It is that time of year again when children across our region begin to anticipate the holidays, anxiously awaiting holiday treats, gifts and traditions. However, there is a different type of anticipation for the local children that Make-A-Wish serves.
Kids in our community, facing overwhelming odds, will spend much of this holiday season anxiously awaiting medical test results. While other kids count down the days until it’s time to decorate the tree or light the menorah, our wish kids are counting the days until they can finally leave their hospital rooms and return home.
These children desperately need an edge in conquering their illnesses, children just like Anna. You can help provide just such an edge this holiday season by helping them achieve something beyond their wildest dreams – something seemingly out of reach – the life-transforming gift of their one true wish. Anna's wish provided her with a much needed break from the daily realities of her medical condition, while providing her with lasting memories she can look back on when she needs some extra joy.
Please consider brightening these local children’s spirits during this holiday season. Below are just a few examples of how you can give the gift of a wish today.
Make A Donation
Your gift is 100% tax-deductible, and any amount you send will make a lasting and immense impact in a local child’s life. Donate here.
For the Person Who Has Everything
Still looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? Make a donation to Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas and help grant a wish in their honor! A tribute card will be sent to them informing them a donation has been made in their honor. This heartfelt gift will surely brighten the life of a local child this holiday season. Donate here.
Write a Letter to Santa
From now – December 24, write a letter to Santa and drop it off at Macy’s or send online at macys.com/believe. Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter
collected, up to $1 million.
Party with a Purpose
Wishes restore smiles and hope to local children facing incredible challenges. Help us grant more wishes like Anna’s by hosting an in-home party. In-home parties are an easy, yet impactful, way to introduce your friends to our life-changing mission and engage their support. Contact Heidi Klein at (314) 384-5058 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Become a Volunteer
This holiday season, you can join a community who gives their time to help bring wishes to children with critical illnesses. Become a volunteer and help us make wishes possible. You can find more information on volunteer opportunities here.
Refer a Child
A wish experience begins with a referral. Refer a child with a critical illness here.
Donate Airline Miles
Do you have accumulated airline miles, or would you like to help send wish kids and their families to places across the country and across the world? Donating airline miles helps Make-A-Wish give wishes wings! For more information on how you can donate airline miles, click here.
Donate your Car
Perhaps this season, some of you will be lucky to receive a new vehicle, or maybe this season is the time to let go an older vehicle. Through Wheels for Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas, you can make a tax deductible donation by donating your vehicle. For more information click here.
Donate your Unused or Partially Used Gift Cards
Now it’s easy for you to donate the balance of your unused or partially used gift cards to grant life-changing wishes! It’s easy! Simply enter the card information for your gift card here, and it generates a donation to Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas to help grant local wishes to children with critical illnesses.