Local children do it all — organize, raise funds and manage their program with support from parent or teacher advisers. This hands-on experience allows them to see first-hand how they can impact another kid’s life by helping grant his or her wish.Please notify Make-A-Wish® Central New York about your efforts. We have significant experience at fundraising and will be happy to assist.
Participants get sponsors and individuals to pledge for every mile they ride. The route should
be planned for approximately 15 miles. Make sure
all participants wear helmets, and that first
aid is available on site. You may
want to have participants sign
a waiver. A variation is having
several groups riding on different routes. The second group starts once the first group arrives.
The chain of routes can cover part of a
city, counties, from store to store, etc.
A few buckets, sponges, some mild dish detergent, soft
towels, water and lots of elbow grease are all it
takes to turn a few spare hours in
to extra cash. Prices can range
from $2-$5. Three volunteers per
car is the rule of thumb. Best locations
are gas stations and shopping mall parking lots.
This idea works well both in the office environment and at schools: You can have your co-workers donate $5 or more to dress down or ask your teachers for donations of $1 or more.
You can also make it a weekly or monthly event to keep your efforts going throughout the year.
Challenge your schoolmates to
collect aluminum cans, new toys or spare
change to donate to the Foundation. Up the
stakes by pitting grades and homerooms
against one another to win a trophy or
a pizza party, or compete against a rival
school for ultimate bragging rights.
Arrange for a contest between grades or homerooms to collect the most amount of pennies. Silver coins and dollar bills can be put in the opposing team's containers to count against the pennies. Have prizes such as a “pig-out party” with “p” foods — pizza, popcorn, pretzels, potato chips, etc. You may want to find a bank that is willing to count the pennies.
Bake sales, book sales, rummage sales and
Valentine’s Day flower sales are all simple
ways to raise money while involving many
people. But why stop there? Some schools
have had success selling things like the
right to break the dress code for a day, or
raffle tickets to throw a pie at the school
principal. Sales can also supplement other
fundraisers, like when you sell concessions
at a dance or sports tournament.
There’s no limit to the type of
“a-thon” fundraisers sponsors can
organize. Walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, bowl-a-thons, swim-a-thons,
skate-a-thons (ice or roller skating), see-saw or swing-a-thons,
read-a-thons, rock-a-thons (rocking continuously in rocking chairs). The only limit is one’s imagination
For 50 cents, kids write messages to friends and teachers that are delivered during the day. Each message is accompanied by a piece of candy. Candy-grams work especially well around a holiday.
Organize basketball, softball, volleyball or flag football games between students and teachers. Charge admission to the games and sell refreshments. You can also hold a raffle during the games.
A committee of students cuts out stars made of construction paper. Students purchase the stars and write their wishes on them. Then hang the stars in a popular area of the school, such as a hallway or cafeteria.
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone : (315) 475-9474
Fax : (315) 475-9476
January 28, 2018
February 23, 2018
May 09, 2016
April 29, 2016
Help wish kids take flight.
Give your air miles now.
Stay in Touch!
Sign up to receive email from Make-A-Wish.