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.
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 to a specific campaign
- Make a tribute gift in honour or in memory of a loved one
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.
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:
A Bequest in Your Will
The most common planned gift, a bequest, is stated in your will and allows you to designate a specific amount or portion of your estate to Make-A-Wish. For this type of legacy gift, there are tax advantages to heirs.
Typical bequest language may be:
- “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada the sum of $__________to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.”
- “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada ___% of the residue of my estate to be used for_____.”
Life Insurance Policy or RRSP
As a legacy gift option you can also designate Make-A-Wish as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy and/or RRSP.
Make-A-Wish flourishes because of a deep culture of philanthropy and strong community support. It has helped us reach more than 35 years of granting transformational wishes from coast-to-coast.
Join a group of dedicated leadership donors who demonstrate their commitment to granting wishes of courageous children with critical illnesses by making a significant contribution of $1,000 or more.
Contact the Make-A-Wish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.888.822.9474 to learn more.
Stocks & Securities
When you donate publicly traded stocks to Make-A-Wish, you will gain significant tax benefits and avoid paying capital gains tax. You’ll receive a donation receipt in the amount of market value of the securities at the close of trading, end of day, at the time of donation.
To donate publicly traded securities, please fill out this form and follow the submission instructions. If you have any questions about donating securities, please contact the national office at email@example.com or call 1.888.822.9474 to learn more.
Donate by Mail
To send your donation by mail, please fill out this form and mail it with your donation. You can find the mailing addresses for our national and chapter offices on page 2 of the form.