About Thursday's Child®
Thursday's Child® makes wishes come true for seriously ill children and young adults living within and/or treated within southwest and south central Wisconsin.
Thursday's Child® was created and is sustained by people who understand the importance of a child's dream. Their dreams transport them to places with unlimited boundaries. They can drape themselves in an old blanket and become a super hero....wear a badge and become a police officer....fly down a snowy hill on a sled and become an Olympic champion....
Thursday's Child® works with area pediatric specialists, social workers and members of the community as well as the children's friends and families to make those dreams come true. Since 1984, the Foundation has made sure that children who face difficult illnesses get a chance to realize a special dream - a family trip to Disney World, a computer to help with school work, meeting an inspiring celebrity, or another wish that is as individual as each little dreamer.
Q. How is Thursday's Child® different from other wish organizations?
A. There are several differences.
- Thursday's Child® is a local organization, supported by local contributors and benefiting local children.
- Thursday's Child® is all volunteer. It has no salaried staff.
- It considers and fulfills requests from young adults over age 18, as well as all children under age 18.
Q. What percentage of funds is used for administrative expenses?
A. Thursday's Child's® bylaws limit administrative expenses to 10% of its total contributions.
Q. Where does the money come from?
A. Most of Thursday's Child's® contributions come from individuals. Also very important to Thursday's Child's® success are community groups and area businesses who initiate and sponsor fund raising events to specifically benefit the organization.
Whatever the wish, Thursday's Child's® purpose is to make today better for children struggling to survive. While they face problems most adults need not cope with, they still are children. Children have dreams. Families face not only the reality of caring for a seriously ill child, but also a staggering amount of bills related to the child's treatment. Thursday's Child® is here to make a difference in the child's life.
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