If you're looking for a night of dinner, dancing, auctions and magical surprises, don't miss the 2016 Evening of Wishes for Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. Evening of Wishes takes place Oct. 14 at [AV] Irvine (16500 Scientific Way) in Irvine.
Grandparents Day is celebrated each year on the Sunday after Labor Day weekend. This observance was started as a way to honor grandparents and the achievements and contributions of older people. It's the perfect time to do something special for your grandparents, whether that means sending a card, stopping by for a visit, calling to say hi, or even connecting online.
Charity can be performed in a variety of ways. Whether you are giving time by volunteering or giving away possessions, charity even on a small scale can have a big impact on the lives of those in need. When it comes to these philanthropists, the impact from their fiscal donations and the work of their foundations is practically immeasurable. Celebrate this International Day of Charity by learning about these five generous givers.
Make-A-Wish Western New York is hosting a Radio-Thon and a Walk For Wishes this September. Audiences in cities like Rochester and Buffalo will have 28 hours of radio entertainment and an opportunity to donate from 97 Rock. Corning, N.Y. will be a part of a nationwide Walk For Wishes fundraiser seeking to grant a multitude of Western New York wishes through fundraising efforts. Both events will benefit local children with critical illnesses by granting them life-changing wishes!
In 1988, President Ronald Regan declared August 21 to be National Senior Citizens Day. The day is meant to increase public recognition of seniors' wisdom, accomplishments and contributions. If you have grandparents or seniors that you're close to, today is the perfect time to do something special for them.
Make-A-Wish Wisconsin is walking for wishes this September. Appleton and Madison are hosting two fun-filled Walk For Wishes events. Walking For Wishes means experiencing a day of fun and exercise while simultaneously raising important funds to grant wishes for local children with critical illnesses. See which of these events fits best with you, and help to grant wishes!
A great way to help Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington is right around the corner. On Sept. 10, don't miss the 2016 Walk For Wishes in the Seattle area. Nationwide, Walk For Wishes has raised enough money to grant more than 270,000 wishes. In Washington, you can attend the walk to help your local Make-A-Wish grant more wishes right in your state.
As the end of summer rolls in, it’s the perfect time to take one last trip in your RV. Depending in which region you live, these RV destinations promise a fun family trip filled with beautiful scenic sights. So pack your family, games and food into the RV, and head to one of these camp sites.
Since 2004, the Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball has played an important role in raising funds for Make-A-Wish Central New York. More than 1,500 wishes have been granted since Make-A-Wish Central New York began in 1985. The average cost of a wish in central New York is $12,000. You can help make more wishes come true by supporting events like the Wish Ball!
Don’t whiff on this opportunity to play your favorite game for a great cause in the White Plains area. Golf For Wishes is a terrific scramble-style tournament where single golfers or groups of four can enjoy the great game while granting wishes in the process. Make-A-Wish has the honors of receiving the proceeds from the tournament. That means each golfer, whether you are a pro or a hacker, will significantly impact the lives of local children with critical illnesses.
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM)--a great reminder for everyone to take time to prepare for emergencies that might happen.
August is National Immunization Month. This is a great time to talk with your doctor and make sure that you’re up to date with your immunizations. The thought of getting shots can be freighting. However, when you learn about the life-threating diseases that can happen without them, that small prick doesn’t seem so bad. There are four categories that you or your children might fall in to, birth to age six, preteens and teens, adult, and pregnant woman. Each of these four categories has different recommended immunizations.
International Day of Friendship is celebrated across the world on July 30. When the United Nations first proclaimed the holiday in 2011, the idea behind it was that friendship across cultures and borders plays an important role in inspiring peace and community building. This Friendship Day, get your family and friends together and tell each person in your group to invite an additional person—particularly someone from another culture. Then, go outside the norm of American culture and try one of these international Olympic sports with your group. This friendly competition is an excellent way to both build old friendships and create new ones.
Every year, trillions of airline miles go unused. Meanwhile, 70 percent of all Make-A-Wish wishes require air travel, and each wish typically needs four or more tickets. Donating either airline miles that you will never use or miles that are about to expire is an incredibly easy way to bring hope, strength and joy to children with critical illnesses in your area. Throughout the country, Make-A-Wish needs 2.8 billion miles to fund every travel wish each year. With a much higher number of miles going to waste every year, you can be part of the change by donating your expiring miles!
Get your sneakers ready for two fun events benefiting Make-A-Wish Northeast New York in August: Walk For Wishes and the Bobbie Arsenault Memorial 5k. Both events are great ways to get active while helping a great cause in the community.
Most people think of December when they think about making charitable donations. While the end of the year is a popular time to make last-minute donations, summer can be a great time too! If you have an unwanted vehicle, there are a few great benefits of donating during the summer that you can take advantage of.
Walk the morning away and help bring wishes to children in Northeast California and Northern Nevada. The race will take place at the California State Capital on August 13. Registration/check in will begin at 8 a.m. The walk will start at 9 a.m., with a finish line celebration to follow until 11:30 a.m. There is parking available at the Capital Garage located at 10th & L Street. Weekend parking rates are $1.50 each half hour with a maximum charge of $5.
July 4, now referred to as Independence Day, has a long tradition of celebration in the United States. Since the Declaration of Independence was signed and approved in 1776, historical celebrations have occurred all over the country to honor the nation’s freedom.