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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

Become a Make-A-Wish "Wish Star"!

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 paperwork 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: You will 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.



Wishes are Waiting... Let's Grant Them as a Community!

We at Make-A-Wish are so proud to continue granting wishes during this challenging time. Although our wishes and events might look a little different, we need your help now more than ever!

In our Eastern Ontario community, over 300 children with critical illnesses are waiting for their life-changing wish.

With your help, we can prepare now to make the stars align for these wish kids who need it most!

Click here to see how you can help right now



Celebration Giving

When you give through our Celebration Giving program, you're adding another meaningful element to your special day.

Whether celebrating a wedding, shower, birthday, or retirement, your celebration is a special time for you and your family. To help make your day a success, we are pleased to provide items customized to fit your day perfectly.

Weddings: Donations in lieu of Wedding Favours

Let us be your something blue! Make-A-Wish can provide a certificate of appreciation, cards for the tables acknowledging the donation, and many other items!

Birthdays: Donations in lieu of Birthday Gifts

Give the gift of a Wish! Make-A-Wish can provide special birthday invitations, loot bag treats, or party decorations. Birthday boys and girls can even set up their own online fundraising page and will be presented with a special thank you certificate in honour of their fundraising.

Click here to learn more about Celebration Giving

If you would like to participate in our Celebration Giving program, please contact Sharon Forbes by email to find out more information.



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 life-changing 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:





GiveShop App

What do the dusty exercise bike in your basement and the dress in your closet that you haven’t worn in years have in common?

They can both become cash donations to Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario thanks to GiveShop – a new and innovative online marketplace that allows users to donate or purchase gently used items, with the sale proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario. Donors also receive a tax receipt for all items sold on the GiveShop marketplace. The app is free to download and incredibly easy to use. Another great benefit of GiveShop is that it helps keep used items out of the landfill. A true win-win-win-win for donors, buyers, Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario and the environment. Download the free GiveShop app today at www.giveshop.ca and turn your gently used items into cash donations for Make-A-Wish, or browse items that directly support wishes!

View items supporting wishes



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 the National Capital Region.


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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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