Do you know that for a child and family living with a life-threatening illness, normal means frequent trips to the emergency department, numerous missed days at school and at work, and constant bouts of pain and anxiety? Every moment, every day is like a precious gift for critically ill children and their families, who live with so much uncertainty.
What better way to honour the life of a family member or friend?
Create a long lasting legacy. Talk to your financial advisor and Children’s Wish today about making a planned gift to the foundation, such as a bequest, charitable gift annuity, life insurance, charitable remainder trust, marketable securities, RRSP or RRIF. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can help by volunteering and give the gift of you to Children’s Wish
Children’s Wish was founded 30 years ago to bring a light of hope into the lives of these families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Children’s Wish has never had to turn down a request from a child. But to ensure we can continue to make every wish come true, and to make it possible for us to help even more children and families, we need your help.
Help us bring the magic of happiness and healing to children, families and communities across Canada. Become a Children’s Wish volunteer today and join a dedicated, nationwide network of more than 4,000 Canadians who give their time and skills to help create moments of hope for children with serious conditions.
Become a Children’s Wish volunteer today
Our volunteers make a difference by pitching in at special events, providing support in our offices, coordinating fundraisers, and representing Children’s Wish in the community. They work hard and learn new skills while enjoying the camaraderie of other volunteers, Children’s Wish staff and Wish families.
Select your chapter to find volunteer opportunities in your area today
Plan an Event
Love to plan? Plan a Children’s Wish fundraiser
Help us keep making life-changing wishes come true by organizing a fundraising event in your community. From sports tournaments and auctions to bake sales and dress down days at workplaces across the country, Children’s Wish events raise money that goes directly towards making the dream of a seriously ill child come true.
In 2002, Marc Balevi and Rob Fetherstonhaugh, combined their love of cycling and their passion for helping children, and created Canada Cycles for Kids. Each year a team embarks on a bicycle tour and this year they cycled from Calgary to Vancouver in 11 days. Throughout the years they have cycled across all of Canada and to date, CCFK has cycled close to 12,000 kilometers. Their ultimate goal was to raise $500,000 for Children’s Wish and Canada Cycles For Kids has surpassed their goal. CCFK continues to raise funds for Children’s Wish.
Going the distance for Children’s Wish
To raise $370,000 for Children’s Wish, the eight cyclists of Team Xstrata pedaled over 4,800 kilometres to cross the finish line as part of Race Across America, one of the world’s longest running endurance sport events. Team captain Shaun Usmar, Chief Financial Officer of Xstrata, a leading global diversified mining company, says it’s the children struggling with life-threatening illnesses who are the true heroes. “They are the ones that set the example for strength, fortitude and endurance,” he says. “They are our heroes.”
It was through his wife, Terri, that Frank Hall became involved with Children’s Wish. Together the Halls organized 13 events and raised a phenomenal 1.2 million for Children’s Wish. Terri, who was chairman of the Children’s Wish Alberta Chapter passed away in 2007. Frank continued the work that Terri began and in 2013 received the Children’s Wish Laura Cole Award, given each year to an exceptional volunteer. “I’ve done a lot of charity work, but i think Children’s Wish stands out,” says Frank. “It’s a well-run organization with a low cost base, and families have told me that the fulfilment of their child’s wish has been such an important event in their lives”