Little Wishes

Giving Kids a Childhood

Research shows that kids who are positively engaged in school and community have better academic and life outcomes. Treehouse helps provide funding for youth in foster care to have access to the important experiences that every youth deserves:

  • School fees (like ASB cards, lab costs, graduation needs, dance  tickets, etc.)
  • Athletics
  • Art and music programs
  • Driver’s education
  • Skill/certification classes
  • Summer camp
  • Events celebrating the culture of their family of origin
  • Multitude of other academic and extracurricular activities

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Activity Funding FAQ

What can Little Wishes help pay for?

Little Wishes supports Treehouse referred youth by providing financial assistance to remove barriers to academic and extracurricular needs. Examples of items and services we can help pay for include:

  • School fees (like ASB cards, lab costs, graduation needs, dance tickets, etc.)
  • Athletics
  • Art and music programs
  • Driver’s education
  • Skill/certification classes
  • Summer camp
  • Events celebrating the culture of their family of origin
  • Multitude of other academic and extracurricular activities

Unfortunately we do not provide funding for on-going transportation needs, rent, bills, family vacations, daycare or private school tuition. A good resource for these types of needs is 211.

How often can I request Little Wishes funding?

You can request Little Wishes funding as you need it but we cannot guarantee funding for all requests.

How long does it take to receive Little Wishes funding?

Checks take approximately 7 business days for processing and mailing.  Credit card payments may be made via online invoicing when given 1-2 advanced business days notice.

How do I get the money & where does the check go?

Little Wishes provides funding either by checks made out directly to the merchant providing the service or by online credit card payment.  Checks can be mailed or picked up in person at the Treehouse Office.

Does Little Wishes reimburse for activities or fees I have already paid?

No, Little Wishes cannot refund caregivers or businesses for activities that have already started without prior approval.

If I have a youth in foster care in my home are my own kids eligible for Treehouse services as well?

No, only youth with a current referral are eligible for Treehouse services.

I can’t come to the Wearhouse to pick up free tickets. How can I request them online?

To view ticket availability and to request tickets online, complete our Funding & Ticket request form or contact tickets@treehouseforkids.org. Submitting a request for tickets does not guarantee a ticket. Please wait for e-mail confirmation.

Summer Camp FAQ

What kinds of summer camps are available?

Treehouse can help pay for day camps or overnight camps, whether they are sports, arts, specialty, adventure or traditional marshmallows-around-the-campfire camps. Please try our camp finder or give us a call at 206.267.5125.

What summer opportunities are good for older kids & teens?

We can help pay for summer leadership opportunities like camp counselor in training, Washington Business Week, and local leadership conferences. We can also help out with paying for summer school to help you get back on track or get a head start on next year.

How do I coordinate summer camp or program registration with Little Wishes funding?

You do the research to find the camp that’s right for you. Our camp finder can help. It’s your job to find and complete the registration forms. Contact us  to get funding approved. Then mail, email or drop off the forms to us and we’ll send them to camp along with a check. If payment can be made online, provide us with the information we will need to pay by credit card online

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