May is a month for giving with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic throwing some of their most exciting events of the year throughout the month. You have a chance to impact Wish Kids with your giving this May by taking part in two great events. The first will be held May 3 beginning at 6 p.m. The second event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 18. By taking part in one or both of these fun Make-A-Wish events, you can help children in your community with critical illnesses receive a wish granted.

Since it was founded in 1983, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic has granted the wishes of more than 7,800 children. Be a part of the magic this May and learn firsthand the impact a wish can have in the life of an eligible child. In 2012 alone, our partner, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic was able to grant 445 wishes. The chapter is hoping to grant even more wishes in 2014 and your contribution could make the difference.

Enjoy An Evening Out At The Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Gala

The first of the two May Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic events is the Make-A-Wish Gala, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on May 3 at the Gannett/USA Today Building in McLean, Va. Join wish volunteers and supporters at this elegant evening which will help to make wishes come true for local children. The evening includes special food, entertainment, a large silent auction and promises to be a special wish experience. Supporters big and small are invited to enjoy this great evening. Get your individual tickets today for $1,000 or purchase a table at the event for $10,000. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available including:

  • Star Sponsor: $50,000
  • Wish Sponsor: $25,000
  • Hope Sponsor: $15,000
  • Strength Sponsor: $10,000
  • Joy Sponsor: $7,500
  • Supporter: $5,000

Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor today. You can learn more about the Make-A-Wish Gala by visiting the event website. Learn what each sponsorship includes and how you can make a difference in 2014 by taking part in the event or donating an item for the silent auction. Make plans to attend the Make-A-Wish Gala today.

Get Your Child Active At The Fifth Annual Kids Triathlon

Whether your child is active all of the time or not, they will love taking part in the Fifth Annual Make-A-Wish Kids Triathlon. This community-wide celebration is scheduled for May 18, with opening remarks starting at 8:30 a.m. Children from ages 5-6 will begin their triathlon at 9 a.m. with older children beginning 15 minutes later. The triathlon begins at Padonia Park Club in Cockeysville, Md. Activities at the picnic area will begin following the start of the race at about 10 a.m. A picnic-style lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

Children of all ages and backgrounds will benefit from this fun event, as all participants are winners! Swim, bike and run to fundraise for children in the community facing a critical illness. Top finishers at the event will receive an award, but all participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, goodie back and victory medal. Children can collect their awards at the awards ceremony, scheduled for approximately 11:15 a.m., following the triathlon.

The registration fee is $45 per child, but participants are encouraged to raise $100 in pledges. This event gives children the opportunity to learn about the power of philanthropy while also enjoying some time exercising outside. Those children who raise the most funds for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic will be eligible for some great prizes. If you would like to register for the triathlon or if you have any questions, visit the event website or contact your Make-A-Wish chapter at or 301-962-WISH (9474). Parking is available onsite, so get your directions and circle May 18 on your calendar today! Children must be accompanied by an adult, and an adult is required in order to register.

Donate A Car To Charity To Benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Opportunities are available all year long to benefit Make-A-Wish. Whether you choose to take part in one of these fun events, or give another way, your contribution can have a huge impact in the life of a Wish Kid. If you have a vehicle that you no longer want or need, consider donating your car to Wheels For Wishes. We can take your vehicle and turn it into wishes for a child in your community, whether you live in AlexandriaBaltimoreWilmington, or anywhere else in the Mid-Atlantic region.

All you need to do to donate your car is call 1-855-278-9474 or make your donation online using our simple donation form. We can pick up your vehicle for free, regardless of make, model or condition. Plus, you will receive the maximum possible tax deduction for your donation. Don’t wait around hoping to sell your vehicle, wasting your time and money keeping the vehicle in working condition. Give us a call today and be a part of the wish magic.