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Our Annual Dinner Auction definitely helped “Make Dreams Happen”, with the near $44,000 raised. We are so grateful to all those that attended and made the bids that helped us to reach that total. It was a wonderful evening and we will be unwrapping many wishes because of your support. 

 Next year’s date for the “Make Dreams Happen” Dinner Auction will be on

Saturday, March 25th at the Selah Civic Center.

If anyone would like to donate just click on the donation button below.  PayPal is the fast and easy way to safely send and receive money online.  Another great way to help us out is by visiting and supporting some of our Fundraisers.  

Thanks to all the local businesses, community groups, and supporters.


We thank Twigs for offering us this fundraising opportunity. We raised $197.14


Unfortunately, because of the increased costs associated with permits, and the city’s new requirement that we pay to have  the Yakima police officers as escorts, we are canceling the ‘Convoy for Wishes’ this year. This is always a fun event for everyone who participates, but as of now the costs make the Convoy less lucrative for fundraising. We hope to bring back the Convoy at some point in the future.

Thank you for your understanding.

 The 6th Annual Run for Your Life with the PNWU Students was held on Saturday, April 16th and began at the Notrthtown Coffee.

They choose a different non-profit every year, happily this year they chose us. The 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair was to raise money for wishes and promote health & fitness. They raised   $18,172.54 and had 550 Runners/Walkers and 29 Health Fair Exhibits.

We thank the PNWU students for selecting Children’s Wishes & Dreams to be this year’s recipient. The community support was so heartwarming and encouraging for our wish granting efforts. We could not grant all of our wishes if not for the tremendous support from our community.

We appreciate you!

Local Yakima Businesses support Children's Wishes and Dreams.

Thank You so much for all the help Santa, Volunteers, and Roots Nursery for your support.

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Who would have thought that it could be more than last years $20,000, but we were blown away with this tremendously generous donation of $22,000! The hard work and dedication of this group for this fundraising event is just unbelievable. They really are wonderful and so appreciated!  There is so much that goes into it and they do it all for 3 non-profits - Children's Wishes & Dreams, Wellness House and Heartlinks. This will bring so many smiles as we grant more wishes. Thank you Sort-4-The-Cause!

We have had to make some changes in fundraisers this year, but have been delighted with the businesses and organizations that have stepped up to help us raise money for our wishes. We would like to thank these Gold & Platinum supporters: Achieve Health & Fitness; Dan Leslie Roofing; Del Monte; Grainger Foundation; G.S. Long;  Kohl’s; Parry Jewelers; PNWU Students RFYL; Sort-4-The-Cause; Southwest Rotary; Sun Country Mustang Club; Sun Down M Ranch; Vintiques of Yakima; Yakima Blue Knights; Yakima Corvette Club; those that participated in Hearts for Wishes; as well as all the wonderful people who attended the Auction and made those great bids, and all of you who participated in these events. The community support this year has been unbelievable and we are so grateful to everyone for helping us make more smiles. It is a community effort and we thank you.

We have now reached our 200th wish…..a real reason to celebrate!

Here’s to making many more smiles,

Miss Heidi

"Here is the check showing the phenomenal amount for this year. "Thank you" is such and empty phrase for such a huge donation, not just of money... but time, effort and dedication to wanting to make a difference. I am just overwhelmed every year by this event and the money raised.  Such wonderful people raising money doing something they enjoy with their beautiful horses...what heart warming generosity. I am filled with gratitude and my tears are flowing with appreciation."
Miss Heidi

  We would love to have your help.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Dinner Auction a success.

More smiles are to come in 2017.

Hearts for Wishes

raised $1,770 to help with wishes. The winner this year was Yakima Federal Savings & Loan Stadium Branch. We thank them for their wonderful support with this every year and their lovely display of hearts sold. We hope to have more businesses participate next year. Please let me know if you are interested in having your business sell hearts in January & February.


First annual “WALK FOR WISHES”

Was a great first time event and fun was had by all who participated. They raised $2,000, with donations still coming in, and they hope to have this event even bigger next year. We are so excited to make this an annual event. If you are interested in participating next year, watch our face book, or check in with Rob or Jeff at Achieve Health & Fitness (406-6030), for updated information on the event.


Whether you are making your first donation or are a regular supporter of Children's Wishes and Dreams, we thank you for your generosity!


Our Pickle Jar Locations: Achieve Health & Fitness, Airport West Animal Clinic, Backwoods Café,

Ballesteri’s Cafe, Beem’s Nutrition’s, Cobblestone’s, Cookie Cutter, Dunbar Jewelers, El Pastor, Electrolux, Frank’s Tires, Frank’s Tires in Selah, Freedom Medical Supplies, Isaak's Home Furnishings,

Keeler's Medical Supply, Les Schwab’s, Midstate Monuments, Miner’s Drive-In, Pacific NW University,

Papa Baird’s, Parry Jewelers, Roots Nursery, Selah Express, Stein’s Ace Hardware, The Hair Den,

Triangle Auto SupplyYakima Federal @ 72nd, Yakima Napa Auto Parts.

“The pickle jar, as far back as I can remember, sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents' bedroom. Dad would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar.

“These are for my son's college fund. You'll get to college on pennies, nickels, dimes & quarters.”  

We are in a “pickle” and need your help to raise money for our wishes. Help us grant a wish on pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

We supply the pickle jars to various businesses and people put all their spare change into the jars. 

It is an easy way for you to help us raise money for our wishes.

 If you would like to have a jar in your business to help us raise wish funds, just give us a call and we can bring one out to you.

Please contact us at:

For the Yakima Office

Heidi Anderson
PO Box 8355
Yakima, WA 98902
(509) 452-8312

non profit organizations

Children's Wishes and Dreams
210 S 11th Ave #40bYakima , WA98902US
Phone: 509-452-8312 Website: