Give the Gift of a Wish

Make-A-Wish Central New York grants wishes to children with critical illnesses throughout a 15-county territory of New York State. More than nice gestures, wishes empower kids in the midst of daunting health challenges to dream big, fight hard and- most importantly- to heal.

Currently, we have 120 wishes in progress- more wishes than at any other time in our chapter's 32-year history! We've never had a waiting list for wishes and we want to ensure we never need one. 

Don't make children with critical illnesses wait for wishes! Join us this holiday season and give the gift of a wish! 

Your support will ensure we keep saying YES to every eligible child!

If you choose to make a donation in lieu of a holiday gift, please contact our office and we will provide you with a card to share. Call (315) 475-WISH(9474) or email Christine at 

Thank you and happy holidays!

Grant Wishes

Mia raised $270 in honor of her birthday. She exclaims, "Toys aren't important. People are important."


Jim and his coworkers grew their beards to raise funds. After raising $12,000, they shaved.