Making Wishes Come True with ACP’s Wish Week

This week, ACP’s Student Government is sponsoring Wish Week, a chance to raise funds for children enrolled in the Make-a-Wish Arizona program. Make-a-Wish makes dreams come true for minors between the ages of two and eighteen with life-threatening medical conditions.

Photo from DollarFund in partnership with the Make-a-Wish Foundation

Make-a-Wish began with a single wish in 1980, when a 7-year-old boy named Christopher Grecieus wanted to be a police officer. After a customs officer named Tommy Allen found out that Christopher had been diagnosed with leukemia, he made it his mission to make the wish come true. Over time, the ideology of granting wishes for kids with health concerns expanded into the Make-a-Wish organization that we know today.

In an effort to grant wishes for these kids, ACP will be holding a battle-of-the-classes-style penny war. There will be jars for each class in the courtyard during the morning and in the office throughout the day. If you place a penny, $10 bill, or $20 bill in your class jar, your class will get points. If you place any other type of coin or bill in a class jar, the points will count against that class. Also, members of Student Government will be selling stickers for $1 each before school by the collection jars.

Photo from ACP-Erie’s Instagram page

ACP will be hosting several food nights at local restaurants, and proceeds will go toward Make-a-Wish Arizona. On Wednesday, December 4th, stop by Chipotle at Chandler Fashion Center from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. On Thursday, feel free to join Student Government at In-N-Out at 2790 W Chandler Blvd. from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M.

As well, the Winter Wishes dance is quickly approaching. It will be taking place this Saturday, December 7th, in ACP-Erie’s gym from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. All proceeds from Wish Week and the dance will go toward granting wishes. Tickets are free of charge for students with an activity card, although a $5 donation is suggested. Students without an activity card can purchase tickets at the bookstore for $15 before the event or $20 at the door.

Please consider participating in Wish Week to make a positive impact on the lives of the Wish Kids!