Engage your community and help grant wishes by creating your own initiatives, projects and fundraisers to benefit Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. We offer opportunities for grade school students with Kids For Wish Kids and college students with Wishmakers on Campus. Looking for more ways to make an impact? Consider joining our Youth Leadership Council!
Kids For Wish Kids®
The Kids For Wish Kids program engages students, schools and youth organizations in philanthropy and service activities in partnership with Make-A-Wish. The program encourages community service, leadership, volunteerism and teamwork. It builds team spirit and gives students hands-on experience fundraising to help create life-changing wishes for kids fighting critical illnesses.
Kids For Wish Kids puts kids in charge. They take the lead to brainstorm fundraising ideas, create action plans and manage everything from start to finish. Students can even combine their efforts for existing school events, such as Wish Week or field day.
Wishmakers On Campus
Wishmakers On Campus is designed as a hands-on, student driven service-learning program benefiting Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. The program empowers college organizations, student governments, athletic teams and Greek organizations with ideas, objectives and tools to run a successful fundraiser and bring hope and joy to local children. By planning fundraisers, hosting events and raising donations for Make-A-Wish, participants can help fund life-changing wishes for children fighting critical illnesses.
Youth Leadership Council
Through the Youth Leadership Council, high school students learn valuable skills such as leadership, organization, budgeting and planning, that will be helpful in college, at work and beyond. Our goal is to grow this program into a network of youth that will ensure that every eligible child’s wish is granted.
Council members attend monthly meetings and work together on engaging their communities and raising vital funds to help make wishes come true.