Make a wish foundation

By: Surina and Jalynda

What is make a wish foundation?

Make a wish gives children with life threatening diseases, an opportunity to make one wish.

Mission statement

Make-A-Wish America helps to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, the organization is one of the nation's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. It has granted more than 225,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Ways you can help

  • Donate money
  • Donate airline miles
  • monthly giving
  • work place giving
  • national giving societies
  • adopt a wish

Make a wish ball

Friday, May 8th, 9pm

445 S Broadway

Tarrytown, NY

Please come to the grand ball at the double tree hotel on Friday

More about Make a wish foundation

Make-A-Wish America helps to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, the organization is one of the nation's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes, on average. It has granted more than 225,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.


Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charity that supports children and teenagers with life threatening diseases to fulfill their wishes and dreams. This charity all started out with this one wish where this guy had a dream to be a police officer. Gradually this organization became more popular. Make-A-Wish grants the children wishes no matter what.

Make-A-Wish Foundation is very effective in accomplishing its goals. Almost every single wish that got refered were granted. Over 100,000 wishes since 1983 have been granted(CharityNavigator.org). The charity's reputation in the community is very outstanding. Make-A-Wish has such a positive impacts on families(Make-A-Wish America). Also their reputation speaks for itself with the amount of wishes they grant. The charity is funded by donations. People can donate money, flight tickets, and gifts(CharityNavigator.org). This is a huge help to donate flight tickets because they cost a lot of money and sometimes they are hard to find. Also the charity spends most of its money on flight tickets,


Make a wish foundation gives ill children an opportunity to make one wish. Names of the disease the child might have is sickle cell disease, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. “Make a wish foundation helps children who are very ill or have life threatening diseases, with one wish granted.”(Mattern, 12). This shows that make a wish foundation is dedicated to kids and their wishes they have before leave this earth. There are many diseases that might cause these kids ill. One of the most common diseases is cancer.


Anyone can get cancer, including children. People can actually die from cancer, but others are survivors. Make a wish foundation is trying there best to make the children happy while they are going thru a rough time. “Cancer is disease that can harm children and adults. Cancer means that the cells in the body is dividing more than usual. There are 100+ types of cancer.”(Gold, 11). This shows that cancer has an impact on many people including children. There so many amazing stories that Make- a - wish foundation helped kids.


Make-a-wish foundation helps makes wishes come true every day.” A five year old boy wanted one wish to be batman, the little boy got his wish and was able to drive the batmobile with batman.” (mattern,7). This shows that make a wish would do whatever it takes to make a child smile again. The wish does not also make the child happy but the people around them.


After the child who was granted one wish. The family became more happier including the patient. “After make a wish parents and kids are less fearful, 99% siad gave child to feel happy again, 96% strengthened their own family.” (wish impact facts). This shows that not only the child is happy it is also the people who love him become more happy in this sad situation. This charity is very effective of accomplishing their goals.