Ideas on how to raise money for Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish is dedicated to making the wishes of critically ill children come true. It was formed in 1980 when a young boy’s family and friends came together to make his wish come true. Since then, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 500 000 wishes worldwide with the help of over 43,000 volunteers globally.

Make-A-Wish has the goal to grant each critically ill child one life-long wish. Granting their wish gives these sick children joy and hope. About 97% of parents of wish kids report improvement in their children’s emotional well-being and health.

Make-A-Wish is an organization that can function thanks to generous donations from individual donors, corporations, and other organizations. Moreover, Make-A-Wish heavily relies on its volunteers who strive to make critically ill children’s wishes come true. Therefore, donations are imperative to this organization. Here are some ideas on how to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

Grant life-changing wishes

Walk for Wishes

Walk for Wishes is a nation-wide fundraiser to raise funds for Make-A-Wish. Thousands of people gather and walk together to raise funds for us. They celebrate the wishes already granted to critically ill children and work to raise money to grant more wishes.

You can participate in one of these walks, and help us grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses. Granting wishes cannot help curing the critically ill children or take away their pain. However, you can help give them hope, happiness and confidence by raising funds to grant their wishes.

Sponsored swimming


Sponsored swimming is an excellent way of raising funds for Make-A-Wish. It is held in various schools or college campuses, and swim teams participate. People and different organizations sponsor this activity. You can participate in sponsored swimming to help raise funds for Make-A-Wish, so critically ill children’s wishes can be granted.



You can volunteer with Make-A-Wish to directly assist in helping make children’s wishes come true. These children are living with critical illnesses and often experience discomfort and pain. To give them an experience they will never forget, you can volunteer in the wish journey.

There are a lot of ways you can volunteer in Make-A-Wish. Hence, whatever skill set you have, can be useful for the wish journey. Volunteers are the heart of granting wishes because they work very closely with the wish children and their families. As a volunteer, you can choose how and when you want to participate in transforming the lives of critically ill kids.


Donate and give hope

Make-A-Wish relies on the public’s donations. If you want to contribute towards changing the lives of children batting with critical illnesses, you can donate to Make-A-Wish. We give hope and confidence to children who are living with a life-threatening condition. You can do your part in giving them hope by donating to Make-A-Wish.


Grant life-changing wishes