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Make-A-Wish® (MAW) is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving communities across Canada by creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our mandate is to bring every eligible child's wish to life.
The holidays are a time like no other, when we watch, and we remember the magic of what it is to be a child. This year especially, many of us will feel a sense of hope and joy we haven’t known for a very long time as we reconnect with family and friends to celebrate traditions together. But for children with critical illnesses, a life of uncertainty remains. Robbed of the simple joys of childhood, sadly hospital stays, doctor’s visits and painful treatments are their “normal”, even during the holiday season.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is the greatest financial challenge Make-A-Wish Canada has ever faced. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, Make-A-Wish has experienced a 30% decline in donations, a result of the cancellation of many public-facing fundraising activities. Our team continues to work tirelessly to deliver wishes for children within the limits of COVID-19 and address the significant backlog of wishes resulting from the pandemic. We need you to bring our donation levels back to what they were before COVID-19, and help to grant even more wishes for children facing critical illness.
Today, thousands of wishes are waiting to be granted. This holiday season we invite you to Spark Joy and Create Hope. Donate today and help make a child’s wish come true.