Students in the three Oswego County Summer School programs at Central Square, coordinated by Oswego County BOCES, raised $520.36 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York. Students brought in whatever contributions they wanted to donate to the organization. Colby Herzog, a student in the summer success program raised the most money individually, bringing in more than $100.00.
Nancy Finney, Manager of Volunteer Services represented MAW in accepting the generous donation from the students and staff at the school. This is the 5th year that the Oswego County BOCES Summer School has partnered with fundraising efforts for Make-A-Wish.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc. was incorporated in 1985 and is dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â 2 Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½ and 18 who are living with a life-threatening medical condition. The only two requirements for eligibility are the child must be medically eligible as determined by their physician and the wish must truly be the childÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s own. Children and their immediate family who are dealing with a life-threatening medical condition and treatments are given an opportunity for an extra special memory through their wishes.
The local Make-A-Wish chapter serves 15 counties in Central New York and all monies raised by the Summer School will be used by the local chapter.
While the cost of wishes varies widely, on average it takes nearly $6,000 to grant a single wish. Last year Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York granted 69 wishes to area children and since its inception in 1985, MAW has granted more than 1090 wishes.
For information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc. or to find out how you can help make wishes come true for local children, call 1-800-846-9474 or 474-9474 or e-mail at [email protected]