Wishes tend to fall in five categories: I wish to be, I wish to give, I wish to go, I wish to have, and I wish to meet. Wishes are only limited by a child’s imagination, and Make-A-Wish works to ensure that each and every Wish Kid’s wish will be granted. Your car donation to Wheels For Wishes can make wishes possible, and many Wish Kids wish to make the world a better place, so you know that your car donation will be a part of something great.
With so many different and fun holidays and traditions in December, we all want to surround ourselves with positivity, family, and friends. The holidays bring a sense of hope and happiness, and it’s easy to feel the exact opposite when you turn on the television or scroll through your news feed on Facebook. It also doesn’t help when the weather is cold and dreary during the winter months. At Wheels For Wishes, we like to share several positive news stories each month to remind people to smile, no matter what else may be going on in the world.
Amongst all of the upsetting stories we hear on a daily basis, there are still plenty of good things happening in the world, and it’s important that those positive stories be told. If you’re tired of hearing all the bad stories and are looking for some happier news, then this is the article for you. At Wheels For Wishes, we like to put a smile on the faces of all of our generous donors and supporters!
With all the tragic events happening across the world lately, it can help to step back and take a look at the good things that are happening too. At Wheels For Wishes, through our car donation program, we are committed to helping Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children facing critical illnesses. We also like to start off the month by sharing a few positive stories with our supporters, such as ESPN’s recent My Wish series. Below, these six stories from the past month are sure to bring a little sunshine to your day. We hope you enjoy them!
Whenever we turn on the news, we hear all different types of sad and negative news stories. At Wheels For Wishes, we help to make children’s wishes come true through our car donation program, benefiting Make-A-Wish. However, we also like to put a smile on the faces of our supporters, which is why we like to share those positives news stories with you that may have slipped through the cracks!
News stories these past few weeks have contained images of war, hunger and political discord. It is easy to get lost in these harsh articles and forget all of the positive things that are taking place around us. Everyone is capable of doing or witnessing something amazing, and with technology advancing at a spectacular pace, it has become easier to catch these moments on camera. So, instead of focusing on the negative, here are some of the most positive stories to come out of March 2014 so far.
Wish Kids often travel to fun places across the United States and all over the world. A child’s wish can take them to places like San Francisco, Hawaii and New York. One of the most popular destinations for the children of Make-A-Wish is Disney World in sunny Orlando. Wish Kids love meeting their favorite Disney characters, riding their favorite rides and enjoying a day out in the sun with their family.
Donations from everyday people make these trips possible. Whether you are donating a car or donating airline miles, you can make it easier to grant a wish for a child in need. Once a child has been selected and their trip is planned, they are able to fly with their family to their favorite destination. A long flight can be boring, and can seem even longer when anticipating an exciting new adventure. One of the best ways to pass the time as a Wish Kid is to read a book. We have put together a list of some classic children’s books that Wish Kids love, and your kids can enjoy as well!
Dr. Seuss has inspired generations of children to be great through his writing and personal ambition. As a writer, he stood for what he believed in even in the face of tremendous adversity. Today, his writing is still used to teach lessons and is enjoyed by young and old. On March 2, the world will celebrate this historic man’s birthday by looking back at his written work and remembering the lessons he taught.
Reading Dr. Seuss is a great way to expand the imagination of a child and can even inspire some adults. We have put together some of our favorite inspirational quotes by Dr. Seuss in celebration of his birthday!
It is easy to stay inside when the weather isn’t 72 and sunny, but getting exercise and soaking in some sun are important throughout the year. This is especially true for children – the average child should get more than one hour of exercise every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If there is more than one foot of snow outside your home that might be difficult, but there is still plenty to do throughout the winter!
Even if what your child is participating in doesn’t involve a lot of movement, just limiting the amount of time a child spends in front of a screen can have a huge impact on their physical well-being. If you are having trouble coming up with fun activities that your children can do this winter, don’t worry! We have compiled a list of fun activities for kids to do this winter.
At Wheels For Wishes, we are constantly working to benefit Make-A-Wish and the amazing work that they do for local kids. Wheels For Wishes is a vehicle donation program that accepts unwanted vehicles and turns them into wishes for local kids. Benefiting Make-A-Wish, Wheels For Wishes accepts cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, and boats and either recycles or auctions them off to help local kids. With the help of our car donations, Make-A-Wish can continue to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. On average, Make-A-Wish grants wishes every 38 minutes!
If you know of a child between the age of 2 ½ and 18 who is battling a critical illness and deserves a magical wish experience, we can help provide you with everything you need to know in order to refer them to become a Make-A-Wish Wish Kid. Even if you don’t have a child to refer, you can still help local children by donating a car to Wheels For Wishes.
Wheels For Wishes is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish and all of the amazing work they do for kids around the world. You can help Make-A-Wish too when you donate an unwanted car to Wheels For Wishes. Through the Make-A-Wish car donation program, Wheels For Wishes accepts donated cars and recycles or auctions them off to benefit Make-A-Wish. Donate cars of all makes, models, colors, or sizes, and each and every vehicle will make a difference in the life of a child.
At Wheels For Wishes, we are thrilled to be able to do what we do so we can help Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of kids battling critical illnesses. You can easily help too, and all you need is a vehicle to donate. However, if you don’t have a vehicle to donate, there are still others ways for you to get involved.
You may be familiar with several of the Make-A-Wish promotions, such as Walk For Wishes, Wishmakers On Campus, Wishmakers at Work, Monthly Giving, Donate Airline Miles, or Planned Giving, but there’s another Make-A-Wish program that also gets kids involved in the wish-granting process. The Make-A-Wish Kids For Wish Kids program allows kids to form committees where they can brainstorm on fundraising for Make-A-Wish and begin the whole fundraising process on their own. If you have children who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, this could be the perfect program for them.
To ensure that our future generation knows how to protect the world we live in and keep it green, it’s good to set an example for kids, whether they are our children, grandchildren, friends’ children, students, etc.
Donating a car can be an excellent way to teach kids about recycling as well as the benefits of donating to charity. When you donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, you get the best of both worlds, because you are not only recycling a vehicle and allowing it to be reused, but you are also making a donation that will benefit Make-A-Wish and help to grant the wishes of local kids.