WHAT IS MAKE-A-WISH MONTH?
Make-A-Wish Month is a month-long campaign celebrating Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and the courageous children that we serve. The month will spotlight our donors, volunteers, wishes, Board of Directors, referral agents, staff and everyone who supports our mission. In 2012, events and activities related to Make-A-Wish Month raised funds to grant the wishes of 38 children in Southern Florida.
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND MAKE-A-WISH MONTH
On April 29, 2013, Make-A-Wish chapters in the US and around the world celebrate World Wish Day, a global celebration of the wish in 1980 that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish – 7-year-old Chris’ wish to be a police officer. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida extends the reach of this important anniversary on a local level. By creating a month-long celebration, we can further deliver our mission and make a greater impact within our local community.
PICK A DAY, ADOPT A WISH®
Anyone can share the power of a wish® and support Make-A-Wish Month. Individuals, companies and groups of all kinds are encouraged to adopt a day in support of this month-long campaign. With a $5,000 donation, you will fund a child’s entire wish and can specify which day in May is designated as your day. How you choose your designated day is up to you. You may choose to donate in honor or in memory of someone special, celebrate a loved one’s birthday or anniversary, or select your lucky number. There are many notable days in May including Cinco de Mayo (5th), Teachers Day (7th), Mother’s Day (12th), Armed Forces Day (18th) and Memorial Day (27th). Each member of our Board of Directors will select a day and match the adopting of a wish.
For more about Make-A-Wish Month and how you can get involved, please visit www.makeawishmonth.org.