Wishes for Good


If you could wish for anything, what would it be?
That one question is an invitation to unleash limitless imagination. To envision the impossible as possible. To dream. 
We believe wishes improve the odds for wish children fighting critical illnesses. They can improve a child’s quality of life, giving them a better chance of recovering. It’s why we do what we do. Sure, wishes are amazing and fun -but more than that, they inspire and have the power to change lives.  
Wishes are the driving force behind all we do because, put simply, wish experiences transform lives.

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

40,000 supporters

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!