The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Our chapter territory includes all of Virginia except for 4 1/2 northern Virginia counties. Since 1987, more than 3,600 wishes have been granted by our chapter at an average cost of $7,000 each. The Kids For Wish Kids Program is designed to involve K-12 through college age students in the wish-granting process by encouraging the development of events to raise funds to grant local wishes and educate the public about the services available to medically-qualified families. The most frequent children’s wishes are: I wish to go; I wish to have; I wish to be and I wish to meet.
Individual students, teachers, clubs and organizations interested in developing a community service project to help grant a local wish are encouraged to contact me to discuss ideas and opportunities. I will continue to work with them through the project to facilitate success and give recognition for their efforts!
Lyn Benson, Kids For Wish Kids Program Manager
2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 302
Richmond, Virginia 23294