Press Releases

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.

FC Barcelona and REPLAY “Suit Up to Help Grant Wishes” with Global Auction to Support Make-A-Wish®

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

BARCELONA, 30 May 2016 – FC Barcelona and REPLAY announced they are teaming up to launch the “Suit Up to Help Grant Wishes” Auction to benefit global children’s charity, Make-A-Wish®. The auction comprises of one-of-a-kind clothing, gear and accessories worn by some of the world’s favorite athletes and FC Barcelona players, including Leo Messi, Neymar and many more.

Disneyland Resort and Make-A-Wish Celebrate the Success of Worldwide “Share Your Ears” Campaign

Disney Parks doubles its Make-A-Wish donation to $2 million in recognition of overwhelming response
Monday, March 14, 2016

In front of a crowd of wish granters, volunteers, and wish families, Disneyland® Resort and Make-A-Wish® celebrated the success of the global “Share Your Ears” campaign and announced that Disney Parks will double its original donation from $1 million to $2 million in recognition of the overwhelming support from fans around the globe.

Make-A-Wish International Achieves Eleven Consecutive 4-Star Ratings from Charity Navigator

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

For the eleventh 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.

Make-A-Wish Reflects on Nearly 35 years of Disney Wishes and Will Celebrate Disney’s 100,000th Global Wish in 2015

Disney helps Make-A-Wish grant thousands of life-changing wishes around the world each year
Monday, February 2, 2015

It all started with the first wish in 1981, a wish by an 8-year-old boy named Frank “Bopsy” Salazar, who wished to be transported into the magical world of inspiration and motivation at Disney®. Thirty-four years later, Make-A-Wish and Disney will grant their 100,000th global wish together.