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Wishmakers at Work

There are a variety of ways your company can financially support Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and help grant wishes. Developing your Wishmakers at Work campaign can be as simple as the options listed below, and you can customize each option to meet your company’s needs.

FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS

When it comes to raising funds for Make-A-Wish, the only limit is your imagination. Office fundraisers are a great way to get employees involved and excited about the campaign. They are interactive and can also be a fun way to create friendly competitions between various work groups, which increases participation and donations!

ONLINE WORKPLACE GIVING

If your company prefers to track employee donations electronically, one popular option is collecting workplace giving donations online through the Make-A-Wish fundraising platform, Wish Your Way.

PAYROLL DEDUCTION

Payroll deduction allows employees to easily and conveniently specify a donation amount to be withheld from their paycheck. These voluntary donations can be a one-time gift, or contributions can be spread out over recurring pay periods.

MATCHING GIFTS

Companies can do even more for Make-A-Wish kids by matching their employees’ gifts. To find out if your company is eligible to match gifts, contact your Human Resources department.

Make it easy! Make it fun!

Stuck for ideas? Here are six top fundraising ideas that are sure to deliver the dollars!

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LUNCH AND LEARN

Introduce your colleagues to Make-A-Wish prior to or during your fundraiser to help raise awareness about our mission.

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HAPPY HOUR CARTS

Push a drink cart around the office and make your coworkers ‘dip for a sip.’ Ask us about our Dipjar to make this easy and fun! No alcohol allowed in your office? Host a coffee cart instead!

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GET BAKING

Tempt your friends with delicious cookies and mouthwatering cakes. It may be the oldest trick in the book, but it’s a great way to raise money and make new friends.

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TOURNAMENTS

Coordinate a golf, tennis, softball, basketball, bowling or pool tournament. Charge a registration fee. Make the games more interesting by forming teams within departments and have them compete.

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FITNESS FUN

Promote a healthy workplace and get everyone’s hearts pumping. Divide into teams and keep track of each team’s total steps over a set timeframe. All losing teams have to make a donation at the end of each week.

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GIVE UP AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

Encourage employees to give up an indulgence (like donuts that always appear in the break room on Fridays), all for the sake of giving back! Employees make an initial donation and if they are caught breaking their commitment, their donation doubles. If they cave again? Yep, another donation to Make-A-Wish!

Wishmakers at Work Fundraising Guide

Make wishes happen!

Our at work fundraising guide includes all the tools and ideas you need to get started. 

Download our Fundraising Guide

We're All Ears!

Have your own ideas or a great fundraising story to share? Get in touch!

Sarah Hammann
206.623.5352
fnenu@nxjn.jvfu.bet

A wish gives children renewed energy and strength.

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