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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 2019, we have many initiatives!



New for 2019: we're hosting an online auction: The 10 days of Wishmas! A new auction package up for grabs each day, all with the goal of bringing YOU great gifts, and helping US to grant a wish to a child battling a critical illness. Learn more, here.  



New for 2019: The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is holding its second annual Festival Of Trees, and Make-A-Wish is the charitable beneficiary! Sponsor a tree, liven up the holidays and support the granting of future wishes! 




Fairmont YVR Holiday Offerings: Once again, the Fairmont Hotel at Vancouver International Airport is supporting Make-A-Wish through a seasonal dish at Globe YVR restaurant ($3 from each Make-A-Wish Dish will be donated) and proceeds from the Fairmont Tea with Santa event will also help to make wishes come true! Click here for details.


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. In 2018, we built several specific lists on Amazon.ca to help you with specific ideas! Click here to see the list! Call our office 8am-4pm for details: 604.688.7944





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





Van Dusen Festival of Lights: Join us at our Candle Grotto during the annual holiday tradition, the Festival Of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, from November 30th, 2019 to January 3rd, 2020. Stop by the Make-A-Wish Candle grotto to make a wish, donate, and light a candle. Be sure to check out the Discovery Room in the Visitor Centre to see the display put on by the garden, which will incorporate details of our history at the Festival Of Lights.  Celebrate the best of the season, nightly from 4:00 – 9:30 p.m.. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.





Gingerbread Lane at 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 Nov. 30 - Dec. 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 through this link, you will help raise funds to grant wishes that impact children living with critical illnesses.