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Kids for Wish Kids®

Students Help Grant Wishes for Wish Kids

Kids For Wish Kids is a program about kids who, in their own special way, help other kids who have life-threatening medical conditions.

It is uniquely designed for K-12 school students, student organizations and other youth groups such as scout troops, vacation bible schools and day care centers. Children and students of all ages create ideas for fundraisers and manage the projects with little or no help from their teachers, leaders or supervisors. Along the way, children experience the joy of giving, develop school spirit and learn to work together toward a common goal while making a wish come true.

How to Start Kids For Wish Kids in Your School or Organization

If you would like to start a Kids For Wish Kids project in your school or with your organization, we would be happy to help. Here are some tips to get started: 

Invite a Make-A-Wish® representative to give a presentation at your school. We have talented speakers, videos and lots of photos of our wish children. Once students find out about Make-A-Wish and see the smiles a wish can bring to a child’s face, they are usually eager to become involved. 

Choose an individual or small group to be in charge. This is an important step. An organized, enthusiastic group or chairperson will keep the project on track. If you’re planning to do several fundraisers over a period of time, consider having different students be in charge of each project. This is a great way to keep everyone involved and on track toward your fund raising goal. A paper thermometer is a great method to use. It’s also a great motivator for everyone to see how you’re progressing toward your goal.

Challenge other homerooms, classes or schools. This is a great way to get more students involved in your fundraiser. The more students involved, the more fun it can be and the more successful your fundraiser will be.

Additional Information

Kern County Schools:
Catherine Anspach, Kern County Community Director, at 661.634.9474 or by email:

For more information for all other Central Valley Schools please contact:
Cortney Snapp at 559.221.9474 or by e-mail:

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Knowing that a group of young adults and I helped make a child’s wish come true really touches my heart. Through this program I gained organization skills and learned how to plan a successful fundraiser. Knowing that it has changed another person’s life makes it that more enjoyable. ”

— Genzel, Senior Dinuba High School


Fill out and submit the Kids for Wish Kids® packet and get started.

Kids for Wish Kids packet

Max , 7


I wish to blow something up.

Max wished to be a demolition man

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Make-A-Wish® Central California
351 W. Cromwell Ave.
Suite 112-A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 221-9474