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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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Pajamas (all sizes and gender, ESP young boy's and men's)
Baby rattles, toys, and bath toys
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)
ALL SIZE UNDERWEAR (must be in package, unworn)
Girls & Boys body spray
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-themed plates and napkins
Large birthday bags
$10 - $15 gift cards
NEW & UNUSED nail polish and makeup
NEW & UNUSED perfume and cologne