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Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences for children and their families through our wish granting process. But we can’t do it alone. Every single donation helps to ensure that every eligible child’s one true wish comes true.

By donating to Make-A-Wish® you help transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

There are many ways to donate and support Make-A-Wish. These gift giving options can suit every donor. See below for more information.

 


 

Gift

 
One-Time Gift

Make-A-Wish offers various one-time gift options suited for every donor.

Ways to give a one-time gift are:

  • Donate online or mail in your completed donation form (our chapter's mailing address is on page two of the form)
  • Donate to a specific campaign
  • Make a tribute gift in honour or in memory of a loved one

A tax receipt will be issued for all gifts $20 and over.

Click here to give a one-time gift.

 

 

Monthly

 
Monthly Gift

By giving to Make-A-Wish as a Monthly Star, you will help reduce administrative costs, and enable us to dedicate more of your monies directly to our wish granting mission. And, as a monthly donor, you’ll receive one tax receipt per year for your total, annual contribution.

Great satisfaction: You will know you are helping wishes come true every month.

Convenience: When you participate, your gift will be transferred and will appear each month on your credit card statement. And, as a Monthly Star, you'll receive one tax receipt per year for your total, annual contribution.

Flexibility: If, for any reason, you wish to increase, decrease or suspend your gift, just call us and we will gladly accomodate you.

Reduced paperwork and overhead expenses: Automatic monthly payments means more of your donation goes to granting wishes. 

Special invitations: You will receive special VIP invites to events throughout the year.

Exclusive updates: You'll get special VIP wish stories and information via email. 

Click here to become a monthly donor.

 

 

 

Celebrations Donations Program

When you give through our Celebration Donations program, you're adding another meaningful element to your special day.

Whether celebrating a Wedding, Shower, Birthday, or Retirement your celebration is a special time for you and your family. To help make your day a success, we are pleased to provide items customized to fit your day perfectly.

Weddings: Donations in lieu of Wedding Favours 

Let us be your something blue! Make-A-Wish can provide an emcee toast, a certificate of appreciation, or cards for the tables acknowledging the donation. 

Birthdays: Donations in lieu of Birthday Gifts 

Give the gift of a Wish! Make-A-Wish can provide special birthday invitations, loot bag treats, or party decorations. Birthday boys and girls can even set up their own online fundraising page and will be presented with a special thank you certificate in honour of their fundraising.

Click here to learn more about the Birthday Party Program.

 

If you would like to participate in our Celebration Donations program, please contact us to find our more information: (780) 444-9474 or email us

 

Tribute

Tribute Gift

There’s nothing more meaningful and heartfelt than making a tribute gift in honour or in memory of someone. A tribute gift allows you to show a loved one how much you care, while helping to grant magical wishes. A tribute gift can be made online or through our mail-in donation form.

 

To acknowledge your tribute gift, you can send a chosen recipient an e-card (online donation only) or a printed, mailed card, with your custom message enclosed.

Click here to give a tribute gift.

 

Tribute

 
Legacy Gift

When you leave a personal legacy to Make-A-Wish, you’re making a powerful statement, while ensuring that future generations of wish children and their families are able to have magical wish granting experiences. A will ensures that heirs, assets and causes that are important to you are honoured and protected.

There are tax benefits with this type of giving. It is recommended that you discuss legacy gift intentions with your financial and legal advisors, as well as with your family. If you choose to leave a legacy to our chapter, your professional advisor will need to know our legal name and charitable registration number. Our legal name is Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northern Alberta and our charitable registration number is 86890 2768 RR0001.

We welcome the opportunity to recognize and connect with our legacy gift donors, and invite you to consider informing us of your plans.

Learn more about the legacy gift options available:

A Bequest in Your Will

The most common planned gift, a bequest, is stated in your will and allows you to designate a specific amount or portion of your estate to Make-A-Wish. For this type of legacy gift, there are tax advantages to heirs.

Typical bequest language may be:

  • “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northern Alberta the sum of $__________to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.”
  • “I give the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northern Alberta  ___% of the residue of my estate to be used for_____.”

Contact the Make-A-Wish office at cathy.gabucci@makeawish.ca or 780.444.9474 ext. 6202 to learn more or inform us of your legacy gift plans. 

