Make-A-Wish® Canada (Southern Alberta)

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Andrew is 13 years old; he enjoys travelling and loves to read Harry Potter. He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013 that required chemotherapy to treat, and he’s now in remission. Andrew loves sports like volleyball, skiing and badminton, and wished for ski equipment so he could go skiing with his brother! His wish was granted with help from Ski Cellar Snowboard here in Calgary, who gave Andrew a safe private shopping experience in the store after hours.

Now more than ever, hope is essential for children with critical illnesses, and there is no time to waste for these children and their families—they are counting on all of us. Help us grant wishes and give kids the strength to fight for better days. Donate today at www.makeawish.ca/createhope

When a wish is granted, it does much more than bring joy to a child’s heart. For kids like Andrew, who are faced with life-threatening medical conditions, a wish-come-true provides them with strength to battle through darkness and gives them hope for healthier, happier days ahead.  Be part of the magic and transform the lives of children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Help grant a wish by donating today.

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 36,000 wishes across the country, over 900 last year alone.

WHY WE GRANT WISHES

Wishes inspire children to battle through their medical struggles and fight illness.

Wishes create an entire community of support around the child.

Wishes gives parents hope and strengthens the entire family.

We know that the impact of a wish goes beyond the child. Our Wish Impact Study told us a lot about how important wishes are not only to wish kids, but to the child’s family, the medical professionals treating them, and the volunteers assisting with the wish.

We believe that each wish experience should be as unique and special as the child who wished for it. With the help of a dedicated team of volunteers we give each wish child and their family the personal attention they deserve.

All funds raised in Southern Alberta support local wish granting efforts. However, as an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International, we are able to collaborate with our 48 affiliates around the globe to make wishes come true.

Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta could not operate without generous community support. The Foundation works closely with corporate and private donors to ensure all eligible children with life-threatening medical conditions have their wishes granted.

THE FOUR TYPES OF WISHES 

I wish to go…

I wish to be…

I wish to have…

I wish to meet…

Help share the power of a wish®.

There are many ways you can help to bring hope, strength and joy to children who really need it. No matter how you choose to get involved, when you’re a part of the Make-A-Wish® network, the support of generous people like you empowers us to make each magical wish a reality.

Explore the many ways you can help below or call (403) 228-3666 or by e-mailing [email protected] for more information:

DONATE and transform the life of a child. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

REFER A CHILD to turn a child’s wish into a reality.

HOLD A FUNDRAISER with you friends, family or colleagues 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 the wishes of Southern Alberta children.

Types of possible fundraisers include:

  • Adopt-A-Wish®: When you give through the Adopt-A-Wish program, you’re able to follow the journey of one special child as they receive your support in making their magical wish come true.
  • Third Party Events: Plan an event and collect proceeds for Make-A-Wish such as:
    • 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
  • Employee Giving: Opportunities include wish granting funds, in-kind resources, employee engagement/volunteerism, networking on behalf of Make-A-Wish and much more. If you would like to coordinate an Employee Giving program in your community, please email [email protected].

  • Students for Wishes: 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.

  • Kids for Wish Kids®:  Through responsibility and big hearts, 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.

SUPPORT A CAMPAIGN: Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta 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.

VOLUNTEER: Give the most valuable gift of all –  time. Volunteers 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.

Learn more about how to get involved.

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Contact Info

Simona Lupas

Development Manager

403.228.3666

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Charity Number: #886104694RR0001

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