Wishing for Mommy exists as a grant-based initiative to fund the wishes that children have for their mommies who are diagnosed or recently recovering from breast cancer. We have found that most of the time, a child may feel unable to help out in this difficult time since they are "just a kid." With a $500 check, Wishing for Mommy will help turn that around and empower the child to be able to feel like an integral part of their mommy's happiness. Children themselves or with an adult assistant may nominate their mother for a Wishing for Mommy grant by downloading an application and mailing it in.
Q: When do I know if we are getting awarded the money or not?
A: All applicants will be contacted via email on or before December 1st, 2016 whether they have been selected or not.
Q: Will sending in pictures and drawings increase my chances?
A: While we appreciate the extra effort, pictures and drawings will not be a deciding factor in the selection process.
Q: What if I do not get my Medical Eligibility Form in on time?
A: All applications missing any of the three required documents (nomination page, 1-page story, or Medical Eligibility Form) will not be considered for a grant. If you are able to complete the process at a later date we will consider you for a 2017 grant, instead.
Q: Will all of the grants be awarded by Christmas?
A: This has always been the goal of Wishing for Mommy; however, with such a hectic time of year abound and many conflicting schedules, we have awarded grants as late as December 31st.
Q: Can someone's grandmother be nominated?
A: Grandmothers cannot be nominated according to Wishing for Mommy eligibility guidelines. The child must be between the ages of 3-18 and must be the direct offspring of the mother.
Q: How many grants are being given this year?
A: We will be unable to answer this question until the year draws to a close. Fundraising will still be taking place and/or wrapping up until December 31st. As the funds are received, the Wishing for Mommy team will begin to select and allocate grants to be given and this process will be ongoing until all monies are turned in from our sponsors and donors.
Q: Is this a contest?
A: Wishing for Mommy is not a contest. Nobody wins or loses. It is a grant-based initiative. Our selection committee chooses which grants to give based on a number of different factors which can be found on our website. We will always strive to help every single person who sends in an application to the best of our abilities.
September 1st, 2016- Applications begin to be accepted for this year's grants
December 1st, 2016- All applications due
December 31st, 2015- All 2015 grants to have been awarded
Wishing for Mommy is Sponsored By Dignity Kids, Inc. www.dignitykids.org
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