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August 24, 2018
Celebrate Halloween At The Brew & Boo Bash In Pittsburgh

The end of October is near and that means it’s time to get your costumes planned out for all the great parties that happen. Not for the kids – for you. Halloween isn’t for kids at the Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Boo & Brew Bash. Make-A-Wish supporters age 21 and older are encouraged to get creative with their costume, grab a group of friends and take part in a special Halloween pub crawl in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood.

Registration is $30 before the event and $35 at the door, which gets you free special Halloween beers and treats from 6-10 p.m. at Bites and Brews, Harris Grill, Steel Cactus, the William Penn Tavern and Shady Grove. There’s also an after party at The Elbow Room from 10 p.m. to midnight with free food, a 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction, Costume Contest and more great prizes. The costume contest costs $5 per individual or group costume, and the winning costume gets tickets to a Pittsburgh Penguins game.

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August 24, 2018
Walk To Help Grant Wishes For South Carolina Kids

The Walk For Wishes Rock Hill on April 25 at Cherry Park is a community-wide fundraising effort to benefit Make-A-Wish South Carolina, as well as a celebration to grant the wishes of local children facing critical illnesses.

The walk starts at 10 a.m. with check-in at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremonies beginning at 9:45. The walk is a 5K, family-friendly event where you can walk as an individual, family or team to raise money for Make-A-Wish South Carolina. Forming a corporate or community walk team is easy and is guaranteed to be a fun and rewarding experience for your company or civic group. Gather your family for a fun-filled way to help the Make-A-Wish mission in the local community. The event is great for walkers of any age: Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons are all welcome!

Participants can fundraise for Make-A-Wish by using innovative online fundraising tools to manage their donations, as well as asking friends and family for their support.

Register For Walk For Wishes Today

Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 156 wishes last year, the most ever in the chapter's 30-year history and has never turned a qualified child away – which makes events like Walk For Wishes all the more important. There is no cost to register for the event, and if you raise more than $100, you'll get a commemorative Walk For Wishes t-shirt. You can register online, as well as make a donation to support the event or an individual walker if you aren’t able to attend.

If you want to sponsor the event, there are several opportunities. 2015 Walk For Wishes Rock Hill Sponsorship Opportunities include: Presenting for $10,000; Star Of Joy for $2,500; and Star of Hope for $500. For sponsorship information, e-mail Maggie Nash or call her at 864-250-0702, ext. 109.

Walk For Wishes Kick-Off Party

For the first time ever, Make-A-Wish South Carolina is having a Kick-Off Party for the annual Walk For Wishes! The Kick-Off is on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at the Fort Mill YMCA. The party will allow participants to register for the walk, meet other team captains, and get fundraising tips and materials. There will be complimentary snacks and drinks, as well as fun games and activities for the kids to enjoy. There will even be a special surprise guest for you to meet! RSVP for the Kick-Off Party if you're interested in attending.

Can’t Make The Walk? You Can Still Help Make-A-Wish

There are ways you can help Make-A-Wish South Carolina, without going to the Walk For Wishes. One way is to donate airline miles to help send Wish Kids and their families on their wish trips. Another way is to donate an unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish South Carolina. Donating a vehicle helps kids in Columbia, Charleston and throughout the Palmetto State. But it also saves you time and money that you would otherwise spend on getting rid of an unwanted vehicle. That unwanted vehicle will be transformed into a wish for a local child and gives you a great tax deduction at the same time. Wheels For Wishes is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is 100 percent tax deductible. Your car can make a wish come true!

To donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, please call us at [chapter_phone], or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. You will feel great about what your old car can do for a local child!

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August 24, 2018
4 Orange County Events For A Great Cause

If you'd like to support Make-A-Wish Orange County while enjoying a lobster dinner, comedy show, or kids' carnival you won’t want to miss the events coming up this August. Comedy For A Cause, the Lobsterfest at Newport Beach, the Dana Point Lobster Fest, and the Kaleido-Kids Mini Carnival are all can't-miss events that benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County. You're sure to have a great time at all of them, all while supporting a meaningful cause. 

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August 19, 2018
Help Make Wishes Come True For Ohio Kids At The Big Wish Gala

It’s easy to grant wishes and to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! All you have to do is donate a car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV, or boat, and donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. Wheels For Wishes helps to turn your old car into a wish for a local child. Your donation helps kids all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Alternately, you can help grant wishes at the Big Wish Gala in Columbus on February 23rd, also benefiting your local Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! The Big Wish Gala will grant wishes while also providing a fun night of cocktails, dinner, and a silent and live auction.

