Hoag student Jordan Waner to get his
campaign underway in Fort Plain
Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School math
teacher Deborah Waner said the goal of this year’s Adopt a Wish
(formerly known as “Adopt an Angel”) campaign is to raise $300 to
help sponsor the wishes of children. The program is sponsored by
the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York and runs through
“We want to help, and this is a good
opportunity to provide a child with his or her dream,” she said.
Mrs. Waner became involved with the program
after the foundation granted her son’s wish of going to Disney World
in Florida, and she asked what she could do to give back. That is
why she and the rest of the faculty and staff in the district
started selling Make-A-Wish paper angels to help grant the wishes of
more children with life-threatening medical conditions.
This year, instead of angels, stars are
available to students for $1 and $3 for adults. They can be
purchased at the kiosks in both schools and in Mrs. Waner’s room.
Make-A-Wish set a goal of $250,000 this year.
Stars are also available every First Niagara
Bank branch, the Aviation Mall, Colonie Center, Crossgates Mall,
Rotterdam Square and Wilton Mall.
For more details, go to www.neny.wish.org.