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Adopt-A-Wish®

Our Adopt-A-Wish program enables an individual, business, school, or club the opportunity to make a significant impact on a child’s life. All Adopt-A-Wish partners become a member of our inspirational circle of friends who celebrate a child’s heartfelt wish-come-true.

An Adopt-A-Wish investment begins at the gift level of $5,000.  Benefits are as follows:
  • A report with details about the wish you helped make possible sent after the wish occurs.
  • A personal thank you from a Make-A-Wish representative who will present a plaque to you or your organization.
  • Listing in our Annual Report.
  • The of joy knowing you have made an amazing impact on the lives of local children.

Frequently Asked Questions about Adopt-A-Wish

I want to participate in the Adopt-A-Wish, what are my options for donating $5,000? 

Adopt-A-Wish partners can make an outright cash donation, or they may fundraise by hosting an event, a cause- related campaign, or by creating a Make-A-Wish online fundraising page.  Please contact us for a list of fundraising ideas. All gifts regardless of the size are appreciated; however, Adopt-A-Wish partners are committed to donating a minimum of $5,000.

Can I select the child I want to fundraise for in advance?

We are not able to identify potential wish children in advance.   This is to protect the tax deductibility of gifts for the donor (the IRS has rulings about gifts earmarked for individuals).  Additionally, when a gift is restricted to a specific individual then it creates complications from a financial accounting standpoint if for some reason that child is unable to have his or her wish due to illness, change of wish, etc…What we can do is provide you with photos and stories of wishes that have already occurred.  Our website philasv.wish.org has plenty of wish stories for you to read.  If you host a fundraiser, we suggest you share a story and ask prospects to donate to a wish ‘like’ Samantha’s, for example…

When will I get my Adopt-A-Wish report? 

Wish reports are usually mailed between one and three months after receipt of your gift.  If there is a specific deadline you need this by, please let us know and we’ll do our very best to meet your preference.

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Blue Bell, PA 19422
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