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.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pungo Wine Festival this year! We are grateful for our wonderful sponsors, especially Peter Decker's Children's Charity, our presenting sponsor. For more information on the PWF and our sponsors, click here.


Stuff the Sleigh Event - December 5 at Wasserhund Brewery from 5pm to 8pm

        Bring a gift or gift card for a baby or teen in foster care, receive a raffle ticket for each gift! Part of the evening's revenue goes to CWW!

        Download the flyer here.

Film Screening and Coat Drive - November 23 at NARO Expanded Cinema in Ghent, 10am

        “21 and Done” is an award winning feature documentary about youth facing the unique challenge of aging out of the foster care system.

        Your donation of a coat to our CWW Coat Drive or $7 covers your admission! Download the flyer here.

Thanksgiving Day Donation Classes at Shine Yoga AND Zen Yoga!

Details coming soon, or contact us for information.

Santapalooza Volunteers Needed!

SignUpGenius Link coming soon! Email us for information.

Holiday Project Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed! Spread the word at St. John The Apostle Catholic School, or help us sort the donations at our office. Email us for more information.

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

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

Volunteer of the Quarter

Fall 2018 - Becky Demetriou | Winter 2018 - Mary Love | Spring 2019 - Liz Pennell

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

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Papa John's

Use promo code PIZZA4CWW, and Papa John's will donate

10% of your order!


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

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


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)

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

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 (757.337.2657).

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

An adoptive mother with a passion for service - see how Joy got started, and the importance of giving back.

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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