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Keiki Give Back

Kids for Wish Kids

This program engages kids of all ages from schools, youth groups, clubs and organizations to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish® Hawaii mission.

A great way to promote leadership, initiative and social responsibility for our younger generation! Our wish kids are between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 years old. This program provides an avenue for local keiki to support their friends, peers, and relatives who are battling a critical illness. 


  • Class/School Spirit Chain- Students compete with other class levels to create the longest chain of paper links that can be sold for a dollar each. Use it to decorate the hallways.

  • (Funny) Photo Contest- Those who are interested in photography can have their photos framed or matted to raise money at a juried art show held at your school’s auditorium, classroom, or cafeteria. (One dollar equals one vote)

  • Garage Sale- One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Get rid of all your unused items and host a garage sale. 

  • Penny Wars- Each grade level competes to collect the most pennies. Students are encouraged to put other types of coins to get the corresponding amount of pennies subtracted from their total count.

  • Wish Stars- Sell paper wish stars for a dollar and have the buyers write their names on the stars to be proudly displayed.

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Wishmakers on Campus

Designed for college institutions to allow interested student organizations, athletic teams and other student groups to contribute their time and energy to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Students get the opportunity to organize, raise funds and manage their program ideas with support from advisors and other individuals. This hands-on experience allows them to see firsthand how they can impact a child’s life by helping to fund wishes through their own initiative and community engagement. 


  • Sports Tournament: Sweat for a cause! Organize a tournament in your school’s gym and charge the participants a fee.
  • Hug-A-Gram/Kiss-A-Thon: Advertise a hug or kiss for a dollar.
  • Campus Night Market: A bigger event to include food, art, music and game vendors in an appropriate vicinity of the campus.
  • Finals Survival Kit: Sell kits to students during finals week that include late-night snacks, number 2 pencils, stress balls, energy drinks and other must-have items to get through the stress of finals!
  • Scavenger Hunt: Describe or hide items in various scenic points or random local spots on- and off-campus. First team to have pictures and items from all locations wins.

Get Started


James Donnelly
Hospitality & Development Manager

223 S King St #100, Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808.537.3118 x118

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 537-3118 x100