How to Get Involved and Help the Wish-A-Fish Foundation

A Wish-A-Fish event doesn’t just happen by itself. Without the many hours of work and financial support from our dedicated volunteers, boat captains, donors and sponsors, our fishing events would never leave the dock. The Wish-A-Fish Foundation receives no government funding, so we are grateful for the generosity of the many individuals and companies who have supported us over the years.

The Wish-A-Fish Foundation is a 100% Volunteer organization.   Wish-A-Fish has no paid staff or employees.   Everyone who volunteers to help with an event is donating 100% of their time and talents.   That also means that 100% of the donations we receive are put directly back into funding the events we put on for the kids.   Local boat owners volunteer their time and their boats to take the families fishing.   They are very generous with their support and use their own fishing tackle, and donate fishing supplies and all fuel for the trip.  All cash donations received go toward purchasing items for the children and families - - Hats, T-Shirts, Fishing Rods and Reels, Snacks, Drinks, Food for the picnic, Printing supplies for their pictures and certificates, and Gift bags for the children.   The Wish-A-Fish Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Your tax deductible donations are always welcome and appreciated.   Seeing the children's smiling faces will be the best "thanks" you will ever receive!

Our Private Boat Events are always in need of individual who would like to volunteer their boat and their fishing knowledge for the day.   Please see our Captain’s Page for more information on what is required.

All of our events need organizational and shore help. Before the event, we need to reach out to special needs organizations, contact families, purchase supplies, etc.   At the event, we need help setting up tents, tables, chairs, checking in families and captains, helping the families, taking photos, and much more. Please see the photos in the Gallery section for some ideas of what happens on shore.   Contact the event coordinator in your area for specifics on what kind of help they might need for this year.  You can also Sign Up Here to volunteer for our currently scheduled events.

Corporate sponsors are an essential part of making our Wish-A-Fish events a huge success with the families.   We try to make the entire day a wonderful experience for the families.   The generosity of our sponsors allows us to provide event T-Shirts and Hats to each child and parent, take-home fishing tackle for the children to use on their next fishing adventure, photos, certificates, and awards to recognize their fishing accomplishments, and a great picnic lunch/dinner where everyone can share the events of the day together. Please Contact one of our area coordinators if you would like more information on becoming a corporate sponsor

donated fishing tackle

If you would like to make a secure, tax deductible cash donation to Wish-A-Fish, please click here:

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Wish-A-Fish Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.