WISH Peer Leaders Grant Wishes for the Make-A-WISH Foundation


Joy Luo

On June 1st, 2017, Ms. Charles the WISH advisor  presented a check to a representative from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, during the Peer Leader Awards Ceremony in the cafeteria.

Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization founded in the United States that raises money to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Over the years, MMS has participated in, and initiated many fundraising activities, including the annual WISH volleyball game at the middle school.

Ms. Charles started with the group in January and has been advisor for five months after Ms. Giammarino’s work. She explained with funds raised from both last year and this year, “we were able to raise $75,000 for a girl with leukemia and grant her wish to go to Disney World in Florida.” Ms. Charles also explains how there are five types of wishes. “There is the ‘I wish to meet,’ which is wishing to meet a celebrity or athlete. There is the ‘I wish to go,’ and Disney is the most requested place to go to. There is the ‘I wish to have,’ which may be wishing to have their own computer, playground, or swimming pool. And there is the ‘I wish to be.’ An example of the ‘wish to be’ is when one girl wanted to be a police officer for a day and the police force and community came together to help her wish come true.” The donations from schools, like Millburn Middle School, and other individuals has allowed the wishes of many children with life-threatening medical conditions to come true and the WISH Foundation is looking to expand to grant more than one wish at a time. You can help make the wishes of these children come true by donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.