My Wish

“My wish is for someone to help me with my homework.”

“My wish is to have a family that loves me and believes in me.”

“I wish I could go to the aquarium with my sister.”

These are just a few of the wishes from some of the children and youth currently in foster care in Wisconsin. We know that all children have wishes and, for those who are in foster care, their wishes can be for more than a new music download or going to a movie with a friend.

The Coalition, along with Serve Marketing, has just launched a social media campaign, #100DaysOfWishes. The social media campaign is connected to our larger foster parent recruitment campaign entitled My Wish.

And we need your help.

We’re looking for foster parents to talk with the children and youth in their care and ask them what their wishes are. Simple things like the examples above or what you see in the image at right. Here’s how you can help:

  • Ask the child or youth to write down his or her wish in one sentence starting with “I wish . . .” or “My wish is . . .” Each child can submit as many wishes as he or she would like! But please submit only one wish per page.
  • Artwork is strongly encouraged to be included with the child’s wish!
  • All submissions should be handwritten or hand drawn or painted.
  • Wishes can be scanned and sent via email or mailed to
    • Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
      Attn: Jenna Czaplewski
      6682 W Greenfield Ave., Ste 310
      Milwaukee WI 53214

We are looking to share as many wishes as we can; not only during the #100DaysOfWishes campaign, but continuing through the year, as well. Please help us share the wishes of children and youth in foster care as we continue to share the need for more foster families throughout Wisconsin.

If you have any questions about the campaign or how to submit a wish, please call Jenna at 414-475-1246 or 1-800-762-8063. You may also send an email to mywish@coalitionforcyf.org.

The My Wish campaign is a collaborative effort with SERVE Marketing, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, and the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families.

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