THE FIRST CONVOY: In 1990, a young man named Matt requested a wish to ride in an 18 wheeler and speak to his sister on a CB radio. Over forty trucks and drivers showed up to grant the wish and, under the guidance of the late JC Hale, the Mother's Day Truck Convoy was conceived. For the past 28 years, the event has been held on Mother’s Day in Lancaster, PA. Over the years the number of trucks has grown to over 500 with over 100 wish children as passengers riding each year. The event draws approximately 5,000 people to Burle Business Park to see the trucks, attend an auction, play games and enjoy delicious local food. Another 25,000 people line the 26 mile route to cheer for the trucks and wish children as they pass by.
26 MILES AND 50 WISHES: We need the Convoy to cover the cost of 50 of the more than 75 wishes we will grant in the Susquehanna Valley this year. Please join us as we celebrate those 50 wish children and their families by telling their stories. Tune into our social media channels and check back to this website to read about the wishes we’ve already funded and the ones we are working on.
Check out these great Convoy driver interviews: #WhyIConvoy
Event Date: Sunday May 13th 2018
Event Location: Burle Business Park
Event Address: 1054 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster PA 17601
Parking Info: Burle Business Park is for TRUCK PARKING ONLY. All others are asked to park at either Grandview Plaza on New Holland Avenue or Lancaster Catholic High School on Juliette Avenue. There will be a shuttle running continuously from both locations to Burle Business Park and back.
Registration Fees: Convoy Drivers: $100 minimum donation encouraged, either by check payable to Make-A-Wish, 1054 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601 or by making an online donation to your fundraising page. Driver registration includes a driver gift bag. Printable Driver Registration forms can be found here and printable Donation Collection forms can be found here. Wish Families can register online or print out a wish child registration form.
Event Schedule:Grounds open to drivers at 6:00 am, and to general public at 8:00 am. The convoy leaves Burle Business Park at 1:30 pm.