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How DIY Works

How DIY Works

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. 

DIY for Wishes allows for easy fundraising. Whether you’re an individual, organization or community group, every bit of support goes a long way to granting wishes for kids with critical illnesses from coast-to-coast. Join us today and create your DIY fundraiser. Whether you’re hosting a bake sale, birthday party fundraiser or running a 5K, every dollar counts in making wishes come true.

Create your own fundraiser and make an impact today!



Create your own fundraiser by selecting your DIY journey from the list and personalize your fundraising page.

 Get Inspired

Check out the handy toolkits and materials to help you plan and manage your fundraising activity.


Set your goal, decide your activity and raise funds to help grant the wish of every child across Canada.


Celebrating a birthday, a milestone or wedding? In lieu of gifts, make these events a fundraiser and ask for a donation in your honor.


Wanting to set a personal challenge by completing 5K a day for a month, or running a marathon? Perhaps you want to bring your neighbourhood together for a community sports activity. We have you covered with tips, advice, and helpful downloadable tools.

 Host A Sale

From crafts to baked goods to old collectibles, you can find something to sell and make an impact by giving back.


Love the holidays? Choose a DIY and add some holiday flare to it.


The choice is yours.


Pick a topic your passionate about and stream it online with a community with the same passion.


Our staff is here to assist you and answer questions that may arise while planning your event. As a fundraiser we are here to support you with:

  • Online platform with customizable fundraising page and link;
  • Management of your offline donations and support with online donations;
  • Letter for your potential sponsors identifying you as a Make-A-Wish donor event organizer upon receiving a list of companies you plan to approach;
  • Our logo to promote your event;
  • Make-A-Wish promotional material (upon request).

The fine print:
All events benefiting Make-A-Wish Canada must meet certain standards and criteria,  in-line with the mission and values of the organization. Transparency for all event participants is important to help participants and donors to your event understand that the event is not produced by the organization nor the responsibility of the organization.

Please refer to our Legal Policies & Guidelines for a detailed explanation on policies regarding DIY Fundraisers.  

Ready to make wishes come true?

Choose your fundraiser