If you would like to start a Kids For Wish Kids project in your school or with your organization, we would be happy to help. Here are some tips to get started:
- Contact the Kids for Wish Kids Coordinator, Jessica Moore to let her know that you are interested in participating in this program, or SIGN UP TODAY!
Contact Information: (704) 339-0334 ex. 223 or email@example.com
- Determine how many people will be participating in the project, the facilities necessary, available resources and promotional opportunities, and types of activities that will appeal to your group. After evaluating your resources, choose one event that would best appeal to your group to implement. Decide when you would like to implement this event in your group and how long the event will last. We have found that the most successful fundraisers last between 2-4 weeks. At this time, please fill out the fundraising registration form available under Get Started! and send it back when completed
- The fundraising event you choose determines the types of materials you will need. Our chapter provides each group with a resource packet that includes a parent letter, wish stories, posters, a thermometer to track the money collected, and promotional support items. However, if you need other materials, please contact Lisa Nowak, Kids for Wish Kids Coordinator, for assistance
- Challenge other homerooms, classes or schools. This is a great way to get more students involved in your fundraiser. The more students involved the more fun it can be, and the more successful your fundraiser will be.
- As a group, set a goal. By setting a goal, the faculty and students will be motivated to reach this amount. The thermometer can be used to track the amount collected. Incentives for the students that collect the most money are always a good motivator!
- Meet with all of the participating staff members to give them an understanding of Kids for Wish Kids as well as your event. Give them all the information to pass on to the participating children including the provided parent letter to be sent home.
- Advertise the event. Contact newspaper or local news channel about event. Advertise around the school with provided posters and make announcements about event on the school's public address system.
- Implement the event. Remember to keep students posted about the amount of money being raised through the event by making announcements and using the thermometer chart. If needed, be sure to have change on-hand - most activities involve coins or dollar bills. Most importantly, everyone participating should have fun while making wishes come true!