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Kids For Wish Kids

Students at schools across Central New York are getting involved with a great fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Central New York, being called the "Kids For Wish Kids" program. It allows students to sponsor wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, and the students are responsible for forming the committee, coming up with fundraising ideas, and carrying them out. Teachers and parents often serve as advisors, but ownership of the group belongs solely to the kids involved.

The Kids For Wish Kids program helps to increase awareness of the Make-A-Wish mission and involves more people in helping to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. But Kids For Wish Kids does much more than that. It fosters the value of community service by providing kids with hands-on experience in granting wishes through their local chapters. It also provides a mechanism for building school spirit and creating additional partnerships between children and teachers outside of the classroom.

The opportunities available for fundraising activities through the Kids For Wish Kids program are endless. Anything from a bake sale or penny war, to a dance marathon or student/teacher basketball game. It’s all up to kids’ imagination!

For more information, visit the Make-A-Wish of Central New York website!

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