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August 17, 2018
Consider Auto Donation During The Holidays

If you’re looking to give back this holiday season but aren’t sure where or what you should do to help, we’ve got you covered. At Wheels For Wishes, we encourage everyone to give back to the communities that they live in to help make the world a better place. The holiday months can be a difficult time for many organizations and individuals, but it makes for the perfect time to give back and help to make a difference. If Make-A-Wish is an organization that you'd like to support over the holidays, then consider making an auto donation to Wheels For Wishes. 

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August 17, 2018
2 Ways To Clean Up The World This Weekend

Every day can be filled with opportunities to help the environment if you keep an eye out. But this weekend, two international cleanup efforts are going on that you can hardly miss. The International Coastal Cleanup is Sept. 19 and Clean Up The World Weekend is going on from Sept. 18-20. Both cleanups will provide great opportunities around the world to make a positive impact on the environment.

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August 15, 2018
How To Recycle Yard Waste

It’s the time of the year for yard work, and maybe you have a summer’s worth of yard waste filling up bags in your garage. Or maybe you’re ready to take on a project before summer ends and you’re wondering where to recycle your yard waste. We can help. While recycling rules vary by city, recycling is incredibly beneficial to the environment and worth looking into! 

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August 14, 2018
Grant Wishes During Arizona Gives Day

Do you want to be a part of Arizona’s most caring day of the year? You can and it’s so easy to do! We will give you a couple of different ways to help out during the most generous day of the year. Last year, Make-A-Wish Arizona granted 288 wishes, which was a new record for the Make-A-Wish Arizona Chapter! With your help, you can allow Make-A-Wish Arizona to grant even more wishes this year than last. 

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August 13, 2018
Ways To Bring Warmth To Your Community This Year

In much of the country, December is a very cold time of year. But it is especially cold for those who are experiencing homelessness. According to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 610,042 people were homeless in Jan. 2013. Of these people, more than 215,000 were living in unsheltered locations. The HUD also estimated that nearly one-quarter of the people experiencing homelessness were under the age of 18. These numbers were calculated by taking a single-night count, and the numbers may fluctuate from night to night or month to month.

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August 12, 2018
Support Make-A-Wish This Holiday Season

We are right in the midst of the holiday season, with shopping trips to and from the mall and family gatherings filling up most of our free time. Many people also use the holidays as a time for giving, volunteering, and helping those in need. However you plan to celebrate the season of giving, consider supporting Make-A-Wish. 

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August 8, 2018
How To Have A Green School Year

By the time August rolls around, the back-to-school frenzy is in full swing at every department store. It's fun to stock up on brand new supplies, but now is a good time to remember that stores want you to buy everything you need, along with things you didn't even know you wanted until you got there. This time of year can be especially hard for first year college students who can't wait to buy everything they need to live independently.

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August 5, 2018
Visit These Popular Places In Missouri

Kansas CitySt. LouisSpringfield and other areas of Missouri feature fun, popular places for the whole family to enjoy. In a state full of fun, history and adventure, here are three popular places to visit with your family. 

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August 5, 2018
John Cena: Car Lover & Make-A-Wish Supporter

John Cena is best known for one thing: Throwing his fellow World Wrestling Entertainment competitors around a wrestling ring. Cena has been the face of WWE for almost 10 years and is a multiple-time world champion. But he has two pursuits outside of the ring that also consume a lot of time: his cars and helping Make-A-Wish.

Cena's Garage

Cena's car collection features a lot of American muscle cars. He regularly drives a 1971 AMC Hornet SC/360, reportedly due to the rarity of the vehicle – AMC went out of business in 1988. However, Cena is a collector of current muscle cars as well as the classics. Here's a list of what Cena has in his ample collection:

  • 1966 Dodge Hemi Charger
  • 1969 AMC AMX
  • 1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro
  • 1969 Dodge Daytona
  • 1970 AMC Rebel Machine
  • 1970 Buick GSX
  • 1970 Buick GSX
  • 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
  • 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Rallye 350
  • 1970 Plymouth Superbird
  • 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge
  • 1971 Ford Torino GT
  • 1971 Pontiac GTO Judge
  • 1971 Plymouth Road Runner
  • 2006 Dodge Viper
  • 2006 Ford GT
  • 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8
  • 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Cena was featured on the SyFy Network television show "Dream Machines," where a Corvette C7 was stripped down to the frame. Parker Brothers Concepts built him the Incenarator, a futuristic, custom-designed vehicle complete with a flamethrower, limited-edition 24-inch rims and a three-piece canopy that opens up for Cena to exit out of. The car was featured in the Gumball 3000 rally that went from Copenhagen to Monaco.

Make-A-Wish Record-Holder

In his wrestling career, Cena takes a backseat to no one. It's no different than in his work for Make-A-Wish. Cena is the all-time record-holder for most wishes granted through Make-A-Wish - he grants wish No. 500 on Aug. 24, 2015. He was awarded the Chris Greicius Award in 2009 for his efforts on behalf of Wish Kids. The award is named for the child whose wish was the foundation Make-A-Wish was built upon.

WWE and WWE Superstars have been granting wishes with Make-A-Wish for more than 30 years and have donated a significant amount of funds to help cover costs associated with many of those wishes. Cena continues to be one of the most-frequently requested celebrity wishes. Make-A-Wish honored WWE Superstar John Cena and WWE for their contributions to wish kids by dedicating a WWE-themed conference room in the charity’s global headquarters in Phoenix.

"WWE wishes have been popular since early in the Foundation’s history and we are proud to count the WWE and its Superstars as longtime supporters,” said David Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer for Make-A-Wish, when the room was dedicated in 2012. “John Cena’s commitment to our mission and his connection with our wish kids make him one of our best wish ambassadors. We are grateful for everything John and WWE have done, and we look forward to them granting many more wishes in the future."

Use Your Car To Help Make-A-Wish

You don't have to be a celebrity to help Wish Kids have their wish granted. If you have an unwanted vehicle, you can make a vehicle donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish chapters around the country are dedicated to helping children with life-threating medical conditions. If you want to help their goal of granting wishes, please consider making a car donation to Wheels For Wishes, the car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish. We offer you a great tax deduction, free towing and an easy way to support an important cause. To donate your car, boat, RV, motorcycle or other vehicle, please call [chapter_phone] or fill out our online car donation form

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August 4, 2018
Help Grant Wishes For Ohio Kids At The 2013 Big Wish Gala

It’s easy to grant wishes and to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! All you have to do is donate a car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV, or boat, and donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. Wheels For Wishes helps to turn your old car into a wish for a local child. Your car donation helps kids all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Alternately, you can help grant wishes at the Big Wish Gala on February 7th in Ohio, also benefiting your local Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! The Big Wish Gala will grant wishes while also providing a fun night of cocktails, dinner, and a silent and live auction.

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August 2, 2018
Choose Car Donation For Giving Tuesday On Nov. 27

You have probably heard of Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday? It’s not about looking for good deals on holiday shopping, fighting the crowds, or checking off your holiday shopping list. Dec. 2 is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. Consider car donation this Dec. 2, which is the perfect opportunity to give back to your community and make wishes come true for local children. 

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August 1, 2018
Grant Wishes For Ohio Kids At The Big Wish Gala

It’s easy to grant wishes and to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! All you have to do is donate a car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV, or boat, and donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. Wheels For Wishes helps to turn your old car into a wish for a local child. Your donation helps kids all over Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Alternately, you can help grant wishes at the Big Wish Gala in Cincinnati tomorrow, March 2nd, also benefiting your local Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! The Big Wish Gala will grant wishes while also providing a fun night of cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction.

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August 1, 2018
Donate Your Car Today In Honor Of Giving Tuesday

We’ve made it through Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, but now it’s time for the most important day of them all – Giving Tuesday. While you may have overindulged on Thanksgiving dinner or spent too much of your hard-earned money on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a time to give back and help others who may not be as fortunate. 

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August 1, 2018
How You Can Help Kids With Cancer In September

September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Learn the facts on how you can help kids with cancer this September. 

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April 11, 2018
You Won't Want To Miss The Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Ball May 19

The Wish Ball is Make-A-Wish Illinois' premier fundraising event, raising more than $1 million each year to grant wishes across the state. Celebrity appearances, great food and an exciting auction make for a fun night, but what really makes the Wish Ball great is the kids whose lives can be filled with hope, strength and joy as a result! 

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April 10, 2018
5 Tips on Giving to Charity

There are countless causes out there in need of your support, but then it becomes a complicated decision of which charity to which to donate. Here are a few tips from CharityWatch.org to help aid you in giving wisely.

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Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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