Why Wishes Matter
When a family in your community hears the devastating news that their child has been diagnosed with a critical illness, life changes forever. Hospital stays, doctor’s visits and treatments become their new normal.
Make-A-Wish invites wish kids into a world of possibilities — where the exciting anticipation of a wish-come-true helps them believe in better days ahead. A wish replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Now more than ever, this hope is essential. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.
Chapparal High School has raised over $620,000 for Make-A-Wish since 2013. As part of their fundraising, they setup a Wish Your Way page for every single teacher and host competitions between their 4th period classes.
Sammie was so thankful for having her wish granted to go to Disney that she knew she wanted to give back to Make-A-Wish in a big way. To this day, her family remains as the top individual Wish Your Way fundraiser with nearly $200,000 raised.