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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.

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Planting a Tree

Marshall Eng in memory of Sandra Payne

Pamela Ives in memory of Sandra Payne

Harold and Deanna Lloyd in memory of Sandra Payne

Marry Warren in memory of Sandra Payne

Scott Berry in memory of Sandra Payne

Don Dorey in memory of Sandra Payne

Steve and Sheila Magula in memory of Sandra Payne

Barry and Debby Mandell in memory of Sandra Payne

Barbara Zoby in memory of Sandra Payne

Warren and Joan Christie in memory of Sandra Payne

J Thorpe and Connie Bowden in memory of Sandra Payne

Kathleen Marie Hatton in memory of Sandra Payne

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

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

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

Mosley Family in honor of the Ruppert Family

Calvin Albers in remembrance of Daniel Pierce

Cheryl and Gerald McIntosh in memory of Daniel Pierce

Ellen and Richard Moeller in remembrance of Daniel Pierce

CHKD Bayshore Circle Sisters in honor of Laura Putney

Michael Falvey in honor of Renchen Greiner on her birthday

Nicole Ordway in honor of Mya and Jakob Loringer

John Hamilton in honor of Paula H. Owen

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

Suffolk Development Corp. in honor of Harry Davis

Several coworkers in memory of Kerriel Bailey

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

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 our beginnings in 2014, we have worked with our volunteers and partners to enhance the lives of kids and young adults in Virginia Beach foster care, and beyond.

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

Winter '21

Gavin is our IT wizard here at our office. He is the man behind our website & fixes our printer, laptop, and Wi-Fi issues. Along with his tech expertise, he provides a strong helping hand by making multiple trips to and from our storage units. He even will put together furniture for us such as desks and will fix misc. repairs around the office! Thank you, Gavin, for your hard work to help make CWW better each day!

Gavin Rios
Fall '21

Maureen has volunteered with us for countless hours and is our own personal seamstress! She has been fixing the donated prom dresses that need assistance & will be here for our Prom Event this Saturday helping fix the girls' dresses. She has also been an angel in helping sort out clothes in our clothes closet (which if you know, can be messy!) She is an amazing person, supporter, and helper to Connect With a Wish.

Maureen Nichols
Summer '21

Faye regularly stops by our office with great goodies/donations she has collected throughout our community, for kiddos in foster care. Her humor and bubbly personality always make the CWW team laugh and smile when she walks through our doors. She is one of the best people to be around, and her generosity and kindness definitely do NOT go unnoticed.

Faye Davis
Spring '21

Terry has been a volunteer at CWW for years, and she has brought along with her many friends and even family. As our treasurer, she keeps CWW (and all of us) in order. Terry's strong work ethic and organizational prowess proves how much of an asset she is to CWW. We appreciate her volunteering immensely!

Terry Ann Stevens

A thousand thanks to all  our dedicated volunteers! We love you all.

would you consider fostering?

Connect With a Wish, your local city, and so many nonprofits are here to help, with everything from furniture to counseling. Are you ready? Get in touch with Laurie Huresky or Rayshawn Satchell 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
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volunteer of the quarter

Kids in Vegetable Farm

our mission

Our mission is "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"

IAB Foster Care Forum

October 20th, 2022

The Annual Foster Care Forum is happening October 20th, 2022! Please click the event and under the discussion tab, there is a QR Code to scan to register/RSVP! Come on out to help raise awareness and support the Foster Care Community!

IAB Foster Care Forum

October 20th, 2022

Top Rated on GreatNonprofits!

September 16, 2022

We're proud to be top-rated by GreatNonprofits again for 2022! View our reviews, stories, and info over there.

Top Rated on GreatNonprofits!

September 16, 2022

Virtual Open House

May 31, 2022

We are so excited to introduce our Virtual Open House! We hope you enjoy this closer look into our daily office routine, programs, and how you can get involved to support our mission!

Virtual Open House

May 31, 2022

Kars4Kids Charity Show

October 1, 2022

9am - 3pm: Kars4Kids is doing it again, with another fantastic charity car show benefitting Connect With a Wish. They're huge supporters and we're so excited to work with them!

Kars4Kids Charity Show

October 1, 2022

Thanks to our recent partners!

September 5, 2021

A special thanks to Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, DEPCOM Gives, and Rios Insurance Agency, and all our partners for their influential support.

Thanks to our recent partners!

September 5, 2021