A custom, portable playhouse with unicorns and mermaids is one four-year-old’s wish that students at Williams Field High School are hoping to help grant this week.
Partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Williams Field High School Student Council is hosting a weeklong event to raise money and support for Taytem’s wish and wishes for two other children. The goal is $30,000, which they hope to raise by Wednesday, April 14th.
“We sponsored a child this year named Taytem. She is wishing for a playhouse, but we don’t just want to grant Taytem’s wish, we want to grant three wishes. We don’t know who those other kids may be, but we want to do as much as we can for the community,” said Zoe Konieczny, a senior at Williams Field and President of the Student Council.
Wish Week, which started on April 5th, had fundraising activities every single day from food trucks at lunch to events in the evening and weekends – with every bit of proceeds from all of the events going straight towards their goal. Events included couch racing, puppy parties, a dodgeball tournament, dance concert, car wash and more. Teachers, students, employees, and the Gilbert community have come together to help raise money for the Taytem’s wish.
“The whole school rallies behind this,” said Beverly Peden, Williams Field Student Council Advisor. “Every year, our school looks forward to this event. These kids have given so much to this, and every teacher is in on it as well.”