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Driving For Dreams®

More than 40 vehicles are driving South Dakota’s roads to help kids! Driving For Dreams provides an opportunity to promote your company and Make-A-Wish® while adopting the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition in South Dakota. Any business with company vehicles is welcome to participate.

Program Information

Driving for Dreams partner Krier & Blain$6,000 Adopt-A-Wish® Partner 
-Can have up to three vehicles with Make-A-Wish and Driving For Dreams signage
-Adopt the wish of a child and have the opportunity to meet the child and his or her family
-Driver(s) will receive a Make-A-Wish polo and cap
-Receive a plaque with pictures of wish child to display at your business
-Press release will be sent to local media
-Recognized in the Make-A-Wish newsletter and on website
-Additional Make-A-Wish logos can be purchased at cost for more vehicles

Myrl & Roy's Truck$3,000 Wish Partner
-Can have one vehicle with Make-A-Wish and Driving For Dreams signage
-If your business participates for two consecutive years you will be eligible to adopt a wish and meet a wish child and his or her family
-Can partner with another company to adopt a wish and meet a wish child and his or her family
-Driver will receive a Make-A-Wish polo and cap
-Press release will be sent to local media
-Recognized in Make-A-Wish newsletter and on website


Driving for Dreams partner Sorlien Electric Inc.$1,500 Wish Friend
-Can have a maximum of one vehicle with Make-A-Wish and Driving For Dreams signage
-Driver will receive Make-A-Wish polo and cap
-Press release will be sent to local media
-Recognized in the Make-A-Wish newsletter and on website

Contracts are signed annually and payments can be made annually or quarterly.

History of Driving For Dreams

Soukup Construction, including Marietta and Jim Soukup, were instrumental in the founding of Driving For Dreams in 2002.  Founding members of Driving For Dreams are Soukup Construction, Bill Hinks and South Dakota Furniture Mart, and Dave Bozied and Stan Houston Equipment.  Many businesses who are members of the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota have been great supporters of Driving For Dreams and Make-A-Wish over the years.  

Our Driving For Dreams program was the first of its kind among Make-A-Wish chapters.  Since then other chapters have started their own program.

For more information about becoming a Driving For Dreams partner please contact Paul Krueger, president and CEO, at 605.335.8000 or cxehrtre@fbhguqnxbgn.jvfu.bet. In the Black Hills area please contact Melanie Barclay, regional director, at 605.791.4500 or zonepynl@fbhguqnxbgn.jvfu.bet.


Make-A-Wish helps provide children and their families a much needed respite from battling life-threatening illnesses. We continue to partner with Make-A-Wish in that mission because we feel it is important to help these children and their families feel supported by their communities. ”

— Miranda Peterson, Vice President Bowes Construction, Inc. Brookings

Contact

Paul R Krueger 
President/CEO 
1400 West 17th Street 
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
Phone: 605.335.8000 
Fax: 605.335.8002 
Email: cxehrtre@fbhguqnxbgn.jvfu.bet

Melanie Barclay 

Regional Director 
Black Hills Office 
14 St. Joseph Street, Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone & Fax: 605.791.4500
Email: zonepynl@fbhguqnxbgn.jvfu.bet

Wish Kid BenjaminAdopt A Child's Wish

Adopt-A-Wish® partners have the opportunity to be involved in the wish experience - an experience you will never forget. 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH ORGANIZATIONAL PLATESOrganizational Plates

When you renew your license plates in 2017 or get new plates, please request organizational plates and show your support for Make-A-Wish®.   Once you receive the plates from your county treasurer, contact our office at 605.335.8000 for Make-A-Wish license plate stickers.

Latest Status Update

  • In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to recognize one of our incredible sponsors, Bristol-Myers Squibb​, for its generous support of Make-A-Wish America​ that made it possible for Arturo to realize his wish to go on a shopping spree. Thank you, Bristol-Myers Squibb, for all you do for our wish kids like Arturo!
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198