For a child with a life-threatening medical condition, a wish experience can provide hope, strength and joy… helping to give back much of what their illness has taken away. A wish can help a child forget about being sick and inspire them to keep making plans for the future.
You have the power to help grant a wish to a local child. There are many ways to make a difference, including sponsoring an event, donating air miles, or volunteering your time. On average, a wish is granted every 3 days in Western New York and you can be a part of one of these incredible stories.
Volunteering is a great way to help. We invite you to share the power of a wish® whether you can give a few hours each month or a few days each year.
You can help make the wishes of special children come true in your local community when you become a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York and Western New York. Our mission is only possible thanks to the dedication of our volunteers.
A wish is granted every 40 minutes. Donate in honor of a loved one, become a monthly giver and more. Help grant wishes today! We welcome all levels of donation, whether it’s a one-time gift, a monthly donation or the establishment of a matching gifts program.
You can donate by mail, online, at work, as part of a matching-gifts program, and even by purchasing select Make-A-Wish Foundation® -branded products.
Every wish is a unique and memorable experience for the wish child, the wish family and all those who participate in the wish. And many donors say they began their support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® and its endearing mission after hearing a child’s memorable wish story.
Now you can help create more heartwarming stories for children with life-threatening medical conditions through the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York and Western New York Adopt-A-Wish program. This giving option allows donors to fund a single wish experience in its entirety.
Make-A-Wish launched a nationwide campaign on April 1st to raise air miles to enable travel, our most critical wish resource. The campaign culminates on April 29 when we grant wishes around the world to celebrate World Wish Day.