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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

  • We have a great group of businesses who are collaborating to put on something especially scrumptious for us! Please join us on Sunday, November 12, from 4pm-8pm at the Topa Mountain Winery for Ventura County NACE’s inaugural Delicious Wishes event presented by Main Course California! The evening will culinary creations featuring Chef Tony Sewell of Main Course California, guest appearance by Mashu from MasterChef Junior Season 5, and three of our AMAZING Wish Kids who have teamed up with Delicious Wishes to create delicious eats and treats! Special thanks to the Delicious Wishes Team and sponsors: Main Course California, Amigo Party Rentals, Inc., Topa Mountain Winery, Sugar Lab Bake Shop, Major Event Trailers, Cover to Cover, Brandon Aquino Photography, Westcoast Wedding DJs, Brown and Co., and LIVE 805! To purchase tickets, please visit

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Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Suite F
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 676-9474