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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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Planting a Tree

Kathleen Marie Hatton in memory of Sandra Payne

J Thorpe and Connie Bowden in memory of Sandra Payne

Warren and Joan Christie in memory of Sandra Payne

Barbara Zoby in memory of Sandra Payne

Barry and Debby Mandell in memory of Sandra Payne

Steve and Sheila Magula in memory of Sandra Payne

Don Dorey in memory of Sandra Payne

Scott Berry in memory of Sandra Payne

Marry Warren in memory of Sandra Payne

Harold and Deanna Lloyd in memory of Sandra Payne

Pamela Ives in memory of Sandra Payne

Marshall Eng in memory of Sandra Payne

Nancy Jorgensen, Diane Nikkel and Elaine Vollbrecht in remembrance of Nancy Noer

The Rich Family: Phil, Ruth Ann, and Eian; in memory of Lt. Samuel R. Martin

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.

the latest news

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

on the air

Winter '21

Gavin is our IT wizard here at our office. He is the man behind our website & fixes our printer, laptop, and Wi-Fi issues. Along with his tech expertise, he provides a strong helping hand by making multiple trips to and from our storage units. He even will put together furniture for us such as desks and will fix misc. repairs around the office! Thank you, Gavin, for your hard work to help make CWW better each day!

Gavin Rios
Fall '21

Maureen has volunteered with us for countless hours and is our own personal seamstress! She has been fixing the donated prom dresses that need assistance & will be here for our Prom Event this Saturday helping fix the girls' dresses. She has also been an angel in helping sort out clothes in our clothes closet (which if you know, can be messy!) She is an amazing person, supporter, and helper to Connect With a Wish.

Maureen Nichols
Summer '21

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 and kindness definitely do NOT go unnoticed.

Faye Davis
Spring '21

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!

Terry Ann Stevens

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

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.

95.7 R&BHampton Roads Perspective w/ Devin Tucker
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Ep. 5 - What it TakesCandid Conversations in Child Welfare
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volunteer of the quarter

Kids in Vegetable Farm

our mission

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"

Give Local 757 - Please Donate!

May 10, 2022

We're live! CWW is proud to participate in Give Local again, for another great day of community giving. Feel free to donate now, or stay tuned for the big day, May 10th!

Give Local 757 - Please Donate!

May 10, 2022

Foster Care Month Open House!

May 12, 2022 from 12pm - 6pm

May is National Foster Care Month. Join us at our office and learn more about foster care, and how we're here to help. We will have food and door prizes are available. Anyone is welcome! Thanks to Pete Decker Children's Charity for sponsoring.

Foster Care Month Open House!

May 12, 2022 from 12pm - 6pm

A Celebration of Families

May 21, 2022 from 1pm - 4pm

Tidewater Friends of Foster Care is hosting a Celebration of Families in all of their forms at Smartmouth Brewing in Norfolk! There will be a bounce house, face painting, and live music!

A Celebration of Families

May 21, 2022 from 1pm - 4pm

Foster Parenting Info Sessions

3rd Tuesday Every Month, 6pm

Are you interested in becoming a Foster Parent? City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services holds monthly Foster Parent information sessions! The next session is May 17th at VBDHS. Learn more and RSVP!

Foster Parenting Info Sessions

3rd Tuesday Every Month, 6pm

Run To Remember VB

May 30, 2022 from 6:30am - 12pm

Looking to be a part of other great causes locally? Be a part of Run to Remember-VB 5k & 10k and honor those who sacrificed their lives to America on Memorial Day. Proceeds benefit The Station Foundation and Gold Star Peak, Inc.

Run To Remember VB

May 30, 2022 from 6:30am - 12pm

Empact Golf Tourney

May 22, 2022

Play in with an up-and-coming golf pro! Guys Doing Good is putting on the inaugural Empact Open, benefitting CWW. Visit Empact Open for more details!

Empact Golf Tourney

May 22, 2022

Accel Fundraises for CWW

May 3, 2022

Thanks, Accel Pest Control, for being a fundraising CHAMPION for CWW's Give Local campaign! If you'd like to fundraise as well, visit our page to get started.

Accel Fundraises for CWW

May 3, 2022

Polynesian Pineapple - Thanks!

April 29, 2022

This past Friday was our Polynesian Pineapple Golf Open. Thank you to ALL our sponsors as well as our volunteers for assisting during the day.

Polynesian Pineapple - Thanks!

April 29, 2022

Ticket To Dream - Video Available!

May 2, 2022

CWW is proud to be a part of the difference Ticket to Dream Foundation is making in the lives of youth in foster care. We thank them for all they do!

Ticket To Dream - Video Available!

May 2, 2022

Chat n' Chill - Video Available!

March 15, 2022

Wow! Caesar's Take Productions made an amazing video on what it was like at the You're One of a Kind Event with Gaelin Speaks. We're very grateful for them capturing the moment!

Chat n' Chill - Video Available!

March 15, 2022

Thanks to our recent partners!

September 5, 2021

A special thanks to Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, DEPCOM Gives, and Rios Insurance Agency, and all our partners for their influential support.

Thanks to our recent partners!

September 5, 2021