Wish Kid John visited the San Francisco 49ers

Bullying Is No Joke

November 30th, 2016

John has always been a very active kid and excellent wrestler, so a bump or bruise was normal for the teen. But after the wrestling season ended and John’s latest bruise didn’t go away, his family grew concerned. Add in the fact that he started coughing up blood, and they knew something was definitely wrong. […]

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Catherine is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and YWCA Alaska’s Hero of the Month

Kids can be bullied for all kinds of reasons

November 11th, 2016

Kids can be bullied for all kinds of reasons. Catherine wrote about the bullying she faced growing up in the Native villages in Alaska and feeling like an “outsider” because she didn’t look like the other kids. I grew up in “the bush”, also known as Native villages in Anchorage, Alaska, where taking the easy […]

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Encouraging a Kinder Generation

November 1st, 2016

Are you part of the movement that’s looking for ways to encourage your children to become more empathetic, more giving? Although the word “philanthropy” is usually associated with adults or wealthy individuals, most agree that it’s never too early to start talking to your kids about philanthropy. More and more families are looking for ways […]

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Where Are They Now?

September 7th, 2016

One of the things Kids Wish Network prides itself on is that we try to stay in touch with our Wish Kids, long after their wish is over. These ongoing relationships are one of the things that set Kids Wish apart from other wish granting organizations. Our Wish Kids hold a special place in our […]

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Lawnmower Safety

July 8th, 2016

Summer is a time of lemonade stands, BBQ cookouts, lounging poolside, and the smell of fresh cut grass lingering in the air. The last thing anyone wants is for this carefree time to be sadly interrupted by a traumatic event, like a lawn mower-related accident. Older children often help out at home by mowing the […]

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10 Ways to Get Involved: Be Part of the Magic of Kids Wish Network

March 23rd, 2016

  1. Refer a child between the ages of 3 and 18 like Hunter with a life-threatening illness for a once in a lifetime wish.   2. Connect with Kids Wish Network on Social Media Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube to stay updated on how they’re turning dreams into realities.   3. Donate $25 to provide […]

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Moonjar Moneybox: Educating Kids about Money

March 22nd, 2016

Financial literacy is a difficult concept for most adults to grasp, let alone children. That is why Lalie Scandiuzzi created the Moonjar Moneybox in 2001. She firmly believes in starting the conversation about basic monetary values at an early age and approaching it in a fun, kid-friendly way. The name Moonjar comes from the idea […]

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Male Stars Who Were Bullied

December 9th, 2015

“From Victims to A-List Celebrities: Beating the Bullying Culture Part 2” Bullying transcends demographic barriers, gender included. No one is immune, not even celebrities. Emotional or physical in nature, the pain that follows the abuse takes its toll on the victim. You can’t control what other kids do or say, but you can control how […]

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.