Make-A-Wish club organizes first fundraiser

For its first fundraiser, Make-A-Wish is selling stars to students and staff


By Abigail Archibong

Senior Camille Gatapia counts and sorts out money from the fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Sarah Myers, JagWire editor-in-chief

Make-A-Wish is selling stars to students and staff this week for their first fundraiser of the year.

Each star costs one dollar, which will go towards their year-long goal to raise and donate $1,500 to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Students can write their names on the stars, which will be tallied for class cup points at the end of the week. Stars can be purchased before school in front of the counseling office or during lunch, as well as individually from club officers.

Make-A-Wish organized the fundraiser as a way for students to donate and give back. The club chose to use stars to show how many people had donated and symbolize the wishes they will later grant with the money, as well as pay tribute to the foundation for which they are named.

“[The stars are] representative of what [the Make-A-Wish foundation] stands for as an organization,” Make-A-Wish member junior Kristen Schau said. “Each of these people get to put their name on it and say that they’re stars for supporting this organization.”

Senior Patrick Gambill bought a star during the pre-sale Make-A-Wish held last week.

“It’s a great cause,” Gambill said. “It’s only one dollar and it goes towards helping a child who could be dying of a [life-threatening condition]. It’s so easy to do.”

Being the club’s first-ever attempt at gathering donations, Schau hopes the fundraiser will set a precedent for the rest of the year.

“This will really help give us an idea of how far we can go with this club,” Schau said. “It’ll show us just how much we can accomplish.”

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