It’s easy to forget about many of the things that our nation’s presidents have done for our country, and we often forget that our presidents are faced with different challenges and situations on a daily basis. For these reasons, it is with great honor that we celebrate President’s Day on the third Monday in February to honor George Washington’s birthday.
From March until May, you have three great ways to make wishes come true for kids in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami Gardens, Cape Coral, Hialeah, Miami, and Port St. Lucie. Whether you attend the March 21 Spring Fling in Miami Beach, Walk For Wishes in Fort Myers on April 18, or Walk For Wishes in Miami on May 3, you can help Make-A-Wish Southern Florida with granting wishes for local children battling critical illnesses.
This March, there are two great events that involve walking and staying active, but they also help to grant the wishes of Orlando-area kids at the same time! These events are not only good for your health, but they are also fun and contribute to an amazing cause. When you participate in the Walk For Wishes event on March 12 or the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Patty’s Day Dash & Bash 5K on March 14, you can help to benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida.
A lot of people see Valentine's Day as a day all about buying stuff for loved ones, but you can make it so much more than that when you get creative with your gifts or caring gestures. Chocolates or other not-so-good-for-you treats, flowers and stuffed animals are always fun to give and receive, but we’ve made a list of four things to try in case you’d like to make your gift even more special this year.
Imagine standing in line at your favorite coffee shop, and learning that another customer has already paid for your drink. This is sure to put a smile on your face, right? The great feeling that a nice gesture provides can often times be contagious, leaving a positive impact on your day which encourages you to perform a random act of kindness as well. This is what Random Acts Of Kindness Week (RAK Week) is all about, and you can start the trend just by reading this article and passing the kindness on!
The weekend of March 7 offers two terrific events for you to attend, both of which help raise money to benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire: Twilight Tasting and This Old Bag: The Power of the Purse.
The first event is the 2nd Annual Twilight Tasting on Saturday, March 7, from 5-10 p.m. at the Lyon Air Museum (19300 Ike Jones Dr., Santa Ana). This is an opportunity to try some of the best premium and limited-edition craft beers, as well as the release of spring season brews.
Twilight Tasting offers unlimited 4-ounce tastes, private reserves, limited and season craft beers, a limited selection of craft beer brands with limited or no California distribution, wines and spirits, food and dessert samples, live entertainment, a silent auction and an exciting raffle.Â
During Cancer Prevention Month, World Cancer Day is a day for raising worldwide awareness about preventing, detecting, and providing treatment for cancer. Many people around the world do not have access to information about cancer prevention or access to resources to prevent or treat cancer. That's why the Union for International Cancer Control established World Cancer Day to help spread awareness.
If you're watching the game this Sunday, your focus probably won't be on how environmentally friendly the party is. Whether you watch the Super Bowl for the game, the commercials, or just to hang out with friends, you can still have a great party while leaving a minimum impact on the environment.
Cold winter days can be tough on everyone, but especially children who would rather be outside playing and having fun. Snow is great for kids to play in, but there are plenty of days that are just too cold and windy for sledding or building snowmen outside. If you’re looking for ways to beat cabin fever, we are here to help with some great ideas for having fun indoors.
Golf in this year’s Northern Trust Open and benefit your local Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles! Taking place at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades (1250 Capri Drive), the tournament will be held from Feb. 19-22. Purchase your tickets today to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles.
Winter can be a difficult time of the year for many, after hours or days of being cooped up inside with little to no sunlight. If you are battling the winter blues and need a little pick-me-up, maybe participating in Martin Luther King Jr. Day will help. First, check out some of these inspiring quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and find out how you can get involved in an event in your city!
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana invites you to join them at their annual Toledo BIG Wish Gala coming up this February. Attend the event to help more wishes come true for local kids who are battling critical illnesses. The gala kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn (6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, Ohio).
It’s the time of the year when holiday trees and decorations are coming down and it’s time to get rid of them. Your used decorations could become so much more if you recycled them and allowed them to be reused. Let your holiday tree and decorations live on with some of our tips!
If giving back to the community is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, Make-A-Wish might be the perfect charity for you to support. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of local children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who are battling critical illnesses. If you are still not convinced that Make-A-Wish is the charity for you, a recent Wish Nation blog post published by a Make-A-Wish blogger might be all the persuasion you need.
The holidays may be behind us, but we wanted to share these uplifting stories from the holiday season to help start 2015 off with inspiration and positivity. Here at Wheels For Wishes we love sharing positive stories with our supporters and we love helping Make-A-Wish with our car donation program. If you would like to help create a positive story for a child in your community, consider donating a vehicle to benefit your local Make-A-Wish and help a wish come true for a child battling a critical illness. Just call [chapter_phone] or take a moment to fill out our donation form.
Make-A-Wish Iowa currently grants a wish every other day, and you can help them keep up that amazing progress by attending the 2015 Riverbend Gala on Feb. 7. The gala takes place at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf and the theme this year is "Winter Wonderland." You won't want to miss it!
New Year's is a great time to make plans to lead a healthier lifestyle, get organized and make other life changes. Keeping New Year's resolutions is something most of us struggle with, but it is much easier to stick with a goal when it is something when you know what small steps you need to take in order to achieve a big goal.
If you have a car, truck, boat, motorcycle or camper to donate, now is the perfect time to make your vehicle donation. Donate a vehicle by 11:59 p.m. tonight to receive a tax deduction on your 2014 taxes. Donate your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, just in time for the New Year!
With all of the holidays, November and December are great times to think about giving back to others in your community. Whether you choose to volunteer your time, donate toys for kids or spend time at a nursing home with residents who don't get many visitors, there are so many ways to give! If you have time or money to give during the holidays, you can find a cause that is important to you.