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Fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money and bring people together to support a magical cause. Whether you’re an individual, employee, organization or community, every bit of support goes a long way to grant wishes.

 

If you would like to plan an event, please contact bcchapter@makeawish.ca

Browse the many ways you can fundraise below.

 

Third Party Events

This is a unique and effective way to support Make-A-Wish. Fundraising events are planned from outside parties who then give the proceeds to Make-A-Wish that help support our mission. Here are just some of the great ideas that have been used by organizations and individuals to help fundraise on our behalf: 

  • Gala dinners
  • Walk-a-thons
  • Golf tournaments
  • Sports tournaments
  • Gift with donation
  • Silent auctions
  • BBQs
  • Bake sales
  • Pizza lunches
  • Dessert promotions
  • Customer appreciation days
  • Casual days
  • Garage sales
  • Car washes
 

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What It Is

Fundraising events that are planned from outside parties, who in turn, give the proceeds to help support Make-A-Wish.

 

How It Works

Before any event is promoted to the public, Make-A-Wish must approve your third party event. Once you get the green light, you’re good to start making those wishes come true!

 

How You Can Get Involved

This is your chance to be really creative in encouraging others to support our cause. You can have walk-a-thons, bowling parties, garage sales, fashion shows, car washes and much more. When you support wishes, the sky’s the limit!

If you would like to host a Third Party Event in your community, please contact  bcchapter@makeawish.ca.

 

 


 

Adopt-A-Wish®

Through the Adopt-A-Wish program, your generous support can be applied to a wish in the works. . This program provides a unique opportunity to make an immediate, direct and substantial impact on the life of a child. After making your gift, Make-A-Wish will dedicate a specific wish to you, your organization, group or company.

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What It Is

The Adopt-A-Wish program enables individuals, companies or groups to raise money through a variety of ways to support a wish. Each wish serves as a new beginning for the wish child and family, to reclaim and resume life on their own terms. Life gets better for everyone involved when a wish comes true.

 

How It Works

Sponsors receive personal information about one of our many special wish children, including their medical condition, hobbies and you will receive a child’s wish story and photo to demonstrate how your generosity helped make a wish come true will turn a special child’s wish into a reality.

 

How You Can Get Involved

The average cost of a wish is $7,000. Since this is a very flexible program, sponsors can be as creative as they want to raise funds. If you would like to Adopt-A-Wish in your community, please fill out this short form, and someone will contact you. You can also send an email to our main email inbox at bcchapter@makeawish.ca

 


 

Employee Giving

Since Make-A-Wish receives no government funding, we rely on generous and loyal individuals and corporations to help fulfill the wishes of our wish children. The money raised helps to grant wishes to children in our local communities across the country. 

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What It Is

As a Make-A-Wish supporter, corporate partnerships, whether individual or collective, help to raise funds that work towards granting wishes in our local communities.

 

How It Works

There are many ways Make-A-Wish receives support from employees. Opportunities include wish granting funds, in-kind resources, employee engagement/volunteerism, networking on behalf of Make-A-Wish and much more.

 

How You Can Get Involved

We are always excited to welcome new corporate partners to our Make-A-Wish team. If you are a part of a corporation looking to make a difference in the lives of children, then we’ve answered your wish too.

If you would like to coordinate an Employee Giving program in your community, please contact Ross Hetherington, CEO at ross.hetherington@makeawish.ca

 


Kids for Wish Kids®

At Make-A-Wish, children are everything. Kids for Wish Kids is a program that truly empowers them because kids manage it. Through responsibility and big hearts, they increase awareness for our mission and help many other children in turn.

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What It Is

Through fundraising managed by kids, Kids for Wish Kids helps to increase awareness of what Make-A-Wish does. But most of all, it gives kids hands-on experience in fundraising, volunteer work and empowers them to help other children in need. 

 

How It Works

Children form a committee, come up with fundraising ideas and ensure they are carried out. While teachers and parents sometimes serve as advisors, the kids are the ones who run the show! They can organize almost anything from a bake sale, to a dance marathon, a car wash and much more.

 

How You Can Get Involved

If you would like to increase our awareness and help grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, then contact any of our Chapters to see how you can get started.

If you would like to learn more about the Kids for Wish Kids program in your community, please send a message to our main email address at bcchapter@makeawish.ca

 


 

Students for Wishes

The Students For Wishes program raises awareness and funds through dedicated student volunteers within their post-secondary institute.  These funds then go directly towards granting wishes of children within that community.

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What It Is

Students For Wishes is a great way to get a post-secondary school involved in giving back to the community. Through student volunteers, funds raised with the efforts of the school go towards wish children in that community. 

 

How It Works

We work with a dedicated student volunteer executive that raises awareness and funds for our cause. Usually, they’re set up as an on-campus club and help to offer students an opportunity to give back to their community through various events and fundraising campaigns.

 

How You Can Get Involved

Contact us if you would like to be a student volunteer or want to set up an on-campus club at your school to help Make-A-Wish.

 


 

Celebration Program

When you give through our celebration program, you’re adding another meaningful element to your special day.

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What It Is

Whether celebrating a Wedding, Birthday, Baptism or Bar/Bat Mitzvah, your celebration is a special time for you and your family.  To help make your day a success, the Foundation is pleased to provide a variety of recognition items customized to fit your day perfectly.

 

How It Works

There are a variety of recognition materials that Make-A-Wish can create to enhance your special day such as donation cards, thank you cards, a certificate or a poster acknowledging your generous donation to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.   

 

How You Can Get Involved

If you would like more information about our celebration program, please send an email to our bcchapter@makeawish.ca address

 


 

Donate Your Vehicle

If you or someone you know has a car that is no longer safe to drive, or the vehicle repairs are too expensive, choose to donate that old car hassle free to Make-A-Wish through Donate A Car Canada.

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What It Is

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.

 

How It Works

Donate A Car Canada will look after everything to make your donation easy for you to support Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. 

 

How You Can Get Involved

Click here to visit Donate A Car Canada or call 1-877-250-4904 to donate your vehicle.

 


 

Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope

Raising funds for Make-A-Wish can be exhilarating and fun! Rope for Hope is a unique and challenging event that calls on participants to raise pledges to rappel down a high-profile building in their location. Monies raised support wish-granting efforts. The 2018 program has just launched! Click here for more details

Fundraising Forms

We ask that you complete a fundraising agreement form before embarking on any fundraising event using the Make-A-Wish® name.

 

This agreement will help us determine how we may be able to provide support to help you promote your fundraising effort.

 

To request a fundraising form, please contact bcchapter@makeawish.ca

 

Campaigns

Make-A-Wish® has ongoing efforts to ensure that we are always doing what we can to make wishes come true. You can support us through one of our seasonal campaigns or annual events. Discover the many ways you can help.

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Fundraise

Fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money and bring people together. Whether you’re an individual, employee, organization or community, every bit of support goes a long way to grant wishes to children from coast-to-coast.

 

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Ways to Give

By donating to Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon, you transform lives. You give children with critical illnesses a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

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Ways to Give

Volunteer

Volunteers give the most valuable gift of all – their time. Their hard work, passion and commitment to giving children a magical wish experience make them the heart and soul of our foundation. As a volunteer, you’ll change the lives of many children – and your own.

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