Press Releases

Make-A-Wish® International Announces Partnership with Utomik

Gaming platform Utomik supports wishes granted to children with critical illnesses in 50+ countries
Make-A-Wish and Utomik
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Make-A-Wish® International is proud to announce it has partnered with Utomik, a Netherlands-based online PC gaming subscription service, to provide support for its mission to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses around the world. Through its partnership with Make-A-Wish International, Utomik will assist in bringing life-changing experiences to children, families, and communities in more than 50 countries.

Marvel Studios: Hero Acts Commits More Than $1m to Help Children Impacted by Serious Illness

Funding to support Make-A-Wish® and Starlight Children’s Foundation
Marvel Studios Hero Acts Logo
Friday, May 11, 2018




Stars of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War visit children’s hospitals in New York and Los Angeles

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios, Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is donating $1.25 million to provide transformative experiences to strengthen the lives of children impacted by serious illness.


Make-A-Wish now officially the Largest wish-granting organization
Monday, April 30, 2018
Phoenix, AZ
Make-A-Wish® – the global organization that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses – is thrilled to announce a Guinness World Record title achievement of being named the Largest wish-granting non-profit organization. Since the creation of the organization in 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted nearly 450,000 wishes to children with critical illnesses around the world.

Disney Parks and Make-A-Wish Invite Fans to “Share Your Ears” and Help Share the Joy This Holiday Season

Disney Parks to donate up to $1 million US to Make-A-Wish to help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses. 
Share Your Ears
Friday, December 1, 2017
Burbank, CA

Building on the success of 2016’s global campaign, Disney fans and Make-A-Wish® supporters looking to share the joy this holiday season can once again join Disney Parks and Make-A-Wish and Share Your Ears to help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses.

NH Hotel Group and Make-A-Wish International Enter into a Strategic Agreement in Europe

Thanks to this agreement, the Company will help Make-A-Wish to fulfil the wishes of seriously ill children by providing hotel rooms to children who are traveling for their most heartfelt wishes. The nearly 600 rooms donated by NH Hotel Group will be made available in over 15 European cities across Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Portugal. The arrangement falls under the scope of the Company's Hotels with a Heart programme which has been donating rooms to families in need since 2003.
NH Hotel Group
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Madrid, Spain

NH Hotel Group will donate nearly 600 rooms to seriously ill children and their families who are traveling for their most heartfelt wishes, as part of a strategic agreement with Make-A-Wish International.

The Company will help bring joy to the lives of these children by enhancing the wish experiences, giving them the strength to battle their illnesses and overcome adversity.

Make-A-Wish Shanghai Grants Its Very First Wish at Shanghai Disney Resort

Elsa and her friend Olaf make a seven-year-old boy’s wish come true
Shanghai Disney Logo
Friday, September 15, 2017

Following the successful launch of Disney Wish Program on Children’s Day this year, Shanghai Disney Resort recently supported the very first wish granting from Make-A-Wish Shanghai, hosting a seven-year-old boy and his family from China’s Anhui Province at Shanghai Disneyland and making his wish to meet Olaf from the hit Disney animated film Frozen come true.

Charles Stanley and Yancy Weinrich Honored at Jewelers for Children Facets of Hope

Friday, June 16, 2017
New York, NY

Jewelers for Children held the 19th edition of the Facets of Hope event on June 7, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The charity announced that $2.2 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead bringing the cumulative total since 1999 to $53.5 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need.