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Kids For Wish Kids®

  • Wish Kid Jaykob of Sioux Falls asked friends and family to give money to Make-A-Wish® South Dakota instead of birthday gifts.

  • Wish brothers Tyler, Jacob, and Andrew Monson presenting our president and CEO Paul Krueger with more than $900 they earned from a lemonade stand.

  • Lacey from Letcher sold her homemade "Karamels for Kids" to raise more than $1,000.

  • Sioux Falls Christian Middle School Student Council and 6th, 7th and 8th graders raised over $3,400.

  • Sioux Falls Christian Middle School helped adopt Pedro's New York Giants wish.

  • Brandon Valley Middle School raised $4,000 by doing a wax museum fundraiser.

  • Brandon Valley Middle School helped adopt Pedro's New York Giants wish.

  • Jefferson Elementary School student council present their Santa letters for the Macy's Believe campaign.

  • Patrick Henry Middle School students in Sioux Falls got to duct tape their assistant principal to the wall because they met their fundraising goal.

  • The Hitchcock-Tulare High School raised $300 to help wish kids.

  • Sioux Falls area kids raised money by selling ice cream!

  • Here they present a check from their ice cream sales to our president and CEO Paul Krueger.

  • Kayla from Flandreau raised more than $2,000 by holding a walk, penny war, and collecting donations from the public. She was inspired to give because her cousin received a wish.

  • The Menno NHS chapter members show some of the great toys brought in by students and community members for their toy drive.

  • George S. Mickelson Middle School 6th Graders in Brookings raised $2,379.93 during their wax museum night.

  • T.F. Riggs High School National Honor Society in Pierre raised money by selling concessions.

  • The Rushmore Soccor Club in Rapid City raised over $700 by having a Dribble-A-Thon fundraiser.

  • Sioux Falls area kids shoveled snow to raise money.

  • Kids from West Central Summer KARE Center raised money to help make a wish come true.

Our Kids For Wish Kids® program allows your school, group or organization the opportunity to help make wishes come true for South Dakota children by organizing a fundraising project of your choice.

Here’s your chance to have tons of fun by helping to make wishes come true for kids with critical illnesses.  As a Kids For Wish Kids® volunteer, you will partner with 

Make-A-Wish® South Dakota and coordinate a fundraiser at your school to help sponsor wishes.  Here are some ideas (we have more ideas too):

Make-A-Wish Money Week
Teacher Baby Picture Contest
Dance Marathon                           
Host a Party
Half-court Shooting Contest
Penny War                                 
Homeroom Carnival
Coordinate a Scavenger Hunt
Pig Out for Pennies                       
Organize a Student/Teacher Basketball or Volleyball Game
Dunk Tank                                  
Make-A-Wish Star or Bracelet Sales

Toy donation

Another way to help Make-A-Wish is to combine your fundraising effort  with a toy drive. Visit our Wish List page for a list of new toys or items that we can use to help make wishes come true.  

To get started fundraising, complete our Kids For Wish Kids Fundraising Form.

To schedule a presentation, receive information or to learn how your school or organization can give the gift of a wish to a child with a critical illness, please contact Sue E. Salter, president and CEO, at 605.335.8000 or [email protected].  In the Black Hills area please contact Melanie Barclay, regional director, at 605.791.4500 or [email protected].

I hope that other sick kids feel better soon. That’s why we did it. ”

— Wish Kid Andrew on why he and his brothers did a lemonade stand fundraiser


Sue E. Salter 
1400 West 17th Street 
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
Phone: 605.335.8000 
Fax: 605.335.8002 
[email protected]

Melanie Barclay 

Regional Director 
Black Hills Office 
14 St. Joseph Street, Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone & Fax: 605.791.4500
[email protected]

pencilLet us know about your project by submitting our Kids For Wish Kids® agreement.

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Adopt-A-Wish® partners have the opportunity to be involved in the wish experience - an experience you will never forget. 

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Make-A-Wish® South Dakota & Montana
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota & Montana, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota & Montana, Montana Regional Office
1015 Mount Ave
Suite C
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 259-9848