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Student Fundraising

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.



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

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

Kids for Wish Kids®

Kids for Wish Kids logoKids 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. 

Click here for a Kids for Wish Kids info packet with ideas.

Click here for a information card that you can share with your school!

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!

  • Plum Borough High School Annual Telethon, Plum, PA

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

  • Nazareth Area High School Whistling for a Wish Record-Breaking Event, Nazareth, PA

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

  • Steckel Elementary School Cool Shades Day, Whitehall, PA

  • Central York High School 16th Birthday Party

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

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

  • Minersville Elementary School Bunny Hop, Minersville, PA

  • Ohrwashel Family Book Sale, Nazareth, PA

  • Whitfield Elementary School Pajama Day, West Lawn, PA

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 KFWK packet for ideas.

  • 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

  • North Pocono High School Seniors supported Make-A-Wish as part of their graduation projects and raised $851.

Wishmakers on Campus®

Wishmakers on Campus logoCollege 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 flyer with ideas.
  • Penn State Behrend welcomes wish kid Lauren

  • Duquesne University Miss Duquesne Pageant

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Make-A-Wish Day

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

  • Edinboro University presents proceeds from Big Wish Benefit

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