Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences for children and their families through our wish granting process. But we can’t do it alone. Every single donation helps to ensure that every child’s one true wish comes true.
By donating to Make-A-Wish® you help transform lives. You give children with critical illnesses a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their life-changing wishes come true.
There are many ways to donate and support Make-A-Wish. These gift giving options can suit every donor. See below for more information.
Choose from 20 symbolic gift items, with every gift representing the impact of a granted wish. From puppy wishes to once-in-a-lifetime adventures, your gift will help fund life-changing wishes that will create hope and spark joy in children with critical illnesses.
Send an e-card to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them. Primarily designed by talented wish kid artists, every e-card you purchase will count as a donation, and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the entire amount of your purchase.
When you make a gift of securities to Make-A-Wish Canada, you are helping to bring hope and joy to a child living with a critical illness. By donating publicly traded securities, you also receive double the benefits.
Donating appreciated stocks, mutual funds or stock options means you pay no tax on the capital gains and receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities based on the closing price on the day the securities have legally transferred to the Make-A-Wish Foundations’ investment account. It benefits you more than giving cash as it provides a substantial tax incentive.
By making a gift of securities, you become part of a dedicated community of individuals who support our mission to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Contact the Make-A-Wish office at [email protected] to learn more
*Make-A-Wish Canada strongly recommends you seek the advice of an accountant or financial advisor to decide which investments will make the most philanthropic and financial benefit to you.
By giving to Make-A-Wish as a monthly donor, you will help reduce administrative costs, and enable us to dedicate more of your monies directly to our wish granting mission. And, as a monthly donor, you’ll receive one tax receipt per year for your total, annual contribution.
There’s nothing more meaningful and heartfelt than making a tribute gift in honour or in memory of someone. A tribute gift allows you to show a loved one how much you care, while helping to grant life-changing wishes. A tribute gift can be made online or through our mail-in donation form.
To acknowledge your tribute gift, you can send a chosen recipient an e-card (online donation only) or a printed, mailed card, with your custom message enclosed.
Make-A-Wish offers various one-time gift options suited for every donor.
Ways to give a one-time gift are:
In addition to the ways to give directly to Make-A-Wish, there are various ways to support our mission and make a difference.
Here are some other ways to give: