Success Stories

Read some of our success stories from past campaigns.

Bolton High School, Arlington, Tenn.

The National Honor Society students at Bolton High School in Arlington, Tenn., have been loyal and generous supporters of Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, raising $40,000 and granting seven wishes in the past four years.

Brighton High School, Utah

When it comes to helping share the power of a wish®, Brighton High School really makes the grade. Brighton’s Kids For Wish Kids® effort raised an incredible $31,000.

CNY - Walk for Wishes, Syracuse, N.Y.

Wishes came true thanks to the footsteps of many on May 6, 2006, during the first-ever Kids For Wish Kids “Walk for Wishes” event to benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York.

First Assembly Christian School, Cordova, Tenn.

The students of First Assembly Christian School in Cordova, Tenn., raised a whopping $12,000 during an inaugural attempt at sponsoring a wish through the Make-A-Wish Mid-South chapter.

Frankfort High School and Frankfort Community School System, Indiana

The Euvola Sorority from Frankfort High School and Frankfort Community School System raised enough money to grant Brandon’s wish to go on a Wal-Mart shopping spree.

Grahamwood Elementary, Memphis, Tenn.

Grahamwood Elementary School in Memphis, Tenn., is a public school that has now sponsored and granted three wishes through Make-A-Wish Mid-South, the most recent being to three-year-old Johnathan for a Cadillac Escalade that is just his size.

Hillside Elementary, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

For three years in a row, Hillside Elementary in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., has put on a "March is Reading Month" fundraiser for Make-A-Wish.

Houston High School, Germantown, Tenn.

The Student Government Association and DECA members at Houston High School in Germantown, Tenn., combined forces to raise funds to sponsor a child’s wish through Make-A-Wish Mid-South.

K.D. Markley Elementary School, Pennsylvania

Service Club students at K.D. Markley Elementary School presented a $3,000 check to Rebecca Reid, from Make-A-Wish Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley, to help grant Ashley's wish.

Lakeview Elementary, Hudson Valley, N.Y.

For the past decade, Lakeview Elementary has supported Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley in many ways. As a school community, it has raised approximately $75,000 through various fundraisers.

Lewisburg Elementary, Olive Branch, Miss.

You could feel the excitement in the air on the day Lewisburg Elementary School students in Olive Branch, Miss., were poised and ready to surprise wish kid Cazarae with the big news that his wish to go on a shopping spree was coming true!

Liverpool Elementary, Central New York

Wish kids and students at Liverpool Elementary School walked down the runway to raise money for Make-A-Wish Central New York.

Vista Academy, San Diego

One seed of kindness blossomed into a playground full of wishes. It all started when twin sisters Megan and Kaitlyn opted to turn their birthday presents into Make-A-Wish donations and raised more than $2,400.

West Portage Middle School, Portage, Mich.

Seventh-grade students at West Portage Middle School located in Portage, Mich., helped make wishes come true through outstanding and creative fundraising!

Whiteoak High School

The Whiteoak High School Task Force helped Make-A-Wish by duct-taping Mr. Roush, the Whiteoak principal, to the wall.

Winecoff Elementary, Cabarrus County

Each year, fifth-graders in the Cabarrus County Schools program for academic and intellectually gifted (AIG) students are asked to complete a project that makes a difference.