Life Insurance Policy or RRSP

As a legacy gift option you can also designate Make-A-Wish as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy and/or RRSP.

Contact the Make-A-Wish office at cathy.gabucci@makeawish.ca or 780.444.9474 ext. 6202 to learn more or inform us of your legacy gift plans. 

Leadership Gift

Make-A-Wish flourishes because of a deep culture of philanthropy and strong community support. It has helped us reach more than 30 years of granting magical wishes from coast-to-coast.

Join a group of dedicated leadership donors who demonstrate their commitment to granting wishes of courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions by making a significant contribution of $1,000 or more.

Contact the Make-A-Wish office at cathy.gabucci@makeawish.ca or 780.444.9474 ext. 6202 to learn more or inform us of your leadership gift plans.

Stocks & Securities

When you donate publicly traded stocks to Make-A-Wish, you will gain significant tax benefits and avoid paying capital gains tax. You’ll receive a donation receipt in the amount of market value of the securities at the close of trading, end of day, at the time of donation.

If you have any questions about donating securities, please contact our Chief Executive Officer, Cathy Gabucci, at cathy.gabucci@makeawish.ca or 780.444.9474 ext. 6202.

 

Donate A Car Canada

Donate A Car Canada accepts donations of used cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, boats and RVs with proceeds benefitting Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta. To donate a vehicle, click here.

Donate A Car Canada provides free towing or pick-up of your vehicle and provides a tax receipt for every donation.  Vehicles are recycled or sold at auction, and no fees are charged to Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta. Newer and estate vehicles are also accepted, and sold by agents to maximize your donation.

To donate to Donate A Car Canada on behalf of Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta, click here


Sponsor Energy

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You have the opportunity to help – just by switching from your current energy company to Sponsor Energy. Whether you are a residential or small business customer, Sponsor Energy will make a donation of 50% of their profits on your electricity and natural gas usage to Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta. Same or better pricing as you are receiving now, no long term contract and you can leave at any time no penalty. Sign up here.

 


Mail

Donate by Mail

To send your donation by mail, please fill out this form and mail it with your donation. You can find the mailing address for our Northern Alberta chapter office on page two of the form. You may also donate by phone at 780.444.9474.


In-Kind Donations

Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta consistently strives to be a leader in obtaining donations of goods and services for each wish that we grant. This is vitally important because it allows us to leverage each and every dollar even further. From transportation services to event tickets to professional services such as advertising and marketing, we are grateful to the community for this tremendous support. Here are some ways you can help:

Auction Items

Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta holds fundraising events that include silent auctions. If you would like to donate a new or collectible item for one of our auctions, please contact Meaghan Underhill, Development and Events Coordinator, at meaghan.underhill@makeawish.ca or 780.444.9474 ext. 6210.

Wish Enhancement Gifts

Each time our wish-granting volunteers visit our wish children and their families, they bring small "wish enhancement" gifts for the wish child and their siblings. These gifts help introduce the wish grantor to the family while preparations for his/her wish are underway. Currently, our greatest need is "wish enhancement" gifts for teenagers. However, we have an ongoing need for new and age-appropriate "wish enhancement" gifts for children between the ages of three and 17.

All items must be new and age-appropriate. If you can help, or would like to organize a toy drive in your workplace, please contact Aissa Briones, Wish Program Manager, at 780.444.9474 ext. 6203.

Incentive Prizes

Make-A-Wish uses incentive prizing to encourage our participants to maximize their fundraising efforts. If you would like to donate prizes for our event participants, please contact us.

 

 

Campaigns

Make-A-Wish® has ongoing efforts to ensure that we are always doing what we can to make wishes come true. You can support us through one of our seasonal campaigns or annual events. Discover the many ways you can help.

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Campaigns

Fundraise

Fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money and bring people together. Whether you’re an individual, employee, organization or community, every bit of support goes a long way to grant wishes to children throughout northern Alberta.

 

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Fundraise

Volunteer

Volunteers give the most valuable gift of all – their time. Their hard work, passion and commitment to giving children a magical wish experience make them the heart and soul of our organiztion. As a volunteer, you’ll change the lives of many children – and your own.

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Ways to Give

By donating to Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta, you transform lives. You give children with life-threatening medical conditions a reason to hope for a brighter future. And most of all, you help make their magical wishes come true.

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Ways to Give