Ways To Give

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.

gift book

Gift Book

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.

Legacy Gift

When you leave a personal legacy to Make-A-Wish, you’re making a powerful statement, while ensuring that future generations of wish children and their families are able to have life-changing wish granting experiences. A will ensures that heirs, assets and causes that are important to you are honoured and protected. There are tax benefits with this type of giving. It is recommended that you discuss legacy gift intentions with your financial and legal advisors, as well as with your family. Learn more about the legacy gift options available:
monthly gift

Monthly Gift

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.

tribute gift

Tribute Gift

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.

one time gift

One-Time Gift

Make-A-Wish offers various one-time gift options suited for every donor.

Ways to give a one-time gift are:

  • Donate online or mail in your completed donation form
  • Donate and send a e-card
  • Make a tribute gift in honour or in memory of a loved one

other way to give

Other Ways To Give

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: 

  • Volunteer and get involved at a local event near you  
  • Shop for Wishes with our various retail partners and help raise funds to grant transformative wishes 
  • From car removal to car recycling, Donate A Car Canada makes the car donation process easy. Funds raised from your car donation go toward our mission and you will receive a tax receipt from CanadaHelps.