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Mahalo to our Volunteers

Give Wishes Wings
Thank you to our volunteers who helped out this past weekend at Dita Holifield's All American Rodeo, our Give Wishes Wings Kick-off and our Waffles for Wishes networking brunch.

Three events in one weekend resulted in success thanks to our incredible volunteers who dedicated hours out of their day to help raise funds for our local wish keiki. From the three days of saddling up for wishes at Dita Holifield's All American Rodeo, to answering phones at our Give Wishes Wings summer campaign kick-off and spreading our mission at our Waffles for Wishes networking brunch, each and every one of our volunteers played an integral role in the success of each event. 

We cannot say thank you enough to everyone who came out this past weekend! We could not have done it without your extraordinary support. Our volunteers have huge hearts and a real passion for our mission, and that's why we call them our wish warriors! Whether you're actively granting a wish or helping out at an event, you are a part of our Ohana and are making a difference in the lives of the children we serve. 

Go #TeamHIWish!

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  • Volunteers and Wish Kids spreading the word about Give Wishes Wings!

  • Volunteers came in to help answer phones on Friday's launch of Give Wishes Wings, taking callers' pledges of miles and money.

  • KHON's Jai Cunninghum poses with Wish Alumni Reece in-between live updates of the campaign featured on Wake Up 2Day.

  • Wish Kid Nahla shared her story with 94.7 KUMU. She is one of many wish kids awaiting to take flight this summer on her No. 1 wish to meet Disney's Queen Elsa!

  • Numerous volunteers helped with Friday's Give Wishes Wings launch, spanning 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in a collective effort to support 500 wishes this summer.

  • Wish Alumna Skylar, whose wish was to have her own line of sun-safe hats, works out of Siana's office to support Friday's launch! She donated HiSky hats as prize giveaways featured for listeners of 94.7 KUMU.

  • Make-A-Wish Hawaii staff pose with Wish Alumni Reece and Tiare, whose wishes both required miles to travel out of Hawaii. Reece flew to Walt Disney World for his Star Wars-themed wish trip, while Tiare flew to California to cheer with the San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders. More than 80% of wishes require travel!

  • Volunteers excited to help out at Dita Holifield's All American Rodeo. Miss Hawaii even joined in on the fun!

  • One of the Rodeo's young contestants ready to enter the arena!

  • Volunteer Coordinator, Glenn Mendoza, with the amazing volunteers who came out to help at Waffles for Wishes.

  • Volunteers passing out food at Waffles for Wishes.

  • Volunteers helping out at our starfish table where donors were asked to fund certain aspects of the wish experience.

About this Blog

Wish Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the wonderful work happening at Make-A-Wish® Hawaii. See how the wishes of local keiki battling critical illnesses come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or from those in your neighborhood who have been transformed by a wish in some way. Discover why we are so committed to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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