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Adopt-A-Wish®

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish® Central California has fulfilled the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Each child is given the opportunity to choose his or her own special dream come true. The Adopt-A-Wish program was created to give our caring community the chance to play a significant and very personal role in the granting of a wish. By “adopting” a wish, you can help a child have a happy, hopeful time…a time of relief from the treatments, hospitals, anxiety and fears that are so much a part of his or her daily life. You can help create lasting memories and can give the gift of a lifetime! Help fulfill a wish by contributing to its cost or funding it in its entirety.

How the Adopt-A-Wish Program Works

Wishes typically fall into four categories:

  • "I wish to go... "
  • "I wish to be... "
  • "I wish to meet... "
  • "I wish to have... "

The Adopt-A-Wish Program allows your company, employee group, professional club or civic group the opportunity to select a child from your geographic area and choose a type of wish and level of support. Once the “adoption” is matched, you will receive the child’s first name, age, medical condition, city of residence and the child’s chosen wish. Let the Magic begin!

Types of Wishes and Support

There are countless opportunities to make a child’s dream come true. The Adopt-A-Wish Program has the following levels for participation:

  • Computer or Shopping Spree Wishes: $3,000
  • Disneyland, Celebrity and Electronics and play structures: $5,000
  • Hawaii, New York City, Large Gifts, Cruises: $7,500

Adopt-A-Wish Recognition

Following the granting of the wish, you will receive:

  • A framed photo/or wish art of your child's wish
  • Recognition on our Chapter website
  • Acknowledgement in Make-A-Wish Central California's publications

Adopt-A-Wish Today

You can make magic happen in the life of a child. You can see your dollars at work and experience the true joy of giving. You can make a child’s dream come true.

Contact us at:

Make-A-Wish Central California
351 W. Cromwell Avenue, Suite 112A
Fresno, CA 93711

Andrew , 17

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

I wish to go to Scotland

Andrew Explores his Family History in Scotland

Latest Status Update

  • Thank you Fresno Sunrise Rotary for inviting Make-A-Wish Central California to speak this morning. Your generous contribution will help us create life-changing wishes to our critically-ill children.

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Make-A-Wish® Central California
351 W. Cromwell Ave.
Suite 112-A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 221-9474