Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group generously donated $20,000 to Connect With a Wish. Thank you, Atlantic Bay, for your continued support of local youth in foster care!



for children in foster care

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 "to connect the wishes and needs of children in Virginia Beach foster care with the generosity of our community. We provide the resources and support needed to give these children the opportunity to grow into positive and productive members of our community"

Our Mission:

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May 11th: We are part of Give Local 757: Hampton Roads' day of giving! We need your help! On May 11th, starting at 12AM, visit Give Local's website and make a donation to us. The organizations that reach the most donors will get great prizes! Donate between 11am and 12pm to help us win a $757 bonus prize for the most unique donors in that hour!

welcome Ashley fussell

We're excited to welcome our newest board member, Ashley Fussell! Ashley was born in and raised in Virginia Beach and has a passion for Wedding & Corporate planning. In her spare time she enjoys being with her husband and two westies. We're excited for the experience and energy she will bring to the board!

platinum transparency

We're proud to have received GuideStar's 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency. You can view our strategy, metrics, and achievements at GuideStar.

foster care Awareness month

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. We hope to spread awareness of the many needs in the foster care system, and how people like you can help!

may charity night

May 18th, 5-10pm: Our first public event since the pandemic! Join us at Wasserhund Brewing Co. for a night of good beer, great people, and a wonderful cause! CWW will receive 30% of all taproom sales from the night! We are optimistically monitoring the ongoing public health situation and will accommodate all public restrictions.

Volunteer of the quarter

Congrats and a thousand thank-yous to all of our Volunteer of the Quarters!

Winter 2019 - Daniel Fagan      //     Spring 2020 - Colin Lowther

Summer 2020 - Katie Stevens     //     Fall 2020 - Mark Wagner

Winter 2020 - Jackie Alwine      //     Spring 2021 - Coming soon

on the air

Collen Luksik, Vice President of CWW, recently gave a fantastic interview with 13 News Now about our holiday operations and how they will be affected by the ongoing pandemic. Have a look!

There's always something new here at CWW. Don't miss it!

Clock Gears

CWW has a variety of programs to best serve our local foster children. Click above to explore what we do.

Our flagship event - the Pungo Wine Festival is more than an extraordinary day of fun, wine, and music - it's a way to help our local foster children.


An adoptive and foster mother with passions for service and children in need- see how Joy got started, and why.

Amazon Smile

You shop, Amazon gives. Amazon's Smile program donates a portion of your order total to us when you check out with them - at no extra cost to you! Try it today!

Papa John's

Use code PIZZA4CWW and a portion of your order total is donated to Connect With a Wish!

Select stores only.


NEW ONLY DONATIONS REQUESTED - Stop by, and say hi! Bring a mask, please!

Handle With Care

  • Pajamas (all sizes and gender, ESP young boy's and men's)

  • Baby rattles, toys, and bath toys

  • Diaper creme

  • Nightlights/flaslights

  • Ethnic/Natural hair care products

  • Bars of Soap/body wash

  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion

  • Individual packs of tissue

  • Female hygiene products

  • Pacifiers and baby bottles

  • Toddler sippy and snack cups

  • Coloring books (both children and adult themed)

  • Journals

  • Crayons/Colored pencils

  • ALL SIZE UNDERWEAR (must be in package, unworn)

  • Girls & Boys body spray

Clothes Closet

  • Socks (Mens and Boys - all sizes)

  • Khaki/Work Pants/Dress Pants (Mens and Boys - all sizes)

  • NEW & UNUSED Boxers, Briefs, Boxer briefs (Mens and boys - all sizes)

  • NEW & UNUSED Undershirts - (Mens and Boys - all sizes)

Birthday Brigade
  • Birthday-themed plates and napkins

  • Cake mix

  • Large birthday bags

  • $10 - $15 gift cards

  • NEW & UNUSED nail polish and makeup

  • NEW & UNUSED perfume and cologne

We greatly appreciate all donations. If you have any questions, please call our office at (757).337.2657


Several coworkers in memory of Kerriel Bailey

Suffolk Development Corp. in honor of Harry Davis

Pamela and Billy Stancill in honor of John Reid on his birthday.

John Hamilton in honor of Paula H. Owen


Nicole Ordway in honor of Mya and Jakob Loringer

Michael Falvey in honor of Renchen Greiner on her birthday.

CHKD Bayshore Circle Sisters in honor of Laura Putney

Ellen and Richard Moeller in remembrance of Daniel Pierce

Cheryl and Gerald McIntosh in remembrance of Daniel Pierce

Calvin Albers in remembrance of Daniel Pierce

Mosley Family in honor of the Ruppert Family

Julie and Paul Morgan in honor of Carlene & Rob Clark and Jessica Clark Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Payne in honor of Russell and Michelle Payne

We greatly appreciate our tributary donors and are pleased to honor their friends and loved ones.
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