Become a WishMaker

Become a WishMaker

Our WishMaker community needs you! Become a WishMaker by donating, fundraising, or signing up to support our mission. Choose the WishMaker journey that is right for you and help us bring childhood back to children living with critical illness.


Enchang's Wish

Make a Donation

Making a donation is the simplest way of supporting our mission. Your regular donation can secure the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses and help us plan for the future. Join our WishMakers community by making a donation today.  

Andrea's Wish

Fundraise In Your Community

Increase your impact by turning to your passion, hobby or network to raise funds for Make-A-Wish International. Join our WishMakers community by mobilising your network and organising an online or in-person fundraiser in support of wish children.

XuanXuan's wish

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Unsure of the best way you can support wish children? Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about what we do, why we do it and the impact to wish children and their families. Through discovering more about us, we hope you can find the right way for you to become a WishMaker.

World Wish Month

World Wish Month Seal

Each April, in honor of the founding wish, Make-A-Wish is recruiting the next generation of WishMakers. Because wishes don’t come true by luck or chance. They come true because of WishMakers who donate, fundraise or lend their voice to our cause. We are powered by their passion. We depend on their talents. We grant more wishes because of their continuous commitment and support to a cause bigger and more important than themselves. We are nothing without our WishMakers. But we need more. We need you. Because all it takes to make wishes come true, is you. 

Read more about Chris’s wish below.

Our Wish Children

I Wish To Travel In A Campervan

I Wish To Travel In A Campervan

Carola had always been a cheerful girl who excelled at school and also in sports. But everything changed when she was 14 years old and she was diagnosed with a terrible genetic disease…

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I Wish To Meet My Favorite Football Player

I Wish To Meet My Favorite Football Player

When Adonis stated his wish, the wish granters asked him why he had asked to meet a famous player from his favorite team. He replied that he had chosen him because not only was he a good football player…

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I Wish To Have Fairy Wings And Fly

I Wish To Have Fairy Wings And Fly

Lilah became sick at just 2 years old and as she got progressively weaker, her mum just knew something was wrong. After extensive doctor’s visits and tests, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia…

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I Wish To Travel In A Campervan

I Wish To Travel In A Campervan

Carola had always been a cheerful girl who excelled at school and also in sports. But everything changed when she was 14 years old and she was diagnosed with a terrible genetic disease…

read more
I Wish To Meet My Favorite Football Player

I Wish To Meet My Favorite Football Player

When Adonis stated his wish, the wish granters asked him why he had asked to meet a famous player from his favorite team. He replied that he had chosen him because not only was he a good football player…

read more
I Wish To Have Fairy Wings And Fly

I Wish To Have Fairy Wings And Fly

Lilah became sick at just 2 years old and as she got progressively weaker, her mum just knew something was wrong. After extensive doctor’s visits and tests, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia…

read more

The wish that inspired a movement

It started with a single wish on April 29, 1980: 7-year-old Chris, struggling with leukemia, wanted to be a police officer for a day. Six people answered the call, rallied the entire community, and granted a wish that lifted Chris up during his darkest days. These original WishMakers were inspired by the impact the wish had on Chris and vowed to do more. A global movement was born.

Today, Make-A-Wish has been granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses for 44 years, in 50 countries across 6 continents all over the world. More than 585,000 wishes have been granted since then.

But the work is far from done. Thousands of eligible children are waiting for their wishes to be granted. And there are many more we aren’t reaching. As long as children face the devastating reality of a critical illness diagnosis, they’ll need WishMakers to help restore their childhood.

Critical illness steals childhood from a child, but a wish-come-true has the power to restore that feeling of childhood. Thanks to the positive emotions, strength and long-lasting impact a wish brings, a child and their family have the chance to experience life beyond illness once again.

Become a WishMaker today to help grant a wish and return a stolen childhood.