for children in foster care

757 Local

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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"

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The Latest at CWW

A great 2020 Holiday season

With your support this holiday season, CWW was able to bring cheer, help, and love to local foster families throughout a notably difficult holiday season. WIth over $74,000 of donated goods distributed and an outdoor Santapalooza event that had the big red man himself taking notes, we at Connect With a Wish cannot thank you and our supporters enough for showing up in a new way to make this holiday season a home run!

Activity Bags

In February, we will be making activity bags to help our foster youth stay occupied at home throughout the pandemic. Consider helping us from home by perusing our AmazonSmile wish list. We're requesting fun and helpful items on there to fill our bags*.

*As part of our COVID-19 precautions, we cannot accept used donations of any sort at this time. We're sorry to disappoint!

Volunteer of the quarter

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

Fall 2019 - Jenn Robinson     //     Winter 2019 - Daniel Fagan

Spring 2020 - Colin Lowther     //     Summer 2020 - Katie Stevens

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


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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