(WLAX/WEUX) – A Moment of Magic at the University of Wisconsin Madison is a part of the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called A Moment of Magic Foundation, which provides medically vulnerable children with creative programming, outlets, and support to foster imagination, friendship and hope through college-student volunteers. A Moment of Magic provides a variety of services to children with medical vulnerabilities all at no cost. These services include bedside visits, large event appearances, book readings, sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, individual visits, and video chat calls with children’s favorite princesses, superheroes, and other characters.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all of the programming is done virtually through hospital livestreams, hotline calls between a child and a character, and Wonder Wheels visits where characters drive by to have brief conversations with children while maintaining social-distancing.
The main mission, to restore the magic of believing at a time when a child needs to “just-be-a-kid” and reminding them to be brave, strong, and fearless. On December 5th at 6 PM, A Moment of Magic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be hosting Hope for the Holidays, a completely free virtual concert and silent auction. The event will feature some up-and-coming music stars and a special guest appearance from Wisconsin Badger Alumni, Sam Dekker, and his wife!
There will be tons of items for the silent auction and raffle. The prices for the stocking raffle are as follows: 1 ticket = $5, 3 tickets = $12, 5 tickets = $20, 12 tickets = $30, and 15 tickets = $15.
Some awesome items for the silent auction include: “short story” photo session with Jen Lucas Photography, 4 session breathe salt and sauna passes, and 4 gift cards for Kwik Trip ranging from $25-$75.
The event will be hosted by Sadie Stelter and Lindsey Cardell, two hilarious and talented members of A Moment of Magic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.