• Korbin Perkey

Make-A-Wish Foundation Volunteering

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

By Korbin Perkey

For The Southwestern

If you are looking for ways to get involved within the community, the Make-A-Wish Foundation on campus could be the perfect spot to do so.

Since April 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has made a way for kids with terminal illness to have one final wish.

With the closest Make-A-Wish being in the Cordell area, it is now easier than ever to get involved with this nonprofit organization.

“The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been a passion of mine for over 20 years,” Jeanna Casebeer, one of the directors said. “Being able to see kids' faces light up with something that they have always wished for, it really changes you. Having the Make-A-Wish Foundation on a campus like SWOSU is a major thing.

Casebeer said that with sporting events being cancelled due to COVID-19, it does make it a little bit harder for donations. The foundation relies heavily on the donations of generous people and there are multiple places on campus to be able to donate and volunteer.

Because of the cancellation of the fall sports seasons, there are donation boxes in the Stafford building as well as in the Student Union once a week.

Another director by the name of Lacy Walker has some information on how you can volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation:

“When it comes to volunteering for Make-A-Wish,” Walker said, “it is very easy to be able to volunteer by getting donations for the foundation in public events. It always helps to be able to give a kid something that they've always wished for. It also helps to be involved within the community, seeing where the donations go and what they help fund. It is an eye-opening thing to see someone's last wish come true, and I want to be able to keep fulfilling that.”

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