Come out and celebrate 30 years of making wishes come true at the Wishmaker’s Ball in Naples, Fla. Since our partner, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, developed their chapter in 1983, more than 9,000 wishes have been granted in Southern Florida for children with critical illnesses. This is the equivalent of one wish every 16 hours being granted – bringing an enhanced sense of hope and strength to a child and their entire family. The chapter is well on its way to reaching its goal of granting every eligible child’s wish! Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children from Fort LauderdaleHollywoodMiami GardensCape CoralHialeahMiami to Port St. Lucie. Each child’s wish is unique, and joining wish volunteers and donors at the Wishmaker’s Ball is a great way to show your support for the Make-A-Wish organization.

Come Join The Fun At The Wishmaker’s Ball

The Wishmaker’s Ball promises to be a great time for all. The event is black tie optional and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. This is the eighth annual Wishmaker’s Ball and the theme for the evening is “When You Wish Upon A Star.” Be a star for a child in need by taking part in this wonderful event. You can be a sponsor for $2,500 or purchase an individual ticket for just $225. You will enjoy cocktails provided throughout the night along with delicious hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will also be provided and the Steve Chase Society will lead a dance during the festive night. There will also be a wide variety of silent and live auction items up for bid, so get there early and enjoy all there is to offer at this year’s Wishmaker’s Ball.

The Wishmaker’s Ball will take place at The Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples. For tickets or more information, contact Lesley Colantonio at 239-992-9474 or All proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and help to make the wishes of children in your community come true. Mark this exciting event on your calendar and purchase your tickets today!

Continue To Support Make-A-Wish With Your Car Donation

If Make-A-Wish Southern Florida is an organization you’d like to continue supporting throughout the new year, consider making a car donation to Wheels For Wishes. Whether your car is in great shape and you are just looking for something different, or your car is no longer running and no longer worth repairing, car donation is a simple way to let go of that unwanted vehicle. It is easy to donate! Car, truck, SUV, RV, motorcycle or boat, we can pick it up or tow it away at absolutely no cost to you. And, since all of the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle benefit Make-A-Wish, you will feel great knowing that your car has made a difference in the life of a child.

Don’t waste your valuable time trying to sell a car or keep a car running; your vehicle can make a difference in the life of a child with a critical illness today. Just call 1-877-431-9474 or use our simple donation form online. The process is easy – you will be called within 24 hours of the next business day to set up your free pick-up or tow. Choose whatever day or time works best in your busy schedule. Plus, when you make your donation, you will receive a tax deductible receipt which you can then use at tax time to receive a tax deduction for your charitable donation!

Your support makes it possible for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to grant so many wishes. You can play an important part in making wishes come true by donating a vehicle or attending one of the many exciting events planned this year by Make-A-Wish. Visit our Facebook or Twitter pages daily to see what upcoming events you can join to continue to stay involved in the Make-A-Wish promise.