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Make-A-Wish Foundation ® International is an Arizona nonprofit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Identification Number (EIN): 86-0726985

Boy standing with a reindeer in the snow

Davide has been living with Hodgkin’s lymphoma since the age of two. During this time he has always had one wish, to fly on Santa’s sleigh pulled by his reindeer! Davide admitted that he was a little afraid at the thought of flying on a reindeer at first, but being through his own difficult journey, this fear had vanished.

Finally, along with his family, Davide was able to venture to Lapland, covered in snow, frozen forests and lakes, it was just magical. Davide was able to get to know the wonderful reindeers up close, although he didn’t fly on one of them, but the experience was so special that he never stopped smiling.

Stefano, Davide’s father told us, “everything we have experienced is with thanks to people like you who donate. Seeing the smile on Davide and his sisters’ faces, I can confirm that a wish granted is good medicine.”

Give the gift of joy to children living with critical illnesses, and restore hope for tomorrow.

Donation FAQs

How much does a wish cost to grant?

As every wish is different, the cost of each wish also varies. Whenever possible, Make-A-Wish seeks in-kind donations to help reduce wish expenses but wishes still cost money, and we rely on donations to enable us to keep granting them.

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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