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What Would You #WishForOthers?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

What would you wish for this holiday season? After spending the weekend with Valarie Budayr of Jump into a Book and the wonderful staff at Wisdom Tales Press at the National Social Studies Council conference (NSSC) in Boston this past weekend, we would wish for all kids to be able to see themselves in children’s and young adult books.
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With Valarie Budayr, author Alexis York Lombard and the wonderful staff at Wisdom Tales Press.

Valarie and I spent our time at NSSC looking for educators, publishers, authors and parents who felt the same way and wanted to spread the word on January 27th, 2015 at our 2nd Multicultural Children’s Book Day. We were thrilled to find others eager to help us in this mission!

Heifer International at the NSSC show

At Heifer International with books that teach kids how a small donation can help end poverty and hunger worldwide.

Would you like to share your wish for others too? Capital One is bringing to life a real life Wish For Others wishing booth experience in a Capital One 360 café on Black Friday (11/28) through Giving Tuesday (12/2) in Back Bay Boston!

H2O for life at NCCS

With H2o for Life which provides service-learning opportunities resulting in providing clean water for a school in a developing country.

Valarie and I believe in the power of multicultural books for kids. These books open doors, whether to validate a sense of belonging in the world or to realize that each of us is capable of changing it for the better.

What would you wish for? If you are in Back Bay Boston, you can share your #WishForOthers on the Capital One Facebook Page and on their booth.

The Capital One 360 Boston Café will be located at:

799 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

11/28 through 12/2

Friday 7:00 am-6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm

Sunday 9:00am-7:00pm

Monday 7:00am-6:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am-6:00pm

Why is Capital One doing this?

We all know that giving to others feels great, whether you’re donating to a nonprofit, volunteering at a food bank or doing something nice for a loved one. To celebrate that spirit of giving and make the holidays a little brighter this year, we want to hear about your wish for others. Share your wish for someone else – a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a community — with #WishForOthers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the Wish For Others site.

Visit WishForOthers.com for more information and to see the wishes that other people have submitted so far! For complete rules and regulations, visit www.WishForOthers.com.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. What a great post. Wish I lived near all of the activity. My wish: for the end to poverty, clean water for all and education for girls/children worldwide.
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  2. Wow Mia!


    My #wihforothers is to be at peace with yourself. For everyone to love themselves and find goodness in their own hearts.

    You are doing such wonderful things!
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  3. It was so wonderful finally meeting you Mia. We had so much fun. Thanks for a great post filled with memories of our time together. Didn’t we meet the greatest people? Oh and their books too.
    So looking forward to another Multicultural Children’s Book day with you !!!
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    • Hi Valarie,
      It was such a treat to meet you IN PERSON and spend time with you! It was such a great experience … and I am totally jazzed for our 2nd Multicultural Children’s Book Day with you. It is SO FUN to meet kindred spirits both on social media and then in real life! I feel so lucky to have you in my life!
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  4. I wish for the end of conflicts, particularly those based on race or ethnicity.
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  5. Really a great job you have done. If i were a millionaire of course I would like to donate a lot of money. But at this moment I am not a millionaire. But I can wish Best of luck for you.
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