Late this summer, Wheels for Wishes got involved with its first annual Soirée in the City fundraiser for Make-A-Wish and had an absolute blast taking part! If you are looking for ways to help out your local Make-A-Wish chapter beyond a vehicle or boat donation, a great idea is to host your own fundraiser!

The Make-A-Wish national website has a page with some great ideas for ways to fundraise:

While Soirée in the City was a club event night, some other ideas could be by baking for a bake sale, selling gently used items at a garage sale, or gaining sponsors for walking or running in a race.

A fundraiser is a great way to pull the community together as well. Pitch the idea to your classmates or coworkers and get everyone to work together. It is a great way to get to know your peers and give back to children in your local community!

1st Annual Soirée in the City Event

Photo By Erin Stefanik

 Your imagination is your only barrier for a successful fundraiser. Once you come up with an idea, contact your local chapter. Once they approve the idea, it is just the matter of filling out a simple form that outlines your plan. Once the paperwork is sorted out, the FUNdraising begins!

Have a new idea for a fundraiser that you want to share? We love to see your comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter page!