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What Is Your Holiday #WishForOthers? @CapitalOne Is Making Wishes Come True

This post brought to you by Capital One. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Penelope’s Oasis.

This time of year we tend to be more outwardly focused, whether donating to our favorite charities, volunteering our time to help others, or shopping for the perfect gifts to make those we love happy. There is a palpable feeling of excitement and good will in the air, and Capital One is hoping to help make the holidays a little brighter this year by helping to share and grant people’s wish for others with the #WishForOthers campaign.

Capital One is asking people to share their Wish For Others, whether a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a community, via a video tagged with #WishForOthers on Twitter, Instagram, or the Capital One Facebook page from now through Dec. 23, for a chance to make it come true.

This year, Capital One is going to make wishes come true!

Here are some heartwarming, thoughtful, and even funny wishes others shared:

I have close friends that volunteer at an old church that went a sort of rejuvenation about ten years ago because of these extremely dedicated volunteers. St. Spyridon is in a rather high risk area, yet the volunteers worked hard so the church could open its doors to the children of the neighborhood with a quality school that was safe. The problem? The church is so underfunded they can’t repair much of the damage that resulted to the building’s structure after years of neglect, so they are very limited it what they can offer. My wish is that they would receive funding to renovate more of the school portion of the building, so they can open up more classrooms, and bring in many more children who need a quality education in a safe environment.

my wish for others

What’s your wish for others this holiday season? Do you have a wish for a friend, neighbor, a parent, or your community? You can share your #WishForOthers via a 30 second Facebook or Instagram video, or a photo on Twitter, Instagram or Capital One’s Facebook page, for a chance to make someone’s wish come true! Here is mine:

Visit WishForOthers.com for more information and to see the wishes that other people have submitted so far!

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  • That’s a beautiful wish, Penelope, and I very much hope it happens!

  • One of my biggest wishes is that the food bank in my community can keep up with the need this year.

  • Kecia

    I love this campaign. So many holiday contests and such are about getting what YOU (the entrant) wants, this is a nice change!

  • Jenna Wood

    I see so many outstretched hands in my life it’s hard to focus on one- I personally try to touch them all. This would be a tough pick, but I think it would have to do with no homeless going without medical care in my community.

  • What a wonderful program for the holidays, and what a beautiful wish you have–I hope it comes true!

  • I have a friend who spends every holiday alone. My wish is for her family to come together this year – hopefully it’ll happen!

  • Rachel

    Great wish. I really hope your wish comes true. 🙂 Education (a good one) is so important. 🙂

  • I think there are just too many issues at hand for me to focus on only one. Great program!

  • What a great wish! I hope they receive donations for renovations. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • That’s a great wish, Penelope! I wish that no child would ever go hungry and that every child have a warm safe place to sleep every night.

  • Such a great wish. This is such a great campaign to teach people to give during the holidays.

  • I hope your wish comes true! That’s a nice wish. I wish for world peace. 🙂

  • What a great program. I have seen many wish campaigns and it is so throughtful.

  • What a wonderful reminder that this is the season of giving and thinking of others. I’ll go add my wish!

  • Wonderful wish! I hope it comes true for you and your community.

  • What a beautiful wish! I wish that charities that help the homeless would have plenty of blankets, and outerwear to provide for those that need it this winter.

  • Marcie W.

    I love this campaign and wish I could see more of this from numerous companies throughout the year. My wish for others is that every child would be safe, loved and well cared for.