Five Bucks


4 Dinner & Wishes 

Today I sent my teenage girls over to the Dollar Tree to pick up some poster board.  (2 for buck, you can’t beat that!)  They came back and told me about a man’s request to help him buy some chicken so that he could feed his kids.  My girls then walked over to the Piggly Wiggly, and bought it for him.  Five bucks.  That’s what they donated to this man’s family’s dinner table.  It broke my heart and made it smile, all at the same time.

So many people have so many different needs. And to think what a difference $5 could make in some strangers’ lives…

Please read more as JAK sprints to the finish of promoting this weekend’s Minute to Wish It event benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of Wisconsin .  We’ll also introduce you to local “Wish Kid” Scott!

I know the dynamics of a busy family schedule first hand.  I know the desire of wanting to do and participate in many things, and yet, sometimes you just can’t.  You’ve seen the promotion Just Add Kids has done for Sunday’s Minute To Wish It event, though you just want to chill or you’ve got other plans.  All is good!

You can participate and support the Minute to Wish It event without stepping foot in the YMCA on Sunday.  We’re running a weekend-long marathon on-line on Saturday & Sunday.  Please consider joining the race and contributing a mere $5 to help grant wishes for Wisconsin’s children with life-threatening illnesses.

If you are on Facebook, “friend” JAK and participate in the marathon, by donating here, then sharing the $5 contribution spree from the Just Add Kids Facebook wall.

When you donate via online donation page, please note in the comments: “referred by JAK“.  Please ask those friends that you refer, to include “referred by JAK and (your name)”.  All JAK referred donors (just names, not donation amount) will be posted on our website’s CONTEST page, Facebook page; and weekly e-newsletter, JAK Happenings.  For each donation you make, or donation made by your referral, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Creative Memories gift certificate.

Say you’d like to step foot in the YMCA and attend the event as either a spectator or participant!  Fantastic!  Let us know that you will be coming by RSVP’ing  via email to  Just Add Kids will then respond with your drawing entry form that you will deposit at the JAK display table at the Minute to Wish It event on Sunday between 1 and 4pm.

Why donate? Endless tests, hospitalizations, pain, fear…
Wishes granted can provide a reprieve from the realities of the health challenged lives of Wisconsin’s children.  Meet Scott, an area “wish child” who has Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.

Scott is a 16-year-old from Burlington who enjoys camping, swimming and watching TV. He wishes to have his own study/rec room where he can focus, rest and relax. His wish will come true next week.

His wish experience began when Make-A-Wish® volunteer wish granters sat down with Scott and his family to determine his wish. They put together a list of everything Scott wanted in his new rec room and then the wish granters and Make-A-Wish staff went to work to bring this wish to life. His new room will include a large screen Plasma TV; a 3-piece sectional couch with recliner and ottomans; coffee table, end tables, lamps and an area rug and a game table, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

On his wish day, Scott’s wish granters will throw a special party for Scott, his family and friends, celebrating his wish come true. It will be a priceless moment when Scott enters his new room for the first time. This wish will not only give Scott a special place away from his medical worries, it will also give him and his family hope, strength and joy.

To learn more, visit

A mere $5...donate online TODAY!


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