Fundraise

Fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money and bring people together to support a magical cause. Whether you’re an individual, employee, organization or community, every bit of support goes a long way to grant wishes. If you would like to plan an event, please contact the national office at nationaloffice@makeawish.ca or your local chapter.

Browse the many ways you can fundraise below.

 

Adopt-A-Wish®

When you give through the Adopt-A-Wish program, you’re able to follow the journey of one special child as they receive your support in making their magical wish come true.

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What It Is

The Adopt-A-Wish program enables individuals, companies or groups of individuals to raise money through a variety of ways to support a wish. You’ll follow the personal journey of a wish child as their wish is fulfilled.

How It Works

Sponsors receive personal information about one of our many special wish children, including their medical condition, hobbies and their wish story. Funds raised will turn that child’s wish into a reality.

How You Can Get Involved

Since this is a very flexible program, sponsors can be as creative as they want to raise funds. Whether you’re an individual or a group, you can plan an event, collect donations on behalf of members, honour clients by making a donation and much more. If you would like to Adopt-A-Wish in your community, please email nationaloffice@makeawish.ca or contact your local Chapter.

 


 

Third Party Events

This is a unique and effective way to support Make-A-Wish. Fundraising events are planned from outside parties who then give the proceeds to Make-A-Wish that help support our mission. Here are just some of the great ideas that have been used by organizations and individuals to help fundraise on our behalf: 

  • Gala dinners
  • Walk-a-thons
  • Golf tournaments
  • Sports tournaments
  • Gift with donation
  • Silent auctions
  • BBQs
  • Bake sales
  • Pizza lunches
  • Dessert promotions
  • Customer appreciation days
  • Casual days
  • Garage sales
  • Car washes
 

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What It Is

Fundraising events that are planned from outside parties, who in turn, give the proceeds to help support Make-A-Wish.

How It Works

Before any event is promoted to the public, Make-A-Wish must approve your third party event. Once you get the green light, you’re good to start making those wishes come true!

How You Can Get Involved

This is your chance to be really creative in encouraging others to support our cause. You can have walk-a-thons, bowling parties, garage sales, fashion shows, car washes and much more. When you support wishes, the sky’s the limit!

If you would like to host a Third Party Event in your community, please email nationaloffice@makeawish.ca or contact your local Chapter.

 


 

Employee Giving

 

Since Make-A-Wish receives no government funding, we rely on generous and loyal individuals and corporations to help fulfill the wishes of our wish children. The money raised helps to grant wishes to children in our local communities across the country.

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What It Is

As a Make-A-Wish supporter, corporate partnerships, whether individual or collective, help to raise funds that work towards granting wishes in our local communities.

How It Works

There are many ways Make-A-Wish receives support from employees. Opportunities include wish granting funds, in-kind resources, employee engagement/volunteerism, networking on behalf of Make-A-Wish and much more.

How You Can Get Involved

We are always excited to welcome new corporate partners to our Make-A-Wish team. If you are a part of a corporation looking to make a difference in the lives of children, then we’ve answered your wish too.

If you would like to coordinate an Employee Giving program in your community, please email nationaloffice@makeawish.ca or contact your local Chapter.

 


 

Students for Wishes

The Students For Wishes program raises awareness and funds through dedicated student volunteers within their post-secondary institute.  These funds then go directly towards granting wishes of children within that community.

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What It Is

Students For Wishes is a great way to get a post-secondary school involved in giving back to the community. Through student volunteers, funds raised with the efforts of the school go towards wish children in that community. 

How It Works

We work with a dedicated student volunteer executive that raises awareness and funds for our cause. Usually, they’re set up as an on-campus club and help to offer students an opportunity to give back to their community through various events and fundraising campaigns.

How You Can Get Involved

Contact us if you would like to be a student volunteer or want to set up an on-campus club at your school to help Make-A-Wish.

 

If you would like to learn more about Students for Wishes in your community, please email nationaloffice@makeawish.ca or contact your local chapter.

 


 

 
Kids for Wish Kids®

At Make-A-Wish, children are everything. And Kids For Wish Kids is a program that truly empowers them because kids manage it. Through responsibility and big hearts, they increase awareness for our mission and help many other children in turn.

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What It Is

Through fundraising managed by kids, Kids For Wish Kids helps to increase awareness of what Make-A-Wish does. But most of all, it gives kids hands-on experience in volunteer work and empowers them to help other children in need. 

How It Works

Children form a committee, come up with fundraising ideas and ensure they are carried out. While teachers and parents sometimes serve as advisors, the kids are the ones who run the show! They can organize almost anything from a bake sale, to a dance marathon, a car wash and much more.

How You Can Get Involved

If you would like to increase our awareness and help grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, then contact any of our Chapters to see how you can get started.

If you would like to learn more about the Kids for Wish Kids program in your community, please email nationaloffice@makeawish.ca or contact your local Chapter.

 


 

Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope

Raising funds for Make-A-Wish can be exhilarating and fun! Rope for Hope is a unique and challenging event that calls on participants to raise pledges to rappel down a high-profile building in their location. Monies raised support wish granting efforts.

Fundraising Forms

We ask that you complete a fundraising agreement form before embarking on any fundraising event using the Make-A-Wish® name.

 

This agreement will help us determine how we may be able to provide support to help you promote your fundraising effort.

 

To request a fundraising form, please contact nationaloffice@makeawish.ca or your local Chapter.

 

 

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Ways to Give

By donating to Make-A-Wish® Canada, you transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

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Fundraise

Fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money and bring people together. Whether you’re an individual, employee, organization or community, every bit of support goes a long way to grant wishes to children from coast-to-coast.

 

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Campaigns

Make-A-Wish® has ongoing efforts to ensure that we are always doing what we can to make wishes come true. You can support us through one of our seasonal campaigns or annual events. Discover the many ways you can help.

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Volunteer

Volunteers give the most valuable gift of all – their time. Their hard work, passion and commitment to giving children a magical wish experience make them the heart and soul of our foundation. As a volunteer, you’ll change the lives of many children – and your own.

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