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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 child’s one true wish comes true.


By donating to Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario 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 Eastern Ontario.  See below for more information.




One-Time Gift

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

Ways to give a one-time gift are:

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

Click here to give a one-time gift.




Monthly Gift

By giving to Make-A-Wish as a monthly wish star, you will help reduce administrative costs, and enable us to dedicate more of your monies directly to our wish granting mission.

Great Satisfaction:  You will know you are helping wishes come true every month.

Convenience: When you participate, your gift will be processed and will appear each month on you credit card statement.  And, as a Monthly Wish Star, you'll receive one tax receipt per year for your total contribution.

Flexibility: If, for any reason, you wish to increase, decrease or suspend your gift, just call us and we will gladly accommodate you.

Reduced paperword and overhead expenses: Automatic monthly payments mean more of your donation goes towards granting wishes.

Special Invitations: You will receive VIP invites to events throughout the year.

Exclusive Updates: Youll get special VIP wish stories and information via email.

Exclusive wish calendar: You will receive a copy of our exclusive annual Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario wish calendar.

To find out more about monthly giving, please view our Monthly Giving Flyer.

Click here to become a monthly donor.



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 bilingual mail-in donation form.

Click here to give a tribute gift.



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.

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 Eastern 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 Eastern Ontario  ___% of the residue of my estate to be used for_____.”

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.

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.


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 learn more about Legacy Giving, please contact tanya.desjardins@makeawish.ca.



Donate by Mail

To send your donation by mail, please fill out this form (bilingual) and mail it with your donation.


In-Kind Donations


Make-A-Wish® Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Sharon Forbes, at sharon.forbes@makeawish.ca or 613.234.3555 x 6189.


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 granter 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. All items must be new and age-appropriate. If you can help, or would like to organize a toy drive in your workplace, please contact Anne Salvail, Wish Coordinator, at annie-france.stiles@makeawish.ca or 613.234.3555 x6185.


Incentive Prizes

Make-A-Wish uses incentive prizing to encourage our participants to maximize their fundraising efforts. If you would like to donate prizes four our event participants, please contact us.


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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Ways to Give

By donating to Make-A-Wish® Eastern 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


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 Eastern Ontario.


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Make-A-Wish® makes 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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