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Kids with Capes


Enhancing the lives

of children in

Hampton Roads foster care

Tributary Donors

Connect With a Wish is pleased to honor those who have donated in honor of friends, family, and loved ones. If you would like to contribute in celebration of an important event or people in your life, please contact us.

Children are in foster care in the Commonwealth of Virginia


Children are in foster care in the Hampton Roads



Children are in foster care in the Virginia Beach

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Planting a Tree

Billy & Pam Stancill in honor of John Reid's birthday.

Virginia Earley, in honor of Zeke Toller

Eldred and Catherine Caveney in honor of Bill's birthday

Marion and Douglas Willey, in loving memory of their cousin Teresa Lopez

Charity UMC Bible Group in honor of Barbara Henley

Cathy Pierce in memory of Daniel Pierce

Joan Christie in memory of Jarrett Zoby

The Frey Family, in memory of Margaret Robrecht and Lolen “Wendy” Daugherty

Marshall Eng in memory of Sandra Payne

Barbara Zoby in memory of Sandra Payne

Steve and Sheila Magula in memory of Sandra Payne

Harold and Deanna Lloyd in memory of Sandra Payne

Warren and Joan Christie in memory of Sandra Payne

Don Dorey in memory of Sandra Payne

Barry and Debby Mandell in memory of Sandra Payne

Kathleen Marie Hatton in memory of Sandra Payne

Marry Warren in memory of Sandra Payne

Pamela Ives in memory of Sandra Payne

Scott Berry in memory of Sandra Payne

J Thorpe and Connie Bowden in memory of Sandra Payne

Nancy Jorgensen, Diane Nikkel and Elaine Vollbrecht in remembrance of Nancy Noer

Ellen and Richard Moeller in remembrance of Daniel Pierce

Nicole Ordway in honor of Mya and Jakob Loringer

Michael Falvey in honor of Renchen Greiner on her birthday

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

John Hamilton in honor of Paula H. Owen

Several coworkers in memory of Kerriel Bailey

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

Mosley Family in honor of the Ruppert Family

CHKD Bayshore Circle Sisters in honor of Laura Putney

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

The Rich Family: Phil, Ruth Ann, and Eian; in memory of Lt. Samuel R. Martin

Cheryl and Gerald McIntosh in memory of Daniel Pierce

Suffolk Development Corp. in honor of Harry Davis

Calvin Albers in remembrance of Daniel Pierce

Julie Macaluso in honor of Stephanie Smith's birthday.

Lori Douglas in honor of her mom, Stephanie Smith's, birthday.

Who We Are

Connect With A Wish is a Virginia Beach based, 501c3 nonprofit. We provide children in local foster care with resources and support to live well and grow. Since 2014, we have worked with our volunteers and partners to enhance the lives of children and young adults in Virginia Beach foster care, and the surrounding cities.

We strive to achieve our mission through a growing list of programs and special events, and they all rely on the generosity of charitable people like you.

The Latest News

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

On The Air

Summer '23

Nancy has tirelessly collected items through the Senior Resource Center, delivered them here, and is a very vocal community advocate for CWW. She helped largely at our Back-to-School event in 95F weather! THANK YOU Nancy for your passion for our youth in foster care!

Nancy Allan
Spring '23

Congratulations to Cheryl Weber on receiving Volunteer of the Quarter for Spring '23! Cheryl has been a long-time supporter of CWW. One of her main roles here is she delivers our Birthday Brigade bags every month to Virginia Beach Human Services. She also has been a great help with our Santapalooza event by purchasing LOTS of stockings. Cheryl is always ready to help us at our events and we APPRECIATE her! Thank you

Cheryl Weber
Winter '22

Thank you to Cheryl Oneyear at Face Friend for the great blanket donations!! Cheryl continually handmakes blankets for youth in foster care and we appreciate all the support you've given us! Congrats on Volunteer of the Quarter!

Cheryl Oneyear
Fall '22

Please help us congratulate our Fall 2022 Volunteer of the Quarter, Terry Bowers! Terry is the President of Seven Cities Camaro Club and has coordinated the Kars4Kids Fundraising Car Show for 2 years in a row to benefit CWW! She also does collections ALL YEAR long for our Back to School event, Santapalooza, Birthday Brigade and so much more. THANK YOU Terry for your optimism, generosity, volunteer services, and support of CWW!

Terry Bowers

Would YOU consider adopting?

The Va. Beach Department of Social Services is searching for a “forever family for a wonderful young man. “J” is a fun loving, energetic 11-year-old. He is described as a jokester, funny, loving and kind.  He enjoys Roblox, Legos, Pokemon and Hot Wheels. He likes to sing and dance and loves all kinds of music. “J” likes one on one time and asks for hugs.  He responds well to handholding, and he enjoys playing outside but he does not like the cold.  He enjoys attending school and loves science experiments.  “J” likes to dress nice, and his favorite “fancy dinner” is Texas Roadhouse because he loves the rolls.  His favorite food is Mac and Cheese.  “J” would do best with a family who will show love, structure, and teach him important life skills. He would benefit from an active family. The home should be busy, but also allow for plenty of downtime.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about “J”, please contact Erica Tripp-Wiggins at 757-385-3543 

A thousand thanks to all  our dedicated volunteers!

Would YOU consider fostering?

Connect With a Wish, your local city, and many nonprofits are available to help, with everything from furniture to counseling.

Are you ready? Get in touch with Laurie Huresky or

Kaishanta Hernanadez at VB Human Services.

95.7 R&BHampton Roads Perspective w/ Devin Tucker
00:00 / 23:30
Ep. 5 - What it TakesCandid Conversations in Child Welfare
00:00 / 37:11

Volunteer of the Quarter


Our Mission

"to connect the wishes and needs of children in Virginia Beach and local 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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Thanks to Our Partners

We at Connect With a Wish are very grateful for the support from all of our partners for their influential support. See what businesses are supporting Connect With a Wish in your neighborhood, below!

Our Reputation

We're top-rated on Great NonProfits and platinum rated on Candid Guidestar. We're committed to transparency and integrity in following our mission, so you can support us with confidence. You can also view our annual budget.

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