Ways to Give

 
Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences for children and their families through our wish granting process. But we can’t do it alone. Every single donation helps to ensure that every eligible child’s one true wish comes true.

By donating to Make-A-Wish® you help transform lives. 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.

There are many ways to donate and support Make-A-Wish. These gift giving options can suit every donor. See below for more information.

 


 

Gift

 
One-Time Gift

Make-A-Wish offers various one-time gift options suited for every donor.

Ways to give a one-time gift are:

  • Donate online or mail in your completed donation form (our chapter's mailing address is on page two of the form)
  • Donate to a specific campaign
  • Make a tribute gift in honour or in memory of a loved one

A tax receipt will be issued for all gifts $20 and over.

Click here to give a one-time gift.

 

 

Monthly

 
Monthly Gift

By giving to Make-A-Wish as a monthly donor, you will help reduce administrative costs, and enable us to dedicate more of your monies directly to our wish granting mission. And, as a monthly donor, you’ll receive one tax receipt per year for your total, annual contribution.

Click here to become a monthly donor.

 

Tribute

 
Tribute Gift

There’s nothing more meaningful and heartfelt than making a tribute gift in honour or in memory of someone. A tribute gift allows you to show a loved one how much you care, while helping to grant magical wishes. A tribute gift can be made online or through our mail-in donation form.

To acknowledge your tribute gift, you can send a chosen recipient an e-card (online donation only) or a printed, mailed card, with your custom message enclosed.

Click here to give a tribute gift.

 

Tribute

 
Legacy Gift

When you leave a personal legacy to Make-A-Wish, you’re making a powerful statement, while ensuring that future generations of wish children and their families are able to have magical wish granting experiences. A will ensures that heirs, assets and causes that are important to you are honoured and protected.

There are tax benefits with this type of giving. It is recommended that you discuss legacy gift intentions with your financial and legal advisors, as well as with your family. If you choose to leave a legacy to our chapter, your professional advisor will need to know our legal name and charitable registration number. Our legal name is Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southwestern Ontario and our charitable registration number is 82712 1302 RR0001.

We welcome the opportunity to recognize and connect with our legacy gift donors, and invite you to consider informing us of your plans.

Learn more about the legacy gift options available:

A Bequest in Your Will

The most common planned gift, a bequest, is stated in your will and allows you to designate a specific amount or portion of your estate to Make-A-Wish. For this type of legacy gift, there are tax advantages to heirs.

Typical bequest language may be:

  • “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southwestern Ontario the sum of $__________to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.”
  • “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southwestern Ontario  ___% of the residue of my estate to be used for_____.”

Contact the Make-A-Wish office at lori.quick@makeawish.ca or 519.471.4900 ext. 22 to learn more or inform us of your legacy gift plans. Download our Legacy Gift Statement of Intent form here.

Life Insurance Policy or RRSP

As a legacy gift option you can also designate Make-A-Wish as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy and/or RRSP.

Contact the Make-A-Wish office at lori.quick@makeawish.ca or 519.471.4900 ext. 22 to learn more or inform us of your legacy gift plans. Download our Legacy Gift Statement of Intent form here.

Leadership Gift

Make-A-Wish flourishes because of a deep culture of philanthropy and strong community support. It has helped us reach more than 30 years of granting magical wishes from coast-to-coast.

Join a group of dedicated leadership donors who demonstrate their commitment to granting wishes of courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions by making a significant contribution of $1,000 or more.

Contact the Make-A-Wish office at lori.quick@makeawish.ca or 519.471.4900 ext. 22 to learn more or inform us of your leadership gift plans.

Stocks & Securities

When you donate publicly traded stocks to Make-A-Wish, you will gain significant tax benefits and avoid paying capital gains tax. You’ll receive a donation receipt in the amount of market value of the securities at the close of trading, end of day, at the time of donation.

To donate publicly traded securities, please fill out this form and follow the submission instructions. If you have any questions about donating securities, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Lori Quick, at lori.quick@makeawish.ca or 519.471.4900 ext. 22.

 

Mail

Donate by Mail

To send your donation by mail, please fill out this form and mail it with your donation. You can find the mailing address for our Southwestern Ontario chapter office on page two of the form. You may also donate by phone at 519.471.4900 ext. 21.


In-Kind Donations

Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario consistently strives to be a leader in obtaining donations of goods and services for each wish that we grant. This is vitally important because it allows us to leverage each and every dollar even further. From transportation services to event tickets to professional services such as advertising and marketing, we are grateful to the community for this tremendous support. Here are some ways you can help:

Auction Items

Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario holds fundraising events that include silent auctions. If you would like to donate a new or collectible item for one of our auctions, please contact Erin Latam, Manager of Special Events & Creative Design, at erin.latam@makeawish.ca or 519.471.4900 ext. 23.

Wish Enhancement Gifts

Each time our wish-granting volunteers visit our wish children and their families, they bring small "wish enhancement" gifts for the wish child and their siblings. These gifts help introduce the wish grantor to the family while preparations for his/her wish are underway. Currently, our greatest need is "wish enhancement" gifts for teenagers. However, we have an ongoing need for new and age-appropriate "wish enhancement" gifts for children between the ages of three and 17.

For a copy of our current "wish list" or to organize a toy drive in your workplace, please contact Misha Medeiros and Brittany Kinchen, Wish Coordinators, at 519.471.4900 ext. 28.

Travel Rewards

Help wishes come true by redeeming travel reward points to purchase items for Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario, such as gifts for our wish children or prizes for fundraising events.

Shoppers Optimum Points

Consider donating your Shoppers Optimum Points to Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario, to help us obtain necessary items for wish granting and fundraising events. To learn more, please click here.

 

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 throughout Southwestern Ontario.

 

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Fundraise

Ways to Give

By donating to Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario, you transform lives. 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.

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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 organiztion. As a volunteer, you’ll change the lives of many children – and your own.

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