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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.  

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 our Events and Development Department at or via phone at (808) 537-3118.

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!


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Additional ways to get involved:

Jingle Rock Run

Join us at our annual Jingle Rock Run! Kids For Wish Kids can individually participate in the keiki sprint or build a team to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. 

Letter Writing Campaign

Participate in the Macy’s Believe Letter Writing Campaign by visiting a Macy’s near you and dropping a letter in Santa’s Mailbox. A child could organize a Santa letter writing drive to encourage other students to participate! 

Skylar, 11

Job syndrome, HLH, Lupus

I wish to design a fashionable sun-safe hat for kids!

Skylar's wish reaches HiSky heights!

Kenny, 11


I wish to see snow at Lake Tahoe

Kenny slides into his snowy adventure

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805