How to make a donation on World Wish Day

On this special day, thousands of children worldwide are looking forward to getting their wishes granted. These children live with life-threatening illnesses that pose many challenges for them. Hence, with the team effort of our volunteers and donors, we aim to fulfill the wish of all such children living with critical illnesses. This helps us give hope and confidence to these children.

Why World Wish Day is the perfect opportunity to donate


World Wish Day is the perfect opportunity to make a positive contribution in your life. Make-A-Wish enables critically ill children to explore their imagination by encouraging them to design their wishes according to their aspirations and dreams for their future. Once a child draws up a plan for their wish, it is through the help of our volunteers, donors, and supporters that help fulfill these children’s wishes. Thus, you can help with the execution of these wishes by taking advantage of this momentous opportunity provided by World Wish Day and donate!


The impact of donating to Make-A-Wish

Granting a wish has an incredibly positive impact on the lives of critically ill children. With the help and support from our committed donors and volunteers, we fulfill the wish of these children who are fighting life-threatening diseases. This helps the children to regain their confidence and their emotional stability. 

Once the wish of an eligible child is granted, it creates a huge impact in their lives and their families. This gives them hope and confidence that their child will be able to do anything they want in their future.


This is how you make a donation on World Wish Day

If you want to become a donor for Make-A-Wish, you need to follow a few steps. Simply click the donation button on this page to make a donation. From there, you can move on to choosing your preferences regarding the type of donation. Through this online form, you can make your contributions to Make-A-Wish International and bring a positive change to this world.


Help grant life-altering wishes to eligible children

Make-A-Wish is able to provide strength and hope to critically ill children because of the help of our valuable donors and supporters. The generosity of our donors has helped fulfill the wishes of these children. Donate today and help grant life-changing wishes to children who are living with critical medical conditions.


Grant life-changing wishes

Why should you celebrate World Wish Day?

Make-A-Wish has upheld its more than 40-year legacy of wishgranting to children living with critical illnesses. On World Wish Day, people from all across the globe get an excellent opportunity to become part of the legacy of Make-A-Wish. The reason you should celebrate World Wish Day is to seize this chance of making a difference in the world, granting wishes, and putting a smile on a critically ill child’s face!

What is the purpose of World Wish Day?

World Wish Day is a day made to honor the wishes granted over the previous year and recognize how the Make-A-Wish family has expanded over the years. Make-A-Wish believes every eligible child deserves to have their wish granted. Illnesses in a child’s early life can prevent them from living like a normal child so Make-A-Wish helps them live their wish to the fullest.

This cause has brought joy to countless wish kids and their families and momentarily helped them forget their routine life and enjoy seeing their child living their happiest moments.

When is World Wish day?

World Wish Day is celebrated every year on the 29th of April. It was first celebrated in 2010, which marked the 30th anniversary of Chris Greicius’s wish being granted. Chris’ wish set the footstone for Make-A-Wish. He was living with leukemia but lived every day of his life to the fullest. His approach to life inspired this movement that changed hundreds of other lives for the better. Today, over 550,000 kids have had their wishes granted.

Every granted wish has created new hope for the families and aided in the healing process of these wish kids.

The day serves as a milestone for Make-A-Wish to keep track of its achievements every year. Every year, the more our program expands, the more joy we bring to families.

How can I donate on World Wish Day?

World Wish Day is not only observed by wish kids and their families, but also by volunteers and other supporters of the cause around the world. There are hundreds of ways to make a difference.

You can create a difference by raising funds through various activities on World Wish Day. Bake sales and concerts are examples of two such events. There are countless other creative ways to get members of your community involved and raise awareness for the cause. You can reflect on the stories of these wish kids who have had their wishes granted. This awakens a sense of motivation and devotion to the cause.

These funds can be donated through the donate button on this page. Together we can make an impact and bring joy to families!

What is the impact of my donation to Make-A-Wish?

Make-A-Wish is a non-profit organization that relies on your donations to bring the wishes to reality. We are where we are today because of your generous donations and devotion to our wish children. Your donation, no matter how small, is put into creating a life-changing experience for a child living with a critical illness who has otherwise been deprived of the normal life of a child. Every donation counts. Help us create a memorable event for critically ill kids and their families by donating and supporting our cause.

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.