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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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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

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 Kaishanta Hernanadez at VB Human Services.

95.7 R&BHampton Roads Perspective w/ Devin Tucker
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Ep. 5 - What it TakesCandid Conversations in Child Welfare
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volunteer of the quarter

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our mission

"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"

Giving Tuesday - Thank You!

November 29, 2022

Thanks for supporting us on Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity! With support from people like you, we've raised thousands to pursue our mission. More coming soon!

Giving Tuesday - Thank You!

November 29, 2022

Stuff the Sleigh

December 1, 5-8pm

Join us at Wasserhund Brewing Company for our annual Stuff the Sleigh event! Help stuff our sleigh with gifts for youth and teens in foster care, all while having a jolly time with great food and drinks! Portion of your tab goes to CWW!

Stuff the Sleigh

December 1, 5-8pm

Wish Upon A Star

April 1, 2023

Come out for Wish Upon A Star, a semi-formal gala featuring a casino night, cocktail hour, open bar, plated dinner, and specialty raffle! All proceeds go to our mission; sponsorships available!

Wish Upon A Star

April 1, 2023

IAB Follow Up

May 2023

May is Foster Care Awareness Month, so we'll be having a follow up to our IAB Forum. A Day in The Life of Foster Parents - an exclusive, intimate event where diversity is welcomed and no question is out of the question. More information to come!

IAB Follow Up

May 2023

IAB Forum - Thank You!

October 20th, 2022

We were honored to be a part of Interfaith Alliance at the Beach's Foster Care Forum! It was a day full of connections, creating awareness, and ways to support the foster care community. Thanks to all who came out!

IAB Forum - Thank You!

October 20th, 2022

Kars4Kids Show - Thanks!

October 16, 2022

250 participants, $10,650 raised! The Seven Cities Camaro Club's Kars4Kids Charity Car Show was a huge success, and we're so thankful to have worked with them again!

Kars4Kids Show - Thanks!

October 16, 2022

Platinum Transparency - Candid Guidestar

October 5, 2022

CWW has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid! We're committed to transparency and integrity in following our mission, so you can support us with confidence.

Platinum Transparency - Candid Guidestar

October 5, 2022

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

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

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!