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.
Children are in foster care in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Children are in foster care in the Hampton Roads
Children are in foster care in the Virginia Beach
Billy & Pam Stancill in honor of John Reid's birthday.
Virginia Earley, in honor of Zeke Toller
Eldred and Catherine Caveney in honor of Bill's birthday
Marion and Douglas Willey, in loving memory of their cousin Teresa Lopez
Charity UMC Bible Group in honor of Barbara Henley
Cathy Pierce in memory of Daniel Pierce
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
Barbara Zoby in memory of Sandra Payne
Steve and Sheila Magula in memory of Sandra Payne
Harold and Deanna Lloyd in memory of Sandra Payne
Warren and Joan Christie in memory of Sandra Payne
Don Dorey in memory of Sandra Payne
Barry and Debby Mandell in memory of Sandra Payne
Kathleen Marie Hatton in memory of Sandra Payne
Marry Warren in memory of Sandra Payne
Pamela Ives in memory of Sandra Payne
Scott Berry in memory of Sandra Payne
J Thorpe and Connie Bowden in memory of Sandra Payne
Nancy Jorgensen, Diane Nikkel and Elaine Vollbrecht in remembrance of Nancy Noer
Ellen and Richard Moeller in remembrance of Daniel Pierce
Nicole Ordway in honor of Mya and Jakob Loringer
Michael Falvey in honor of Renchen Greiner on her birthday
Julie and Paul Morgan in honor of Carlene & Rob Clark, and Jessica Clark Morgan
John Hamilton in honor of Paula H. Owen
Several coworkers in memory of Kerriel Bailey
Pamela and Billy Stancill in honor of John Reid on his birthday
Mosley Family in honor of the Ruppert Family
CHKD Bayshore Circle Sisters in honor of Laura Putney
Mr. and Mrs. Payne in honor of Russell and Michelle Payne
The Rich Family: Phil, Ruth Ann, and Eian; in memory of Lt. Samuel R. Martin
Cheryl and Gerald McIntosh in memory of Daniel Pierce
Suffolk Development Corp. in honor of Harry Davis
Calvin Albers in remembrance of Daniel Pierce
Julie Macaluso in honor of Stephanie Smith's birthday.
Lori Douglas in honor of her mom, Stephanie Smith's, birthday.
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 2014, we have worked with our volunteers and partners to enhance the lives of children and young adults in Virginia Beach foster care, and the surrounding cities.
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.
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Nancy has tirelessly collected items through the Senior Resource Center, delivered them here, and is a very vocal community advocate for CWW. She helped largely at our Back-to-School event in 95F weather! THANK YOU Nancy for your passion for our youth in foster care!
Congratulations to Cheryl Weber on receiving Volunteer of the Quarter for Spring '23! Cheryl has been a long-time supporter of CWW. One of her main roles here is she delivers our Birthday Brigade bags every month to Virginia Beach Human Services. She also has been a great help with our Santapalooza event by purchasing LOTS of stockings. Cheryl is always ready to help us at our events and we APPRECIATE her! Thank you
Thank you to Cheryl Oneyear at Face Friend for the great blanket donations!! Cheryl continually handmakes blankets for youth in foster care and we appreciate all the support you've given us! Congrats on Volunteer of the Quarter!
Please help us congratulate our Fall 2022 Volunteer of the Quarter, Terry Bowers! Terry is the President of Seven Cities Camaro Club and has coordinated the Kars4Kids Fundraising Car Show for 2 years in a row to benefit CWW! She also does collections ALL YEAR long for our Back to School event, Santapalooza, Birthday Brigade and so much more. THANK YOU Terry for your optimism, generosity, volunteer services, and support of CWW!
Would YOU consider adopting?
The Va. Beach Department of Social Services is searching for a “forever family for a wonderful young man. “J” is a fun loving, energetic 11-year-old. He is described as a jokester, funny, loving and kind. He enjoys Roblox, Legos, Pokemon and Hot Wheels. He likes to sing and dance and loves all kinds of music. “J” likes one on one time and asks for hugs. He responds well to handholding, and he enjoys playing outside but he does not like the cold. He enjoys attending school and loves science experiments. “J” likes to dress nice, and his favorite “fancy dinner” is Texas Roadhouse because he loves the rolls. His favorite food is Mac and Cheese. “J” would do best with a family who will show love, structure, and teach him important life skills. He would benefit from an active family. The home should be busy, but also allow for plenty of downtime.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about “J”, please contact Erica Tripp-Wiggins at 757-385-3543
Would YOU consider fostering?
Connect With a Wish, your local city, and many nonprofits are available 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 and local 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"
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