an organization for local foster children

Connect With a Wish works 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.

This year's Pungo Wine Festival has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Specific information will arrive shortly. Thank you for your understanding!


We're Collecting Prom Dresses for this year's prom event!

 Contact us if you are interested in donating new or very gently used prom dresses for our foster youth this year!

Volunteer Wednesdays - every Wednesday at our office from 9am to 3pm

 RSVP to to help with program inventory, donations, and office errands

Karma Class at Shine Yoga

Class is open to the public with a donation of any amount to get in.

Many thanks to Allstate and Ralph Rios for their continuous support of Connect With A Wish since its inception. Ralph, husband of Joy Rios, has been hugely important in the operations of Connect With A Wish. Get to know Joy, Ralph, and their family by watching Allstate's piece on the Rios family and CWW.

Amazon Smile

You shop, Amazon gives.

At no extra cost to you!

Papa John's

Use code PIZZA4CWW and a portion of your order is donated when you order online

Volunteer of the Quarter Awards

Summer 2019 - Michele Derwent,

Fall 2019 - Jenn Robinson

New volunteers are coming soon. Thanks to all of our volunteers; we couldn't be who we are without them!


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 remembrance 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

We greatly appreciate our tributary donors and are pleased to honor their friends and loved ones.

CWW has a variety of programs to best serve our local foster children. Click above to explore what we do.

An adoptive and foster mother with a passion for service - see how Joy got started, and why.

Our flagship event - the Pungo Wine Festival is more than an extraordinary day of fun, wine, and music - it's a way to help our local foster children.


Handle With Care

  • Pajamas (all sizes and gender, ESP young boy's and men's)

  • Baby rattles, toys, and bath toys

  • Diaper creme

  • Nightlights/flaslights

  • Ethnic/Natural hair care products

  • Bars of Soap/body wash

  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion

  • Individual packs of tissue

  • Female hygiene products

  • Pacifiers and baby bottles

  • Toddler sippy and snack cups

  • Coloring books (both children and adult themed)

  • Journals

  • Crayons/Colored pencils

  • ALL SIZE UNDERWEAR (must be in package, unworn)

  • Girls & Boys body spray

Clothes Closet

  • Socks (Mens and Boys - all sizes)

  • Khaki/Work Pants/Dress Pants (Mens and Boys - all sizes)

  • NEW & UNUSED Boxers, Briefs, Boxer briefs (Mens and boys - all sizes)

  • NEW & UNUSED Undershirts - (Mens and Boys - all sizes)

Birthday Brigade
  • Birthday-themed plates and napkins

  • Cake mix

  • Large birthday bags

  • $10 - $15 gift cards

  • NEW & UNUSED nail polish and makeup

  • NEW & UNUSED perfume and cologne

We greatly appreciate all donations. If you have any questions, please call our office at (757).337.2657

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