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Kids for Wish Kids®

What is 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® mission. With support from teachers and advisors, kids and teens create fundraising campaigns and then manage their projects from start to finish.

Kids For Wish Kids is 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 life-threatening medical condition. 

Get Inspired!

Opportunities to raise funds for the Kids For Wish Kids program are endless. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Bake Sale- Who doesn’t enjoy a gooey brownie or a scrumptious muffin?
  • 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.
  • Drink Stand- Set up a stand and sell some refreshing drinks like lemonade, Kool-Aid, and/or tea. 
  • Ice Cream Social- Host an ice cream social for your group’s next fundraiser. Sell the ice cream plus an additional amount for each topping option.
  • 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.
  • Spelling Bee- Host a traditional spelling bee in your schools’ auditorium and charge a fee for the audience and spellers.  

  • One team of 5th graders at Waialae Public Charter Elementary School showcase their business on Market Day, part of the school's curriculum that teaches entrepeneruialism and philanthropy.

  • Another team of innovative 5th graders showcasing their product at Market Day. Parents and staff got to shop on Market Day, and profts made from Market Day benefitted MAke-A-Wish Hawaii!

  • This team shows off their fun product that they created from start to finish for Waialae's Market Day! Students voted to donate proceeds from their business successes to our chapter after the project ended.

  • Students of Waialae Public Charter Elementary School rally at an assembly on a Friday morning to present a check of more than $2,000 to Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

  • Students and teachers of the Waialae Public Charter Elementary School pose with Make-A-Wish Hawaii staff members to present the funds donated after Market Day.

Get Started!

Getting started is easy! Follow the steps below to begin your rewarding experience that will help kids in your community.

  1. Download and read our Kids For Wish Kids Info Packet for more inspiration.
  2. Formulate a few ideas that you'd like to implement. 
  3. Contact James Donnelly in our Development Department at or via phone at (808) 537-3118 ext. 118.

Please note that all Kids For Wish Kids projects need to be approved by Make-A-Wish® Hawaii before you start fundraising on our behalf! We look forward to hearing your ideas!


Contact James at to help keiki in your community today!


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