Wishes are more than just a nice thing.
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The average cash cost of a wish is $6,000. Every dollar counts, so please donate today to help kids with critical illnesses.
Here are a few examples of what your gift could help support:
$25: An icebreaker gift for a wish child
$50: Souvenirs from Walt Disney World® Resort
$100: Computer or game accessories
$250: A limo ride to a special wish destination
$500: An excursion such as a dolphin swim or helicopter ride
$1,000: Airfare to an exciting wish destination
$2,500: Lodging for a family vacation wish
$6,000: A wish like a shopping adventure or trip to a Florida theme park
$10,000: A wish like a trip to Hawaii $15,000: A wish like an international trip