Kickapoo High School’s Mr. KHS Event Raises $5,000 for Wish I May: Spreading Joy One Birthday at a Time

The annual Kickapoo High School event, Mr. KHS, took on a special significance this year as it partnered with Council of Churches of the Ozarks’ program, Wish I May, to support underprivileged children and their families in the local community.

Months of anticipation led up to the event, with students from each grade level eagerly vying for the opportunity to represent their peers as Mr. KHS contestants. Weeks prior, potential contestants were carefully selected based on their leadership qualities and involvement in school activities, with teacher recommendations playing a crucial role in the decision-making process.

The collaboration between Kickapoo High School and Wish I May exemplified the power of community engagement and philanthropy. All proceeds generated from the Mr. KHS event were dedicated to supporting the Wish I May program, which aims to provide ‘Happy Birthdays’ to underprivileged children and their families in the area.

Thanks to the generosity of students, faculty, and community members, the event successfully raised an impressive $5,000 for the Wish I May program. This significant contribution will enable Wish I May to continue their mission of spreading joy and celebration to children who may otherwise go without a proper birthday celebration.

In addition to fundraising efforts, Kickapoo High School demonstrated their commitment to making a difference in the community by actively volunteering with Wish I May earlier in the year. Members of the KHS cabinet and several Mr. KHS contestants dedicated their time to help create birthday bags for children in need, further strengthening the bond between the school and the local charity.

The impact of Wish I May’s efforts over the past year cannot be understated. With 736 birthday bags and over 1,400 books distributed to children, the organization has made a tangible difference in the lives of countless families, providing them with the opportunity to celebrate birthdays with dignity and joy.

As Kickapoo High School continues to prioritize community service and philanthropy, initiatives like the Mr. KHS event serve as a reminder of the collective impact that can be achieved when individuals come together for a common cause. Through acts of kindness and compassion, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need, one birthday at a time.For contributions to Council of Churches of the Ozarks, please visit