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Students for Wish Kids

Students for Wish Kids

Hey students – let your imagination soar when you come up with ideas to help our wish kids! 

Students of all ages in grade school, middle school, high school and college can select, organize, manage and complete fundraisers within their school, clubs, grade or group. As a part of these programs, students experience the joy of giving, develop school spirit, learn lots of skills, and work toward a common goal of making a wish come true.



Kids for Wish Kids

Kids for Wish Kids is a program designed specifically for elementary and high school students that allows them to help make a difference in the lives of kids with life-threatening medical conditions -- sometimes even their very classmates. An info packet with ideas is on the side panel.

Here are a few steps to help get your school involved in a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish®.

  • Invite a Make-A-Wish® representative to talk to your school
  • Designate one person to be in charge
  • Set a goal and chart your progress
  • Try to get other grades or your whole school involved
  • Start a Kids For Wish Kids Club!

By starting a club at your school, you are guaranteed to always have people help with fundraisers, have a variety of different people to come up with great ideas, be able to hold semester-long or bigger events more easily and be able to make wishes come true for years to come!

  • Seneca High School's 2015 Wishapalooza

  • Central York High School 16th Birthday Party

  • Adlai Stevenson Elementary School Jog-A-Thon, Plum, PA

  • East Penn School District Carnations for a Cause, Emmaus, PA

  • Crazy Hair Day

  • Stella with organizers of the Clover Hill Golf Festival

  • Cool Shades Day

  • Trophies presented

  • DuBois Middle School students throw pies at the principals

  • Fox Chapel High School Betty Croker Bake Sale, Fox Chapel, PA

  • Start your engines!

  • McDowell Senior High School Walking for the Cause Check Presentation, Erie, PA

  • The Ohrwashel Family

  • Teams assemble on the court for the tournament

  • Plum Borough Telethon 2012

  • The games begin

  • Charleston Regional Manager Marisa Pedro with students in costume

  • Cha-Cha New Yorker move

  • Wish kid Mitch with members of the 2015 Wish Lacrosse Team

  • Starting line

Graduation Projects

A Make-A-Wish fundraiser is a terrific way for students to fulfill their high school graduation requirements AND discover the valuable lessons in making a sincere difference in a child's life. We have lots of ideas and experience. Take a look at our information packet on the side for ways to get started, ideas and forms.

  • Marissa and organizers take a ride in a Model A

  • Softball team closeup

  • Wish kid Billy holds skating party for senior project

  • Dallas High School Badminton Tournament

  • Lake Lehman High School student Megan Lee holds Horse Show Benefit

  • Cousins

  • Cousins Jeff and Andreo Coury present donation to President and CEO Judi Stone

  • Jalissa Snyder's Basketball Tournament Graduation Project

Wishmakers on Campus®

Wishmakers on Campus logo

College students can be Wishmakers, too!  Through our Wishmakers on Campus® program, college students can raise money for local children who need a little magic in their lives. By getting together with your fraternity or sorority, athletic team, honor society, student government association, community service club, dorm or group of friends, you can raise the money that will make a life-changing impact in the life of a child. The average cost of a wish is $3,900 and any group that raises this amount or more is granted Wishmaker® status. However, any amount that you raise is greatly appreciated and will be used to help bring a smile to a very deserving child. 

Click here for a Wishmakers on Campus info packet with ideas.

  • Zack joins the hosts of the Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish event.

  • Dodge for Wishes

  • Edinboro University students with Isabella.

  • Wish kids with the cheerleaders

  • Wish kid Sam with student fundraisers at Gannon University

  • Dr. Amy Paciej-Woodruff, Ann O'Brien, Make-A-Wish Manager Maggie O'Brien, Sophomore Joseph Hunt, Dr. Mary Jo Gunning

  • Duquesne University Miss Duquesne Pageant

  • Penn State Behrend welcomes wish kid Lauren

  • Students looking for bail money and Make-A-Wish donations

  • University of Scranton students make a donation

  • University of Pittsburgh Chi Omega helps promote Cold Stone Creamery World's Largest Ice Cream Social to benefit Make-A-Wish

  • Student participants of the Wish Bowl

  • 65 hours of playing pool for Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
1031 Quarrier Street
Suite 401
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474