Supporting Butte, Glenn, Tehama, and Colusa counties, the Community Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been established to grant "wishes" as well as promote kindess to the community at large. When a "wish" is granted, there is a Pay-It-Forward clause that is required to be fullfilled, which attempts to maximize the community benefit.
Pay-It-Forward means that for the act of kindness granted to you, in return, you will then provide an act of kindness or giving in return. For example, if the local band needed intruments, once their wish was granted, they would play a mini-concert for the senior center, and the seniors might help stuff envelopes for a non-profit organization and so on. We believe that EVERYONE has something to give to another person or group. It doesn't have to be money, it could just be time or a special skill that you have.
There are 5 areas of giving: Education, Youth, Seniors, Environment, and Community. A donor can to donate to a specific area or leave the decision in the hands of the organizers that will decide where the money is needed most.