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Our Mission

Wishes are more than just a nice thing

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. ”

— Make-A-Wish® Mission

Why a Wish

Latest Status Update

  • This season, spread holiday cheer and Share Your Ears! Now until Dec. 25, every time you share a photo wearing Mickey Mouse Ears on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagged with #ShareYourEars, Disney will donate $5, up to $1 million. Last year, millions of fans shared their ears – doubling Disney’s commitment to $2 million. Let’s do it again and transform more lives! It’s easy to join in – just follow these three steps: SNAP: Snap a photo of yourself, family, friends, even pets wearing Mickey Mouse Ears. Don’t have ears? You can get creative and make your own out of pretty much anything! SHARE: Share with your social networks. The more photos you share tagged with #ShareYourEars, the more money you raise. SEE: See your ears in action – making wishes come true!

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4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Suite F
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 676-9474