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All donations are currently matched x3. For example, when you give $100, $300 will go towards our mission. Your gift will help grant three times more wishes! Now is the time to give generously!

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Cassandra's wish

Cassandra is a bright 6-year-old girl, living with cystic fibrosis, who wants to become a veterinarian. Her wish quickly became clear; she wanted “an adventure with animals” and added that she really wants to hold a big spider!

On her wish day, Cassandra and her family went to the Reptilium in Landau (Germany) where they got an exclusive tour. Equipped with her adventure outfit, she got to feed the raccoons and the alligators! She learned a lot about bearded dragons, turtles, snakes, and of course she FINALLY got to hold a big spider in her hand.

After the wish day, Cassandra’s mum told us: “It was simply unbelievably beautiful what the team put together for Cassandra – we will all talk about this experience for a long time!”

There are thousands more children like Cassandra who need our help. Will you help us grant their wishes faster? Donate today to help give them the carefree spirit of summer that every child deserves!

Donation FAQs

How much does a wish cost to grant?
Wish costs vary greatly depending on the wish requested. Some wishes are very simple, and the wish goods or services may be donated, costing Make-A-Wish nothing. Other wishes can be very elaborate and cost thousands of dollars. Whenever possible, Make-A-Wish seeks in-kind donations to help defer wish expenses.
What are your sources of funding?

Make-A-Wish International and its affiliates receive financial support from a number of sources. Contributions come from individuals, corporations, and private and foundation grants. Make-A-Wish also relies on in-kind contributions as well which help to lessen the cost of goods and services.

How much of my donation funds wishes?

Make-A-Wish International is proud of the manner in which it manages the generous donations of its supporters. In 2021, more than 65% of the funds raised by Make-A-Wish are used to fulfill our mission. Visit our Financial Information section to see more of our exceptional donor stewardship.

Make-A-Wish International received a Candid platinum seal of transparency for 2023 and a Four Star rating from Charity Navigator.

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