April 1, 2014, TORONTO – In 2014, we have expanded from two to eight sites! From May through July 2014, individuals in six additional Canadian cities will now have the opportunity to rappel down a large city skyscraper in their area as part of Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, Make-A-Wish® Canada’s national signature fundraising event.
Why Give to Make-A-Wish® Canada?
There are several wish-granting organizations in Canada, and we are often asked about what makes us different. People say, "Why should I give to Make-A-Wish Canada instead of a similar organization?"
There are other wish-granting organizations doing great work in Canada, but we feel there are several reasons why Make-A-Wish stands out from the rest.
We'd like to thank our supporters for helping make 2013 a year of magical wishes.
With the help of our generous donors, volunteers, corporate partners and supporters, Make-A-Wish® Canada raised granted close to 500 wishes last year to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Batkid's superhero wish touched and inspired people around the world as he confronted evildoers in San Francisco. The outpouring of support for 5-year-old Miles has been incredible. Learn how you can help make wishes like Miles' come true in Canada.
November 2013 to December 2013
TORONTO, ON (November 25, 2013) – The holiday season is upon us and many shoppers are gearing up to buy gifts and presents for friends and loved ones alike. With special days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday marked on our calendars, we can sometimes forget that there are others who are not as fortunate. This is where GivingTuesday comes in, and Make-A-Wish is proud to be a partner of such an exciting movement.
This fall, John Fluevog and Make-A-Wish Canada have teamed up to create a shoe that will help make a child’s wish come true with 50% of the retail sales of this collaboration being donated to Make-A-Wish Canada!
In celebration of TU Group’s upcoming 50th anniversary, the travel insurance company has launched the Wish for a Wish Campaign. Partnering with Make-A-Wish® Canada and our partner brokers, TU Group will grant a travel wish to a courageous child with a life-threatening medical condition, in every province. A wish is a magical thing and each one is as personal and unique as the child who wishes it.
Make-A-Wish Canada is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Zahra Al-Harazi, Dr. Eric Bouffet and Barb Hambly to our national board of directors. These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise, across various industries that will help us advance our vital mission to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions, through the granting of magical wishes.
Thanks to the generosity of Toronto race fans, support from Honda Canada Inc. and the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA), more than $57,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish® Canada during a race weekend filled with fun both on and off the track. This marks the fourth straight year of Make-A-Wish® fundraising efforts at the Honda Indy Toronto, which has generated a total of $308,000.