Press Releases

Make-A-Wish Launches #Million4Wishes Campaign on #GivingTuesday

Help raise $1million for Make-A-Wish by donating on 2 December at just.ly/million4wishes
Monday, December 1, 2014
Join the global network of Make-A-Wish supporters by making a donation at http://just.ly/million4wishes and spreading the word on 2 December via #Million4Wishes on social media to raise awareness and vital funds to help bring more life-changing experiences to children and families worldwide. Help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal –to raise US$1,000,000 to help more wishes a reality for courageous children around the globe!

Leo Messi Brings Joy to 30 Courageous Children from Around the World

The Argentinian superstar spent some time with a group of seriously ill children that traveled to Barcelona especially to meet him
Messi Grants Wishes in Barcelona
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Barcelona, Spain / FCBarcelona.com

Their dream was to meet Leo Messi and their dream has come true. Thirteen children aged between 7 and 18 years from eleven different countries got the chance to spend some time with their hero this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva.

Goooooooaaaaal! More than 50 Make-A-Wish Kids from Around the World to Receive Their World Cup Wishes in Brazil

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Later this week, the World Cup will kick off in Brazil, bringing together a global community of football fans. Make-A-Wish® is sending more than 50 wish kids with a passion for football and hailing from all across the globe, to join in the cheers and chants of the enormous crowds.

Make-A-Wish International Celebrates World Wish Day

Make-A-Wish International will celebrate its annual World Wish Day on 29 April, with thousands of people across the globe.
World-Wish-Day-Logo
Friday, April 25, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

This year, Make-A-Wish is asking individuals across the globe to take part by visiting worldwish.org to make a donation in honor of the organization’s 34th anniversary and the 334,000+ wishes granted since its inception in 1980 – with the goal of raising US$100,000 this month to help make more wishes come true.

Make-A-Wish International Represented at American Express and Thunderbird School of Global Management’s 6th Annual American Express Leadership Academy

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Make-A-Wish International Staff Members Join Emerging leaders from 10 Social Sector Organizations to Build Personal, Business and Leadership Skills at 2014 Leadership Academy. 

Charity Navigator Awards Make-A-Wish International Highest Rating for Tenth Consecutive Year

Charity-Navigator
Monday, March 3, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

For the tenth consecutive year, Make-A-Wish International has received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, for its ability to adhere to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.