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Youth Volunteer Projects

Youth Volunteer Projects are a fun and easy way to get your friends, family, or community involved in granting wishes! They are also perfect for fulfilling volunteer hour requirements! Here are some ideas to help get you started:

  • Bake Sale at a local shopping center
  • Candy gram sale
  • Car wash
  • Collect donations to Make-A-Wish in lieu of birthday, or Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts
  • Flash mob
  • Garage Sale
  • Movie night (sell raffle tickets for a special prize)
  • Restaurant fundraising night
  • Snack bar at a sporting event/community festival
  • Talent show (charge $5 for tickets)

If you’re a parent, service club, or any volunteer under 18, we are committed to giving you the right tools to make your project successful and offering support every step of the way! Check out our Youth Volunteer Project Manual for more info. To get started on your project, contact us at (714) 573-9474 (WISH) or

Hope-Strength-Joy Baskets

The Make-A-Wish mission statement is to "grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy". You have the chance to support this mission by creating Hope-Strength-Joy baskets, decorative gift baskets that will be presented to eligible wish children as part of their wish presentation to enhance their overall experience. Your basket can be filled with toys, candy, snacks, games, books or anything meant to make the recipient and their family feel stronger, happier and healthier. Each basket can be different, but each item must be a symbol for hope, strength or joy. 

To learn more about how to create and submit your Hope-Strength-Joy Basket, download the Hope-Strength-Joy Basket Manual and Proposal Form. Or, you can contact us at (714) 573-9474 (WISH) or 


Canyon HS Make-A-Wish Club

Elementary, high school and college-aged students can get involved through our Kids for Wish Kids® and Wishmakers on Campus® programs!

Make-A-Wish® Orange County & the Inland Empire
3230 El Camino Real
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92602-1389
(714) 573-9474

Make-A-Wish® Orange County & the Inland Empire, Riverside Office
1650 Spruce
Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 321-0179