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1 Creating a Partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of the Mid-South

2 Mission, Vision and Values Our Mission Statement We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Our Vision Statement We are dedicated to making every eligible child’s wish come true. To be eligible for a wish you must be between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 and have a life-threatening medical condition as described by your doctor. Referral Yourself Parents Doctor Medical Professional Social Worker Payton, 8 congenital heart defect I wish to have a pirate ship playhouse

3 How Wishes Began “It’s been years since my son Chris received his wish, and I am still amazed and inspired how one little boy’s dream to be a policeman has touched the lives of so many thousands of people.” - Linda Bergendahl-Pauling Chris’ mother and Founder “It’s been years since my son Chris received his wish, and I am still amazed and inspired how one little boy’s dream to be a policeman has touched the lives of so many thousands of people.” - Linda Bergendahl-Pauling Chris’ mother and Founder In 1980, a 7 year-old leukemia patient named Chris Greicius realized his lifelong dream to become a police officer. Many of those volunteers responsible for fulfilling Chris’ wish wanted to do the same for other children with life-threatening medical conditions. Thanks to Chris’ inspiration and joyous spirit, his volunteers and loving family created the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

4 The largest wish-granting organization More than 240,000 wishes granted globally to date Granted more than 13,800 wishes last year Grants a wish every 38 minutes 62 chapters serving every community in the United States, and 36 international affiliates 27,000 children in the US are diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition every year The average cost of a wish, nationwide in 2013 was $8,206. “I cannot even begin to thank the Make-A-Wish Foundation enough for granting Cody’s wish…so free from his illness, if only for a short time, but worth more than anything on this earth to see him like that.” - Judy, mother of a wish child “I cannot even begin to thank the Make-A-Wish Foundation enough for granting Cody’s wish…so free from his illness, if only for a short time, but worth more than anything on this earth to see him like that.” - Judy, mother of a wish child Grace, 6 juvenile dermatomyostis I wish to have a fairytale day Scope and Reach

5 The Mid-South Chapter began in 1986 and the first wish granted was a child’s wish to sing with Tammy Faye Baker. Since 1986, we have granted over 4,500 wishes to children in our territory. The Mid-South Chapter territory encompasses all of Arkansas, West Tennessee and North Mississippi. The Mid-South Chapter headquarters is in Memphis, TN and the Arkansas Regional Office is based in Little Rock, AR. 78 cents of every dollar is allocated to wish granting. This year we plan to grant 240 wishes to children in our territory. Mid-South Chapter Wish child name, age I wish… Add chapter picture and fit to this box Alyssa I wish for an above ground swimming pool.

6 Wish Types I WISH TO MEET my favorite basketball player a popular recording artist my favorite movie star I WISH TO BE a cowboy a ballerina a sumo wrestler a soldier a zookeeper I WISH TO HAVE a playhouse a dinosaur a computer a birthday party a rocket-ship clubhouse I WISH TO GO to Hawaii on a cruise on a shopping spree to Walt Disney World ® Resort

7 Kids For Wish Kids Noella, 3 acute myeloid leukemia I wish to have a labradoodle puppy Kids For Wish Kids is a program that engages kids of all ages in the Make-A-Wish Mission. Kids For Wish Kids is unique because kids manage the program themselves. Kids and teens are responsible for brainstorming fundraising ideas, developing a plan of action and managing their fundraiser from start to finish. Granting a Wish is the best team building experience there is. You work so hard towards a common goal and to be able to see the person you’ve affected is incomparable. Sharing the Power of a Wish teaches kids compassion and empathy. It also teaches how coming together as a group really makes a difference. Kids can make a difference in their community and in the lives of other kids.

8 Kaden, 4 autoimmune disorder I wish to go play football with my favorite theme park character Ways to get your organization involved: Wish Sponsor Wish Supporter Take up Donations Mini-Fundraisers Have an Event Volunteer Become a Wish Granter

9 The average cost of a wish is more than $8,206. It costs at least $5,000 to participate in a child’s Wish Reveal. Once $5,000 or more is raised, the donor becomes a Wish Sponsor! The sponsor is assigned a waiting wish child and gets the privilege of having as much participation in the wish granting experience as desired. Wish Sponsor

10 Matthew, 3 cancer I wish to see snow Take up Donations- among members Have an Event- – Princess for a Day, 5K Race, Golf Tournament, Zumbathon, Dance, Dinner Event, Auction. Anything you can think of! Volunteer– – Volunteering is a great form of community service- help with wish granting, special events, or office work. Ways to help…

11 Wish Wednesday Colin, 4 Acute lymphoblastic leukemia I wish to go whale watching Jeans for Wishes We Wish for Casual Days! On Wednesdays, students can pay $5 per Wednesday (or any day) for a Casual Day as your school defines it (i.e. jeans or shorts, make sure it is acceptable to the dress code). All the school has to do is collect the money for Make-A-Wish!

12 Wish Star Cut-Outs Cut Outs A fundraising and awareness campaign when schools, stores or companies sell Make-A-Wish® stars (usually for $1) and display them around their school. Students who sell the most stars are often offered an incentive like a homework pass or throwing a pie in their principal in the face.

13 Arkansas Schools Granting Wishes Beebe Junior High School FBLA Cabe Middle School Central Arkansas Christian Discovery Island Day Care FBLA District 2 Jonesboro Public Schools Marmaduke School District Nettleton High School Rogers High School DECA Southside High School FBLA Kathryn, 15 I wish to go to Disney World with my family

14 Southside High School FBLA Kyle, 17 “I wish to go to Japan”

15 Rogers High School DECA Haley, 9 “I wish to go to Disney World”

16 Rogers High School DECA Max, 6 “I wish to go to Disney World”

17 Nettleton High School & Cabe Middle School Abigail, 4 I wish to go to Disney World with my family Creed, 6 I wish to go to Disney World

18 Marmaduke School District Haley, 6 I wish to meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen

19 Jonesboro Public Schools Makenzie, 3 I wish to go to Disney World

20 FBLA District 2 Hayden, 8 Hayden’s wish to go on a shopping spree was granted at District 2’s spring FBLA conference

21 Central Arkansas Christian Ethan, 5 I wish to meet Lightening McQueen at Disney World

22 Beebe Junior High School FBLA Kathryn, 15 I wish to go to Disney World with my family

23 Terani (9) – Stuttgart “I wish to go to Disney World” Tanner (7)– Cabot “I wish to go to Disney World!” The Faces of Make-A-Wish in Arkansas! Morgan (18) – Arkadelphia “I wish to have an apple computer!”

24 Raven (17) – DeValls Bluff “I wish to meet my favorite choreographer!” Carson (4)– Malvern “I wish to go to Disney World!” The Faces of Make-A-Wish in Arkansas! MaggieJoe (5) – Wickes “I wish to have a Horse Pen with Dirt!”

25 Chloe (18) – Little Rock “I wish to go to Bora Bora!” Carter (5)- Ward “I wish to go to Disney World!” The Faces of Make-A-Wish in Arkansas! Ethan (5) – Alexander “I wish to meet Lightening McQueen!”

26 Name: Amy Westlake Title: Development Coordinator Phone: (501) Contact Us Casandra, 3 leukemia I wish to be a ballerina


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