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The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family, friends and loved ones, but it’s also a time for giving with a generous heart. For Make-A-Wish®, the holidays represent a crucial period, where individuals, corporations and foundations get into the spirit of giving and support our magical wish-granting mission. 


There are many different ways you can support our wish-granting efforts at this time of year. In 2017, we have many returning initiatives as well as some new and exciting ways to get involved!


*NEW* Ugly Sweater Dash Join us in Porty Moody on December 2nd for an untimed 5km fun run! Wear your best ugliest sweater or festive outfit, and come dash along for a good cause! Suitable for the whole family, with lots of goodies in store for participants. Registration is now open! 





*NEW* Ugly Sweater Party The Original Ugly Sweater Party, brought to you by the Now That's Ugly Society, takes place on December 23rd at the fabulous Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver! This party is in it's 16th year, but for the first time ever, this sweatery bash is being thrown in support of Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon! This event sells out every year, so get your tickets here, fast! Early Bird pricing in effect until December 6th. 



Fill the Cupboard Campaign: Will you be an unsung hero to children waiting for wishes? Organize a toy drive in your office to help fill our cupboards with new toys that we give to kids waiting for their wish to come true to keep the anticipation of their wish going. We are especially in need of gifts for teenagers. Ideas: gift cards for iTunes, restaurants, small games, puzzles, etc. NEW for 2017, we've built several specific lists on Amazon.ca to help you with specific ideas! Click here to see the lists (all lists are viewable down the left hand side of the screen) Call our office 8am-4pm for details: 604.688.7944


Pick a day, pick a week anytime from now thru Dec 31st & be A Star!

During Glowvember, get your workplace glowing and help Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon grant wishes all year long. Sell glow star necklaces to your co-workers for a suggested donation of $5 each.  Make-A-Wish will provide you with star necklaces that glow blue when activated, posters, a social media advertisement piece and an e-blast to help promote the event within your workplace. Contact bcchapter@makeawish.ca to order stars. Great for workplaces, schools and community groups.


Holiday Cards

We have Hallmark Holiday cards available for custom card orders. Orders that include corporate logos and customized messaging are due by December 3rd and take 2-3 weeks to process (minimum order required). For more information, visit makeawish.ca/cards




Make-A-Wish with Fairmont Vancouver Airport. This December, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport is bringing back the Make-A-Wish tree of Hope in the hotel's lobby. Anyone is invited to buy a ribbon to be hung on the tree, by donation. All proceeds raised go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon. The goal of the program is to make a child's wish come true. As well, Globe @ YVR, the hotel's signature, award-winning restaurant, will be doing their part to help raise funds for the cause by serving a "Make-A-Wish dish" in December, from which $3.00 will be donated to Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon! And, new in 2017: Tea with Santa, with proceeds from your ticket going to benefit Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon. Find all the details, here. 



Van Dusen Festival of Lights Join us at our Candle Grotto during the Annual holiday tradition, theFestival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, from December 1st to January 7th. Stop by the Make-A-Wish Candle grotto to light a candle, or visit our volunteers at our Glowstar table and purchase a Glowstar by $5 donation.  Be sure to check out the Make-A-Wish LEGO Room in the Visitor Centre to see the amazing display put on by the Vancouver LEGO Club.  Nightly from 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. Celebrate the best of the season during the Festival of Lights. 





Gingerbread Lane: Hyatt Regency Vancouver

It’s the sweet smell of the holidays in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver (655 Burrard Street)! Stop by, check out the incredible gingerbread creations, be inspired by Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon wish stories, and make a donation. Runs from Dec 1-29.




Make-A-Wish® Canada is supported by the generosity of businesses that offer opportunities for their customers to make a contribution to our wish-granting efforts through their purchases.

By shopping with the retailers listed below, you will help raise funds to grant wishes that impact children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Alex and Ani

Alex and Ani is proud to support Make-A-Wish®! Alex and Ani will donate 20 percent of the purchase prices to Make-A-Wish from each True Wish charm bangle sold between August 17, 2017 and December 31, 2018. The bangle, which is part of Alex and Ani’s CHARITY BY DESIGN, will be sold in Alex and Ani stores, online, through distributors and partner retailers and at special events.

To purchase a True Wish bangle online, click here


Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. sells home products, ranging from bed linens to health and beauty care items. Starting in November to the end of December 2015, for every hat and mitts set sold at the register, a portion of the sales will go towards Make-A-Wish.

To find a location and learn more, visit www.bedbathandbeyond.ca



There are also other businesses across Canada supporting our Season of Wishes. For a complete list please visit: https://makeawish.ca/partners/shop-wishes


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