Indiana children's Wish fund
Indiana Children’s Wish Fund is a single-entity statewide wish-granting organization, that grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness. We are not affiliated with any other wish-granting organizations. Indiana Children’s Wish Fund was founded in August of 1984 and is celebrating 30 years of wish granting.
Wish Children are referred to our organization by their doctors, nurses, social workers, parents, etc. Our most requested wish is trips to Disney World for the whole family, along with meeting celebrities, shopping sprees and family vacations. Some of our unique wishes have been to meet former Presidents, the Pope, working with Mother Theresa and bringing a Grandmother to the United States from Ethiopia to visit her grandchild. We have even had a wish child who ended up being an extra on the set of a Tom Cruise movie!
- The average cost of a wish is $6,000.00.
- Indiana Children's Wish Fund is a not-for-profit 501C3 recognized charity registered with the State of Indiana.
- Funding for wishes is made possible through the support of corporate donations, individuals and fundraising events.
- To date, Indiana Children’s Wish Fund has granted more than 3,000 wishes to Indiana children.
As Artomobilia continues to expand as an annual car event, and support old friends and new acquaintances that share a common love of interesting and significant automobiles. The Artomobilia community also shares that same enthusiasm for children, and specifically Indiana Children's Wish Fund. To that end, the Artomobilia team and its partners, will present the inaugural Fuelicious event the evening prior to the eighth-annual Carmel Artomobilia.
Fuelicious will excite the senses by delivering a distinct environment, a premium culinary experience, a distinct collection of automobiles, and a premier audience of committed automotive enthusiasts that combine to create an unmatched, exclusive social entertainment experience supporting the work of Indiana Children's Wish Fund. Fuelicious will feature 50 distinct collector cars hosted at the Lucas Estate in Carmel on Friday, August 28th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
The venue of the Lucas Estate is perhaps one of the most unique, and storied, residences in the Midwest. Set on 33 acres in Carmel, the Lucas Estate delivers the perfect environment to indulge in automotive and culinary excellence, discover the offerings of the supporting sponsors, and explore the distinct amenities of the estate, including the exterior grounds, pool house, entertainment area, gardens and sport complex bar.
An unmatched experience is in-store for both VIPs and Premier Guests of Fuelicious. VIP Guests will enjoy on-site valet service and exclusive access to the grounds during the 6pm "Happy Hour" hosted in the Rear Veranda, Pool House and Sports Complex Bar. Premier Guests will enjoy dedicated transportation service to the Estate. Everyone will equally enjoy browsing through decades of automotive excellence and indulging in the exceptional culinary offerings of Chef Anthony Puma.
Participants will enjoy atmosphere of relaxed elegance and celebration, delivering a unique environment for pairing a discerning audience and unique sponsors. Guests will include a variety of automotive enthusiasts, business and community leaders, and local personalities recognizing and supporting the work of Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Sponsors will host VIP and Premier Guests in an exclusive estate environment and engage guests with a distinct and relevant product and service offerings.