International Children's Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the rights of children around the world. On June 1st, we take time to reflect on our responsibility as adults to ensure that every child has access to education, healthcare, and safety from harm. 2023 marks a special year for International Children's Day; it will […]
Earth Day, April 22, is a great opportunity to revive your earth-friendly habits and get inspired by the actions of others. It's easy to feel helpless in the face of climate change, but there are many ways that you can make a positive difference for our environment every day.
Northern Virginia has many fun and exciting activities but nothing beats picking apples in peak apple season! From Manassas to Richmond, here are the top 11 apple picking spots in the Northern Virginia area: 1. Stribling Orchard Over 200 years of expertise go into this family operated orchard. With a great view of the Blue […]
Whether you're looking for an apple orchard that has everything you can imagine or just a quaint little farm for apple picking, you can find the best place to pick apples in Illinois right here on this list. From Chicago, to Aurora, to Peoria, to Springfield, here are the top 15 places to pick apples […]
For some people, fall is the perfect season. Cooler temperatures make it the perfect time of year to get outdoors and do the activities that the summer heat may have prevented. It’s also the perfect time of year to go apple picking or witness the beauty of the leaves changing colors.
But if you live in the northern part of the United States, fall also means that you’re one season closer to winter. And though you may enjoy the outdoors in the fall, part of your time is likely going to be spent preparing the outside of your house for winter.
National Senior Citizens Day is right around the corner. Friday, Aug. 21, is National Senior Citizens Day and there’s so many ways to make the day a special one. When we’re younger, we tend to forget that we’ll one day be senior citizens, so we sometimes forget about the needs of the senior citizens in our lives. If you have a senior citizen in your life, whether it’s a parent, grandparent, friend, or a co-worker, National Senior Citizens Day is an excellent time to show them just how important they are.
Summer is all about fun in the sun, but too much time in the light can be dangerous. July is UV Safety Awareness Month—a time to learn about the steps we can take to protect ourselves from harmful sun exposure.
May means that it’s time to think about Brain Tumor Awareness Month. The leaders of Brain Tumor Awareness Month and survivors of brain cancer urge those who wish to participate in this month to put a positive spin on finding ways to cope with this disease. This month is to spread information and awareness.
The Oregon Zoo in Portland is the perfect setting for Make-A-Wish Oregon's 2017 Walk For Wishes. On Saturday, April 22, bring your family out to the zoo for a day of family fun and fundraising. The Walk For Wishes is a great way to get some exercise while walking around the zoo and helping Make-A-Wish Oregon grant more wishes.
Come to Holiday Wishes to enjoy a fun night of live music to benefit Make-A-Wish New Jersey. Make-A-Wish New Jersey is on a mission to grant wishes for all local New Jersey kids who are facing critical illness. You can help them accomplish that mission simply by attending a fun-filled event! Here are more details […]
The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon is the word’s most popular and biggest marathon. You can represent Make-A-Wish, and help grant wishes for children in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx and throughout all of New York City, by raising $4,000. This 26.2 mile run gives participants an opportunity to perform an incredible […]
We have had several cancer awareness months over the past couple of months, starting with Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, National Cancer Prevention Month in February, World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, and Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month also in February. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to spread awareness about the disease and encourage people to listen to any signs and symptoms that could mean they have colorectal cancer.
Many people think of late fall as the time for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas. But one holiday that often gets overlooked is Diwali. The name Diwali translates into “row of lamps,” and is the biggest and brightest Indian festival. An official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji, it is known as a “Festival of Lights” that is marked by four days of celebration. One of those days can be celebrated at the Tempe Center for the Arts, raising money for Make-A-Wish Arizona.
The inaugural Charity Diwali Ball is Saturday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 11 p.m., and is being held as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Arizona. The event includes live entertainment, fashion show with a DJ, a catered, three-course Indian dinner, hosted bar, art gallery and more surprises! The Tempe Center for the Arts (700 W. Rio Salado Parkway) is located on the southwest shore of the Tempe Town Lake in a beautiful, 17-acre lakeside art park.
We all get so busy and caught up in our own lives that it’s easy to forget how important it is to give back to the community and help others. Oct. 24 is Make A Difference Day, which may be the perfect time to set aside your own wants and needs, and instead, help others around you. How will you give back on Make A Difference Day?
If you are looking for one single opportunity to beautify the community you live in, the National Public Lands Day is the day to do it. Hosted by the National Environmental Educational Foundation, Saturday, Sept. 28, marks the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day. To make it the biggest and most successful of all other 19 years, people like you are needed to help make it happen.
In 2012, around 175,000 volunteers helped to make the event a huge success at 2,206 sites in every state. It was the biggest National Public Lands Day yet! Invasive plants were collected and cleaned up, trails were built and maintained, trees, shrubs and native plants were planted, and trash was cleaned up from trails and other public lands.
