BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota State 4-H Youth Council selected the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota as their state-wide community service project.
"They will be collecting cash donations throughout the next calendar year to try and raise the $5,000-$6,000 necessary to grant one wish for a child in South Dakota," explained Audrey Rider, SDSU Extension State 4-H Events Field Specialist.
Counties throughout South Dakota will compete to see which 4-H county can raise the most money. The winning county will receive a prize. "The Youth Council is asking counties, clubs and members to be creative and come up with some fun fundraisers and ways to donate to this amazing organization and statewide community service project," Rider said. "With your help, we are looking forward to improving the lives of children and families in our state."
The mission of Make-A-Wish: We grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
More about South Dakota 4-H
South Dakota 4-H Youth Council is a statewide leadership team made up of 25 4-Her's from across the state who were chosen for their communication skills, citizenship, 4-H involvement and foremost their leadership abilities. These teens work with the 4-H program to put on a Teen Leadership Conference where attendees go to workshops, play games, develop into young leaders, and make lifelong friends.
More than 9,000 South Dakota youth are involved in 4-H programming. If you'd like to become involved as a member or volunteer, or would like to donate to the Make-A-Wish fundraiser, contact Rider by email.