enhancing the lives of children in Hampton Roads foster care
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.
Eldred and Catherine Caveney in honor of Bill's birthday
Marion and Douglas Willey, in loving memory of their cousin Teresa Lopez
Cathy Pierce in memory of Daniel Pierce
Charity UMC Bible Group in honor of Barbara Henley
Joan Christie in memory of Jarrett Zoby
The Frey Family, in memory of Margaret Robrecht and Lolen “Wendy” Daugherty
J Thorpe and Connie Bowden in memory of Sandra Payne
Scott Berry in memory of Sandra Payne
Pamela Ives in memory of Sandra Payne
Marry Warren in memory of Sandra Payne
Kathleen Marie Hatton in memory of Sandra Payne
Barry and Debby Mandell in memory of Sandra Payne
Don Dorey in memory of Sandra Payne
Warren and Joan Christie in memory of Sandra Payne
Harold and Deanna Lloyd in memory of Sandra Payne
Steve and Sheila Magula in memory of Sandra Payne
Barbara Zoby in memory of Sandra Payne
Marshall Eng in memory of Sandra Payne
Nancy Jorgensen, Diane Nikkel and Elaine Vollbrecht in remembrance of Nancy Noer
Calvin Albers in remembrance of Daniel Pierce
Suffolk Development Corp. in honor of Harry Davis
Cheryl and Gerald McIntosh in memory of Daniel Pierce
The Rich Family: Phil, Ruth Ann, and Eian; in memory of Lt. Samuel R. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Payne in honor of Russell and Michelle Payne
CHKD Bayshore Circle Sisters in honor of Laura Putney
Mosley Family in honor of the Ruppert Family
Pamela and Billy Stancill in honor of John Reid on his birthday
Several coworkers in memory of Kerriel Bailey
John Hamilton in honor of Paula H. Owen
Julie and Paul Morgan in honor of Carlene & Rob Clark, and Jessica Clark Morgan
Michael Falvey in honor of Renchen Greiner on her birthday
Nicole Ordway in honor of Mya and Jakob Loringer
Ellen and Richard Moeller in remembrance of Daniel Pierce
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
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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!
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.
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.
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
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 Kaishanta Hernanadez at VB Human Services.
volunteer of the quarter
"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"
Love is what makes a family.
October 1, 2022
Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent? It's a challenging and rewarding endeavor that can change a child's life for the better. Try out a city-hosted info session, every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.
Love is what makes a family.
October 1, 2022
Wish Upon A Star - April 1st!
Thanks to our sponsors!
There are a few spots left, so act soon to get in on the fun!
Presenting Sponsor! Guys Doing Good
Ace of Hearts
Peter Decker Children's Charity
King of Clubs
Accel Pest Control
Drink Sponsor - VB Electric
Queen of Diamonds - Precision Garage Door, Towne Bank, and Southern Bank
Jack of Spades - Brian Holland at Atlantic Bay Mortgage and Pariser Dermatology
Game Table Sponsor - Signature Seasonings, Heirloom Restaurant, and Beach Ford
Raffle Ticket Sponsor - Ron Zoby Tours, Ralph Rios at Allstate
Reserved Table - Terry Stevens, Wainwright Real Estate Agent
Join us for Wish Upon A Star, a semi-formal gala featuring a casino night, cocktail hour, plated dinner, and specialty raffles! We'll be offering a custom golf cart and a sunset cruise up the Virginia Beach Oceanfront! You won't want to miss it.
Proceeds benefit Connect With a Wish and our plans to keep growing and serving our community.
Sponsorship spots and tables are still available! Look over our information packet below for more details, and get in touch if you're interested!
Hope to see you there!
Tickets Selling Fast, Act Soon!
We'll have great specialty raffles - a custom golf cart and a private sunset cruise!