Wishes for Good
A Global Force for Happiness and Hope
We are thousand-strong, and only missing you
Where it all started
The creation of Make-A-Wish was inspired in the U.S. in 1980 by the fulfillment of a wish of a 7-year-old boy with leukemia named Chris Greicius, who wished to be a policeman. His mother, several friends and a group of police officers, with the cooperation of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, granted his wish with a custom-made uniform, helmet, badge, and helicopter ride!
Global Power, Local Impact
Over 50 countries, 5 continents
We are a global force, with local impact. Our focus are children in need, wherever they are. Every child deserves their wish
We depend on the support of people like you. This is why we are asking you to pledge your support and believe in the power of wishes! l
30,000 wishes a year
Thanks to your support we are able to grant 30,000 wishes every year. That is a LOT of happiness and hope spread across the world!