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Messages of Hope

Give Wish Kid's Hope

Now more than ever, the world needs the hope of a wish. At Make-A-Wish, we believe in the power of hope, and the idea that we live in a world that can keep wishing, no matter the circumstances. For 40 years, we have provided life-changing hope, strength and joy to children with critical illnesses.

Every child deserves a childhood, but right now, more wishes are waiting than ever before. And in these challenging times, Make-A-Wish kids represent some of the most vulnerable of our population. While they wait for their wish to come true, help us do all we can to encourage them by sharing a message of hope. Together we can shine a light of hope and joy for children in their darkest days, bringing them strength for tomorrow. 

Join Ryan Reynolds and our very own, Wish Kid Jenna and send a Wish Kid your Message of Hope!

Step 1

Create a message, video, photo, song, dance —whatever you can imagine — sharing a message of hope.

Step 2

Post to any social media channel, tag @MakeAWish, @MakeAWishCANV & use the hashtag, #WishesAreWaiting.

Step 3

Tag and invite 2 or more of your friends to join in.

Tips for Creating Your Message of Hope
☆ Speak from the heart ☆ Let them know they're supported ☆ Remind them to keep wishing ☆ Give them encouragement

Wishes Still Need You

Every wish is made possible through the generous support of our community. Here's how you can help:

Donate Online

Ensure Make-A-Wish has the funding available to resume wishes as quickly as possible when it is safe. Children with critical illnesses count on these wishes and we cannot afford to keep them waiting a single unnecessary day.


Transform the life of a wish kid and their family by adopting their wish entirely.

Start A Fundraiser

Get your friends and family involved in making stars align for Wish Kids. Every dollar raised helps replace fear with confidence, anxiety with excitement and sadness with joy. Be a Wish Hero and create a virtual fundraiser.


Learn about the ways you can volunteer and make the difference in the life of a Wish Child and their family.

Hear from Our Wish Kids Who Are Waiting

  • Alan, 4, imagines himself on his wish to drive a submarine, he's sure he’ll find underwater treasure amidst the fishes.

  • Bettirose, 14, wishes to write her own book and says it’s therapeutic to know that her story might help others like her.

  • Naja, 13, says her wish to design an outfit with a famous designer is a chance for her to focus on her future in a positive way.

Messages of Hope

Messages of Hope

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada
2800 Club Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
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Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, No. Nevada Office
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Reno, NV 89501
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Fresno, CA 93711
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