Since 1980, we’ve granted more than 550,000 wishes all over the world.
97% of wish parents report an improvement of the wish child’s emotional health.
Our network of 40 Make-A-Wish Affiliates work to grant wishes in 50 countries on 6 continents
Donate now to help grant more wishes in 2023
Aim for the Stars in 2023
This new year, we encourage you to think BIG! Make-A-Wish exists because we have a promise to uphold: to grant the wish of every eligible child. This year, we want to grant more wishes than ever before! You can help wish children around the world by becoming a monthly donor and starting a fundraiser.
Use your network to collect donations for wish children
Increase your impact by creating your personal fundraiser on social media. It’s quick, easy and you can reach a larger audience to collect donations for wish children. Your impact is bigger than you think!
On Instagram, click ‘support’ then ‘create a fundraiser’
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Contact us to start fundraising on our platform. We will guide you along the way to help you personalize your page. Fast & efficient!
Laila is a 10-year-old little girl from Peru who was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure.
During her hospital stays, Laila could count on her family and 5 siblings to cheer her up. Inspired by the Peruvian soap opera “Ojitos Hechiceros”, Laila’s dearest wish is to become a singer.
After taking singing lessons, Laila was finally ready for her special day. On her wish day, a special stage was prepared, decorated with Laila’s favorite colors, her name in the background. Laila also had her hair, nails and makeup done. When she was ready, she had a limousine waiting for her outside to take her to her performance location.
When she arrived, Laila’s fan club was already there: all her family was waving signs, trying to get her attention and requesting selfies with the star! After signing off a few autographs, it was finally time for her performance. Just like in a real concert, Laila got on stage and sang her lungs away. Everyone was singing along to her songs too. Laila’s smile and enthusiasm convinced the crowd; a day to be remembered forever.
For children like Laila and many others, you can give the gift of joy and restore hope for tomorrow
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Tell us your story – we believe YOU matter! Supporters like you help bring joy and hope to thousands of wish children and their families! So what brought you to Make-A-Wish in the first place..? We’re all ears 🙂