Last year, Make-A-Wish Connecticut’s “Wishes On Wheels” raised more than $90,000 to grant more than 10 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. This year’s event, on Sunday, Sept. 14, will aim to do just as well.
The Truck Convoy, now in its 15th year, has become an annual tradition that can’t be missed. Many of the truck drivers volunteer to have wish families ride along with them during the convoy. The event starts at 9 a.m. at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The trucks pull away from the stadium at 9:30 a.m. Make-A-Wish families are invited to join the Truck Convoy and enjoy activities, prize drawings and a carnival-like atmosphere.
The Truck Convoy is done at 10:30 a.m., but that’s when more fun starts. There will be entertainment from Done Mama Proud and branded, a trophy ceremony and a visit from “Thrasher” the monster truck. There will be a Harley-Davidson raffle to wrap up the event at 3 p.m.
Make-A-Wish Provides Wishes To Kids Who Need Hope
Make-A-Wish provides wishes for thousands of children with life-threatening medical conditions every year. Last year, Make-A-Wish Connecticut granted more than 140 wishes. Each wish provides an enriched sense of hope for a child in need. Wishes are provided for by volunteers and donations from people like you! Events like the Celebrating Wishes Ball are thrown year round in order to raise money to provide wishes for Wish Kids in Connecticut.
Every wish is different. One of the most unique aspects of Make-A-Wish is their ability to provide unique wishes for every child who chooses to make a wish. Wishes can be as simple as having a birthday party or as complex as traveling to Australia! No wish is too big or too small – Make-A-Wish Connecticut does everything in their power to make every wish come true.
Find Other Ways To Help Make-A-Wish
Maybe you can’t make it to Wishes On Wheels? You can still benefit Make-A-Wish Connecticut in other great ways. If you have an unwanted vehicle that you no longer need, you can donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Connecticut, and you can help to make a wish come true for a local child! Children with life-threatening medical conditions are in need of a wish granted to feel hope, strength, and joy once again, and your vehicle donation can truly inspire them.
To donate a vehicle, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online donation form. Donations are tax-deductible and contribute to the green movement since they are recycled and reused, so a vehicle donation can provide you with more benefits than you even imagined!