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Make-A-Wish Illinois

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Create a personal fundraising page and help grant wishes

Rally the support of your friends, family, coworkers and social networks to help make children’s wishes come true! Create and share a fundraising page in honor of a special person, occasion or event with our easy-to-use tools.

Join a network of Make-A-Wish supporters who have raised millions to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The money you raise can support wish children locally, nationally or internationally the choice is yours.

A wish experience can truly change a child’s life, and so can you. Start your personal fundraising page today.

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Serving children outside the United States.

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When wish kids are granted a wish, they get more than just a great experience for a day, two days, or a week. That experience improves the quality of life for them and their entire family.

How It Works

Start your fundraiser

Page ideas can include celebrating your birthday, asking for donations instead of holiday gifts, running a race or honoring a loved one.

Personalize your fundraising page

Customize your personal page and share your fundraiser through email, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

Raise money and help grant wishes

Inspire others to support Make-A-Wish and watch as you get closer to your fundraising goal.


Total Impact of fundraising

693 participants
$535,721.41 raised

Top individual fundraisers

  1 -  $5000 Nancy Northrip ($21,898.00)
  2 -  $5000 Brett Taylor ($21,391.00)
  3 -  $5000 Brett Taylor ($21,140.00)
  4 -  $5000 Sophia Visconti ($11,438.43)
  5 -  $5000 Madeline Johnson ($11,310.00)
  6 -  $5000 Team Dan Plote ($7,725.00)
  7 -  $5000 Jon Zeiler ($7,250.00)
  8 -  $5000 David Nissen ($6,750.00)
  9 -  $5000 Sara Stokes ($6,600.00)
  10 -  $5000 Alexandra Evangelou ($6,000.00)

Top team fundraisers

  1 -  Mueller v. Plote Bowling For Wishes ($33,072.00)
  2 -  Chi Omega Lambda Mu ($31,016.18)
  3 -  Plote Construction ($23,930.00)
  4 -  Chi Omega Loyola University Chicago ($23,410.00)
  5 -  PENGUIN PLUNGE ($15,910.00)
  6 -  Will Grundy Petrochemical Golf Open ($14,290.00)
  7 -  children awaiting their wishes ($14,005.00)
  8 -  Strive Logistics ($10,403.00)
  9 -  900 N. Michigan ($9,314.00)
  10 -  Crowe Horwath 2016 Season of Wishes ($7,995.00)