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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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Several coworkers in memory of Kerriel Bailey
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 memory 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

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.

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"

the latest news

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

volunteer of the quarter

Fall '20:
Mark Wagner

Mark is a dedicated volunteer who shows up and goes to work for us at all our special events. He is always cheerful andwith a smile! Throughout the years, he has proven to be a versatile and invaluable member of the CWW team. We are so blessed to have Mark in our inner circle.

Winter '20:
Jackie Alwine

has been volunteering with Connect With A Wish since 2016. Her first event with us was the 2016 Talent Show. She has been a reliable volunteer who is always ready to answer the call for need. Jackie is always there for our events, and she is an excellent organizer.  Thank you for all you do, Jackie!

Spring '21:
Terry Ann Stevens

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!

Summer '21:
Faye Davis

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 + kindness definitely does NOT go unnoticed.

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

Give Local

Nov 30th: Giving Tuesday is here! We have GoFundMe drive for our Giving Tuesday Goal: funding our 5th Annual Coat Drive (provide a coat for every child in local foster care)!

Stuff the Sleigh

Dec 7th, 5-9pm: Help us Stuff the Sleigh with gifts for youth in foster care! Raffles, live music, and more waiting for you at Wasserhund Brewery in Virginia Beach!

Winter Coat Drive

Oct - Dec 1st: It's starting to get chilly out there! Do you have any children's coats you could donate for a child a need?

Kars 4 Kids Show - Wow!

The 7 Cities Camaro Club put together an amazing car show once again! We thank them for choosing to support us with the proceeds, and can't wait for more!

Thanks, Atlantic Bay Mortgage!

Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group is a long-time supporter of Connect With a Wish. From generous donations to volunteers, we appreciate our partnership with Atlantic Bay.

DEPCOM Gives: $20,000 Grant!

We appreciate DEPCOM Gives for their generous $20,000 grant, which has helped our operations tremendously.

Rios Insurance Agency

We're taking some time to recognize Ralph Rios at Allstate for 8 years of dedicated support in every step CWW has taken. To Ralph and the Allstate crew, thank you!

would you consider fostering?

Connect With a Wish and so many nonprofits are here to help, with everything from furniture to counseling. Are you ready? Get in touch with Ryan Jones at VB Human Services.