How to Help

Willow Wish is a scholarship fund seeking to make the birth center experience available to any family in Arizona who would choose a birth center setting, regardless of their ability to pay out-of-pocket.

The truth is that not everyone can afford to be a donor to charitable causes, in spite of open hearts and best intentions…some of our wallets just don’t stretch that far.

As well as the links to our donation and sponsor pages, here are some other ideas that can allow anyone to be a supporter of Willow Wish without having to sacrifice any of the money that they spend for their family’s needs.
Please consider how you can best support our organization. Every little bit adds up and makes a big difference for Arizona families who are dreaming of making their birth center dreams a reality.

(1) Follow us and interact with us on social media

This is what we know: “…social media algorithms treat engagement (think: likes, comments and shares) as a sort of snowball effect.” The biggest thing you can do to help us spread the word is to like and comment on our posts, share the ones that speak to you, and please ask 2 friends about Willow Wish and ask them to follow us. We are good sports…we follow back!! We are on facebook, instagram, and twitter.

(2) Journey Jewelry

The project was born from the gift that we gave our guests at our 2020 Sparkle & Ice Fundraiser. (To read more about our inspiration for this project, read our interview with Voyage Phoenix Magazine.)

When you purchase a piece from the Journey Jewelry collection, you are helping us Grant Birth Choice to the families in Arizona that are wishing for a birth center experience.  The proceeds from your purchase go directly into the fund that makes their wishes come true.

Wholesale Pricing Available – please email us for more info: hello{at}willowwish{dot}org

(3) Amazon

Shop at smile.amazon.com or purchase items from our Wish List

SHOPPING FOR YOURSELF: You all know about Amazon ordering…for almost everything…well, would you consider linking your account to our organization via their Amazon Smile Program?

From their website:

“AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Every item available for purchase on http://www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.”

For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about.”

If you think that this is an option that might work for you, please enter our organization’s name, “Willow Wish”, in their search bar for eligible organizations. We would be so grateful for your support via Amazon’s charitable giving program.

SHOPPING FOR US: Using your new smile.amazon.com designation, check out our Wish List if you want to determine exactly what your donation is going to provide for our team effort. We run monthly events and we have supply boxes to make our events run as smoothly as possible.  We also have office needs for printing and sending appeal letters and thank you notes. Check out our list and help us re-stock our administrative and event supplies. Wish List Link: HERE

(4) Host a Fundraiser on Social Media

Facebook has a fundraising platform hosted by Network for Good.  They generously donate 100% of proceeds to the designated charity. 

  • Please go to your Facebook homepage and look at the menu on the left side of the page. 
  • Look under the “Explore” heading, and you will see an option called “Fundraising”. 
  • Once you click that button, you will be directed to the FB fundraising page. 
  • Please click on the “Select Nonprofit” button, search for “Willow Wish”. We are a verified non-profit so all our information will self-populate in your fundraiser…easy!!
  • Set your fundraising target as well as a starting and ending date. 
  • Feel free to reach out to us at hello@willowwish.org if you would like us to send you an image you can use for content. 

Please consider notifying us whether or not you need an image, so that we can let our followers know that you are running a fundraiser and help you host a successful virtual event. Thank you in advance for thinking of us!

(5) Attend Events

We have several events planned on an on-going basis to promote small businesses in Arizona while fundraising for Willow Wish.  Please check joins us at a monthly event and/or as well as our four signature events:

Food Drive to Benefit Matthew’s Crossing
Midwives & Margaritas
Sparkle & Ice Cocktail Party Fundraiser
Winter Wish Family Festival

  • We have a membership program if you would like to prepay and save 10% off the ticket prices of the monthly mini-fundraisers.  It includes the perk of attending one of our Sponsor Networking Brunches as a guest. The ticket prices for our mini-events typically range from $10 – $25 (excluding Photo Mini-Session  Fundraiser), and you can reserve your tickets using your exclusive code as soon as they go on sale to the general public. Please email us for more information: hello{at}willowwish{dot}org.

(6) Bank with COMPASS For Your CAUSE

We are a registered non-profit with Compass Bank.  Please bring them a copy of the CAUSE LETTER posted below, or just our organization’s number will do in most branches (Willow Wish: 120351).  When you open a Compass Checking Account and meet the requirements for the sixty days (see the letter below), we will get a $50 donation from the bank. From that point forward, we get a small percentage of the transactions you make using the check card for everyday purchases.

Some people use it as the card they use to buy gas or groceries, other people use it as a savings account for seasonal or vacation savings and then spend it when they shop for the holidays or on their vacation. There are no limits to the ways you can decide when to spend your own money, and by tying your bank account to our cause, BBVA Compass will make donations to our organization. WIN-WIN!! Just the way we like it.

Organization Code120351

(7) Volunteer

Our monthly events need volunteers to carry out the Fundraising Team’s vision.  Do you have a service club that would like to help? Are you a retiree looking to give back with time? Or are you a high school student that needs service hours with a registered non-profit?  We would love to have you help us at our next event. Please email us for more information: hello{at}willowwish{dot}org.

(8) Give items for our Silent Auctions

We host 2 -3 silent auctions per year, and we are always so grateful for the generous support from the business community. If you would like to offer an item for us to use, please fill out our Contact Form so that we can connect with you and arrange to receive your donation.

(9) Donate or Sponsor

Give a monthly gift

Of course, we will always gratefully accept donations that can be immediately directed towards the Willow Wish Gift Program. Follow THIS LINK to make a secure donation via PayPal

SPONSOR

We are so honored to have an incredible 100% volunteer team.  Thanks to their generosity of their time and talents, when you sponsor Willow Wish, you can rest assured that your donation is directed to the Willow Wish Gift Program.  Get a quick view of the sponsor perks, and more by clicking over to the Sponsor Page for more information.

WILLOW WISH

An Arizona Non-Profit and 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Founded September 27, 2016

CONTACT: hello@willowwish.org