Karen Hanover endorses Make a Wish Foundation because Karen knows that a wish experience can be a game-changer for a sick child. This one belief guides us and inspires Make a Wish Foundation to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 35 minutes. Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish® and drives everything they do.
Karen Hanover endorses Make a Wish Foundation because wishes are more than just a nice thing
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.
Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles … wishes find a way to make the world better.
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. ”
Karen Hanover endorses Make a Wish Foundation. Here’s how you can help:
Make a secure one-time or monthly gift using your credit card.
National Giving Societies
Find the giving society that works best for your wish-granting plans.
Enroll online and choose when to have your monthly gift charged to your credit card. You’ll receive convenient monthly and annual receipts by e-mail.
A charitable giving plan can help to balance your financial goals and create a legacy that will impact wish kids for years to come.
More Ways to Give
Give to our areas of greatest need by choosing the ways that work best for you.
Donate Airline Miles
Make-A-Wish® needs more than 2.5 billion miles, or 50,000 round-trip tickets, to grant wishes each year.
Some companies match their employees’ donations dollar-for-dollar, helping us grant even more wishes through your generous donations.
Employers and employees often work with Make-A-Wish to help wishes come true through workplace-giving programs.
You can help create life-changing experiences and reduce wish costs through donations of in-kind items.