Grant a wish for a critically ill child this holiday season

The cosiest time of the year is just around the corner: holiday season. In this season, maybe more than usual, it is very important to spend time with your loved ones. The joys of eating together, handing out gifts, and spending time with family. 

Unfortunately, there are families who go through this period of time, knowing their child is critically ill. Make-A-Wish believes that these families deserve that extra pinch of hope and strength. This is why Make-A-Wish encourages sparking the imagination of these children, by granting their wish. Granting a wish can make a big impact on the life of the child and their loved ones.

During the wish journey, a child can build up the resilience that they later might need in harder times. The joy, optimism and confidence, derived from having their wish granted, stays with these children for life.

Make-A-Wish believes that through having a child’s wish granted, hope and strength for the future is gathered. Granting wishes to critically ill children can make a big transformation in their life.

Grant life-changing wishes

How to help grant a wish this holiday season

Life-changing wishes like these can be granted because of the hard work of our volunteers, and the generous support of donors. Any donation, small or large, helps us with giving seriously ill children hope, strength, and confidence.

Many, many wishes have come to life in the past 40+ years. To continue granting wishes and giving a critically ill child a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we need supporters. Supporters who want to contribute to making the impossible possible, for these children and their families. Learn how to make wishes for children come true at our FAQ.


Grant wishes by donating to Make-A-Wish

Our goal is to provide a happy holiday season to as many children living with critical illnesses and their families as possible; every gesture makes a huge impact for them. To reach this goal, we need your help. We cannot provide these life-changing experiences without you. Donate now, to help grant life-changing wishes.


Family celebrating Christmas

How does Make-A-Wish make the holiday season special for critically ill children?

Make-A-Wish is an international organization that constantly works towards bringing hope to critically ill children. Children who are living with a critical illness are often tired of being sick all the time and are often experiencing feelings of anxiety. In order for them to get better, it is important for them to look forward to life.

The holiday season is especially hard for families whose children are living with critical illnesses. Therefore, Make-A-Wish works to make the wish of every critically ill eligible child come true. This is an effort toward giving them the greatest experience of their life. This way, Make-A-Wish helps make the holiday season special for critically ill children.

What can I do for critically ill children during the holiday season?

The holiday season is supposed to be a relaxing and loving time. However, it can be very hard for families with critically ill children. If you want to help these critically ill kids during the holiday season, you can donate to Make-A-Wish. This way, you can help grant them their greatest wish. Your donations can help change lives and give new hope and strength.

How can I make a difference in the lives of children living with life-threatening illnesses?

There are a lot of children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses. These illnesses can make their life a struggle. By donating to Make-A-Wish, you can help give back some hope and joy to these children. It helps them build resilience and brings joy back into their lives. Make-A-Wish always considers the needs of children living with life-threatening illnesses while granting their wishes.

What does Make-A-Wish do with my donation?

Make-A-Wish has helped thousands of children’s wishes come to life, and we aim to help as many eligible children as we can. Of course, this is all thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who selflessly help Make-A-Wish grant children their wishes. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has successfully helped 36,000+ children’s wishes come true. Granting these wishes has definitely made a huge difference in critically ill kids’ lives.

Whatever you choose to donate to Make-A-Wish, it goes towards helping critically ill children’s wishes come true. This brings those children hope and happiness that their illness has taken from them.

Are charitable tax deductions applicable at Make-A-Wish?

Charitable tax deductions are applicable at Make-A-Wish. However, this is subject to change according to where you live and the varying laws of various places. This is highly advantageous for donors because they can claim tax benefits and at the same time contribute to a good cause by helping Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of critically ill children.

If you want to learn more about tax deductions according to the country you live in, you can consult your financial advisor before making a donation. Every donation you make to Make-A-Wish is spent to grant wishes of critically ill children. This holiday season, donate to bring joy in the lives of children living with serious illnesses and enjoy tax benefits as a bonus!

Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle is Digital Fundraising Manager at Make-A-Wish International, having joined the organization in 2022 after a previous mission in humanitarian healthcare. Sarah oversees new donor acquisitions and conversions through our digital channels. Additionally, Sarah manages the e-commerce side of the website, email marketing and strives to deliver a smooth donation process for all Make-A-Wish supporters.