At Wheels For Wishes, community service and going green are both very important. Wheels For Wishes has not only helped to grant the wishes of a local kids through car donation, but Wheels For Wishes also practices recycling on a daily basis. Car donation is green, eco-friendly, and helps to grant the wish of a child in your community, so it involves the best of both worlds. If you are looking for a hands-on approach in helping your community, getting involved on National Public Lands Day might be the perfect opportunity for you!
If you'd like to support Make-A-Wish Orange County while enjoying a lobster dinner, comedy show, or kids' carnival you won’t want to miss the events coming up this August. Comedy For A Cause, the Lobsterfest at Newport Beach, the Dana Point Lobster Fest, and the Kaleido-Kids Mini Carnival are all can't-miss events that benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County. You're sure to have a great time at all of them, all while supporting a meaningful cause.
The end of October is near and that means it’s time to get your costumes planned out for all the great parties that happen. Not for the kids – for you. Halloween isn’t for kids at the Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Boo & Brew Bash. Make-A-Wish supporters age 21 and older are encouraged to get creative with their costume, grab a group of friends and take part in a special Halloween pub crawl in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood.
Registration is $30 before the event and $35 at the door, which gets you free special Halloween beers and treats from 6-10 p.m. at Bites and Brews, Harris Grill, Steel Cactus, the William Penn Tavern and Shady Grove. There’s also an after party at The Elbow Room from 10 p.m. to midnight with free food, a 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction, Costume Contest and more great prizes. The costume contest costs $5 per individual or group costume, and the winning costume gets tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins game.
The Walk For Wishes Rock Hill on April 25 at Cherry Park is a community-wide fundraising effort to benefit Make-A-Wish South Carolina, as well as a celebration to grant the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses.
The walk starts at 10 a.m. with check-in at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremonies beginning at 9:45. The walk is a 5K, family-friendly event where you can walk as an individual, family or team to raise money for Make-A-Wish South Carolina. Forming a corporate or community walk team is easy and is guaranteed to be a fun and rewarding experience for your company or civic group. Gather your family for a fun-filled way to help the Make-A-Wish mission in the local community. The event is great for walkers of any age: Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are all welcome!
Participants can fundraise for Make-A-Wish by using innovative online fundraising tools to manage their donations, as well as asking friends and family for their support.
Register For Walk For Wishes Today
Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 156 wishes last year, the most ever in the chapter's 30-year history and has never turned a qualified child away – which makes events like Walk For Wishes all the more important. There is no cost to register for the event, and if you raise more than $100, you'll get a commemorative Walk For Wishes t-shirt. You can register online, as well as make a donation to support the event or an individual walker if you aren’t able to attend.
If you want to sponsor the event, there are several opportunities. 2015 Walk For Wishes Rock Hill Sponsorship Opportunities include: Presenting for $10,000; Star Of Joy for $2,500; and Star of Hope for $500. For sponsorship information, e-mail Maggie Nash or call her at 864-250-0702, ext. 109.
Walk For Wishes Kick-Off Party
For the first time ever, Make-A-Wish South Carolina is having a Kick-Off Party for the annual Walk For Wishes! The Kick-Off is on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at the Fort Mill YMCA. The party will allow participants to register for the walk, meet other team captains, and get fundraising tips and materials. There will be complimentary snacks and drinks, as well as fun games and activities for the kids to enjoy. There will even be a special surprise guest for you to meet! RSVP for the Kick-Off Party if you're interested in attending.
Can’t Make The Walk? You Can Still Help Make-A-Wish
There are ways you can help Make-A-Wish South Carolina, without going to the Walk For Wishes. One way is to donate airline miles to help send Wish Kids and their families on their wish trips. Another way is to donate an unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish South Carolina. Donating a vehicle helps kids in Columbia, Charleston and throughout the Palmetto State. But it also saves you time and money that you would otherwise spend on getting rid of an unwanted vehicle. That unwanted vehicle will be transformed into a wish for a local child and gives you a great tax deduction at the same time. Wheels For Wishes is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is 100 percent tax deductible. Your car can make a wish come true!
To donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, please call us at [chapter_phone], or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. You will feel great about what your old car can do for a local child!
It’s easy to grant wishes and to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! All you have to do is donate a car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV, or boat, and donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. Wheels For Wishes helps to turn your old car into a wish for a local child. Your donation helps kids all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Alternately, you can help grant wishes at the Big Wish Gala in Columbus on February 23rd, also benefiting your local Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! The Big Wish Gala will grant wishes while also providing a fun night of cocktails, dinner, and a silent and live auction.
If you’re looking to give back this holiday season but aren’t sure where or what you should do to help, we’ve got you covered. At Wheels For Wishes, we encourage everyone to give back to the communities that they live in to help make the world a better place. The holiday months can be a difficult time for many organizations and individuals, but it makes for the perfect time to give back and help to make a difference. If Make-A-Wish is an organization that you'd like to support over the holidays, then consider making an auto donation to Wheels For Wishes.