We are very grateful for your generosity and efforts in raising funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Mid-South! Your first step is to contact the Mid-South Chapter offices to share your fundraising idea, and determine if it is a good fit for both parties. Once paperwork is complete, and the event is approved, then encourage your friends, family and coworkers to support your effort.
Before you start planning your event, please contact the Mid-South Chapter office for the Fundraising and Licensing Agreement and Proposal (this agreement must be signed by a Make-A-Wish staff member before you start publicizing your event).
Frequently Asked Questions About Fundraising:
Q. Who can host an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-South?
A. Anyone! Any individual or group (employees of a corporation, school/university, or other organizations) can host an event as long as it approved by the Mid-South Chapter.
Q. How do I get approval to host an event?
A. Once you have determined the type of event you would like to host and when you would like to host it, the first step toward getting approval is to complete, sign and return the Special Event Form and License Agreement. We ask that you allow one week for the office to approve your event.
Q. What kinds of events are held?
A. Individuals and groups have held all sorts of events from bowl-a-thons, BBQ cook-offs, walks/runs and more!
Q. What Make-A-Wish support do I get for my event?
A. The amount of logistical support you can expect to receive from Make-A-Wish, as well as, the use of our trademarks and logo in your marketing materials is determined by the proceeds you anticipate to raise.
Q. Where does the money raised at my event go?
A. The proceeds from your event go directly toward our mission of granting wishes. Events raising $5,000 or more have the opportunity to sponsor a local child's wish.