When you live in Iowa, dropping in on Paris, France, for an evening isn’t something that just anyone can do. But for one night, you can get the essence of Paris in Bettendorf. On Feb. 1, Make-A-Wish Iowa will host the Share the Power of a Wish Gala: An Evening in Paris, at the Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street) in Bettendorf Iowa.

This event is black-tie optional, and includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. For the auction, make sure your cell phone is fully-charged so you can bid on the fabulous items. Tickets are $90 per person or $700 for a table of eight.

To purchase tickets, e-mail Paula Cockrell or call her at 563-529-4335. For sponsorship opportunities, to donate an auction item or for general information, e-mail Deanna Woodall or call her at 563-275-8749.

Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a critical illness in the United States and its territories. Make-A-Wish Iowa believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer, which is what makes the Share the Power of a Wish Gala: An Evening in Paris so important.

Donate A Car Today To Help Wish Kids In Your Community

If you’re unable to attend, you can donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Iowa. We will help turn your vehicle into a wish for a local child. Give us a call at 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our easy vehicle donation form. You can help bring hope, strength, and joy back into the life of a child!

If you can’t make the Power of a Wish Gala but are still interested in helping Make-A-Wish achieve their goal of granting every wish requested this year, there are other ways to help. You can make a general donation, donate airline miles or donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes. If your car isn’t handling as well as you’d hoped this winter, or if you are looking to upgrade to a four wheel drive vehicle, consider making a donation to Wheels For Wishes.

We will accept your vehicle whether it runs or not, plus it is very easy to donate. Cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, ATVs and motorcycles, we will pick up your vehicle and tow it away at no cost to you. We can even take your boat! Your vehicle donation will benefit Make-A-Wish Iowa and is 100 percent tax deductible.

Are you thinking “I’d like to donate my car, but I’m not sure how to do it?” Don’t worry! At Wheels For Wishes, we make the donation process easy. Just call us at 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our easy online donation form. Within 24 hours of the next business day you will be contacted and can schedule your vehicle pick up for whenever is most convenient for you. You will then receive your tax receipt in the mail, which you can use to deduct from your taxes at the end of the year.

Your donation can help children throughout the state. Wish Kids in Des Moines, Davenport, and Cedar Rapids have their wishes come true thanks to your car donation. Don’t spend another day with a vehicle you no longer want, help make a difference in your community with a donation to Wheels For Wishes!