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When a child is diagnosed, their world suddenly collapses. They are robbed of a carefree childhood and are forced to deal with realities that no child should have to undergo. Once filled with school, play, extracurricular activities and time with friends, their new reality is a constant string of doctor appointments, frightening and sometimes painful tests, surgical procedures and hospital stays.

So, imagine the joy, elation and gratitude that these children and families experience when they receive an unconditional wish. This gift is unparalleled and unique to Make-A-Wish®. It is something that no medicine, no doctors and no nurses can provide. 

And, you can help by becoming an Adopt-A-Wish partner!

The Adopt-A-Wish Investment

Your investment:  $10,000. 

Though wish costs vary, the average value of a Wish in our 2016-2017 fiscal year was $9,500/Wish. Of that, the average cash expense was $5,500 and the average in-kind amount was $4,000.

The Adopt-A-Wish program offers the ultimate connection to your giving by partnering your philanthropic investment with a specific child's heartfelt Wish. 

Adopt-A-Wish Benefits

  • The joy of knowing you have helped fulfill a Wish and created lasting memories for a child and family during their time of greatest need.
  • Assistance from a Make-A-Wish representative who will help you engage more deeply if you’d like.
  • Special details about the Wish you helped to make possible.
  • If you are a company, adopting a Wish can enhance employee engagement, attract consumers, build brand value and brand loyalty.

To participate in the Adopt-A-Wish program, or for more information, please contact Pattie Mullins, CEO, at (805) 676-9474 or


of parents said that the
wish experience strengthened their families.*

* Wish Impact Study 2010-2011

Learn about the Impact of a Wish


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