Sam McNew


The mission of SAMS WISH is to help people in their time of need & to provide more opportunities for people with disabilities to live happier and healthier lives.


​​​Heather Stephenson  PRESIDENT/FOUNDER

(​Click "about us/history at top of this page to read more about Heather.)



3rd Annual

Sam's Wish Bowl-a-thon

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

3:30 - 6:00 pm

Woodland Bowl

see flyer on twitter feed on this page or

email for more info



     - St. Patrick's weekend was celebrated with the Adult Bowl a Thonon March 19th!  Eighteen teams of bowlers supported Sam's Wish at Woodland Bowl on 96th and Keystone. Congrats to Woodbrook Elementary for entering the most teams!

     Thank you to Lane Sponsors: 

BMO Harris Bank, Crown Liquors, Disability and Autism Services of IN, Passport Health, Riverview Health Sheridan F.M., and Rob and Tracy Schick. 

   -Sam's Wish was chosen as one of the participants in Brackets for Good, an online charitable organization that hosts an online fundraising tournament every March for non-profit organizations. Sam's Wish gave a much larger non-profit a run for their money in the first round but in the end did not move on. The good news is that Sam's Wish will receive all proceeds raised in their name from round one!! Thank you to all who kept the ball bouncing! Your generous donations will help many others.  SEE BELOW!!


   -Over 100 Easter Baskets are being delivered to children all over Indiana who might not receive one!!

 -The 2nd annual "Evening in the Barn" with the Jeremy Vogt Trio was held on Saturday, October 22nd.  A great time was had by all. The silent auction and wine pull raised funds for our mission. 


 Sam's Wish at Work!



SAMS WISH is a new not-for-profit organization located in Carmel, IN.  We are happy to announce that we are an official 501C 3 Organization and all donations are tax exempt.  

Check out our twitter feed or Facebook page to see some of the awesome things we are doing.  

We plan to do MUCH MORE!  Our first "shoe giving day" is coming up - make sure you let us know if you know someone that would benefit from a new pair of good athletic shoes.  Other things we hope to do this year include:    funding some adapted equipment (communication devices, walkers, wheelchairs, etc) for people in need; offer healthy eating/cooking classes for adults with disabilities; start a parents night or day out event for parents of children with disabilities; the list goes on and on…...  We also plan to educate others about people with disabilities and help people with disabilities live happier and healthier lives through education and creating new programs and activities at no cost.  SAMS WISH has big plans for the future!  Check back often for new things we are offering for those in need and for people with disabilities and don't forget to let us know how we can help!