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Welcome to the KWN Family: Meet Wish Funding Specialist Kiara

October 28th, 2014

Hello! My name is Kiara, and I started with Kids Wish Network a couple of months ago as a Wish Funding Specialist. My previous non-profit experience was focused on breaking the barriers of extreme poverty in third-world countries. It may seem like a big change to go from advocating for children and families in extreme […]

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“Where are they now”: Hero of the Month

October 2nd, 2014

In late 2013, 12-year-old Jessica was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect and was informed that she needed open heart surgery. Doctors went in and repaired a valve in her heart, which, unfortunately, lead to more complications. The attempted surgery resulted in a complete heart block, and Jessica now needed a pacemaker. Jessica was nominated […]

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Spotlight on Wish Sponsor: Tropical Kayaks

September 16th, 2014

For Wish Kid Gage, all he wanted was a beach vacation. So we sent the Ohio-teen on an amazing adventure in Palm Coast, Florida. Gage suffers from a life-threatening version of Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease that causes dangerous complications, so his beach vacation wish was the perfect time to relax. One great activity […]

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7th Annual Melissa Mai Memorial Golf Scramble

September 14th, 2014

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“Back to School” Gift Banks: Helping our KWN local Florida community

August 12th, 2014

It’s that time of the year again when summer comes to an end and kids head back to school. For parents, now is the time for “back to school” shopping. Kids will gather their pencils and paper, pick out a new lunch box, strap on their backpack and start the new school year. Unfortunately for […]

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Spotlight on: Sophia’s Doll Clothes

August 8th, 2014

As the Product Coordinator for KWN, I am always impressed by other peoples’ generosity. I get the chance to work with incredible companies that go above and beyond to help us provide joy to kids facing difficult circumstances. The past few months, I’ve been working with a fantastic company called Sophia’s Doll Clothes that really […]

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Welcoming Wish Kid Jack to Florida! (video)

July 28th, 2014

Wish Coordinator Cassi met Wish Kid Jack as he arrived at the Tampa airport. Jack and his family were starting his beach vacation wish trip to Sanibel Island. Check out his video below! A special thanks goes out to all Jack’s wish sponsors: Sanibel Siesta on the Beach, Dollar Rent A Car, Jerry’s Shopping Center, […]

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Our KWN Disney Princesses

July 21st, 2014

Abigail, Ciara and Mattingly’s wishes all have at least one thing in common; they all want to meet the Disney Princesses! The three Wish Kids started their wish trips the end of the July and a few lucky KWN staff members got to greet them outside the gates of the Magic Kingdom. The girls were […]

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56,620 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is an international 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.