fundraising efforts on social media. These assets can include: logos, favorite blog posts to share, inspiring stories, links to videos, hi-res photos showcasing charity & efforts, etc
Student Fundraising Stories
A collection of blogs written by students who’ve been there before, fundraised for a Choose a Challenge trip before and have offered up their advice for future and current student trekkers
An in-depth guide written by our staff, which includes students who have been Choose a Challenge Campus Leaders and have organized fundraisers with their team in the past. Here’s some of the best ideas we’ve seen over the past few years in one convenient guide
Speak with your charity representative
Set up a time to chat on the phone, email or—if you’re close enough— meet face to face with your charity representative for fundraising support and advice for you and/or your team
To learn more about this charity, please visit their official website by clicking here