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Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

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Create a personal fundraising page and help grant a summer wish!

One of the tremendous outcomes of the Batkid wish was an unprecedented spike in new wish referrals. This year we will set a record for the most referrals ever in a year. We expect to grant perhaps as many as 130-140 wishes during the next three months. These wishes will cost us nearly $1MM. This is a short term crisis, but I’m hopeful also the beginning of a new normal.

Other chapters facing a surge in wishes are routinely forced to establish a waiting list for wishes. We’ve never done that, and we simply can’t start now. What that would mean is a process whereby we would seek out the “sickest” wishes children and grant their wishes first, while the others wait until we fundraise.

Will you help raise $7,500 – the average cost of one summer wish – and help make sure all our eligible kids experience the magic of a wish?

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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.

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Total Impact of fundraising

49 participants
$245,140.98 raised

Top individual fundraisers

  1 -  $5000 Patricia's Sweet 17 ($136,617.00)
  2 -  $5000 David Hatfield ($51,850.00)
  3 -  $5000 Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area ($17,460.00)
  4 -  $5000 Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish ($13,977.00)
  5 -  $5000 LiftEd Project ($8,937.00)
  6 -  Renee Taylor ($4,219.00)
  7 -  Nancy On ($2,896.00)
  8 -  Kathe Nelson ($1,725.00)
  9 -  Jesse Maddex ($1,000.00)
  10 -  $500 Susan Agudo ($690.00)

Top team fundraisers

  1 -  In Loving Memory of Mike Frezzo ($500.00)
  2 -  BayAreaTriathletes ($455.00)
  3 -  Cross Country 4 Cancer ($375.00)
  4 -  Batkid Tribute Field Art ($111.00)
  5 -  JLHS Make A Wish ($5.00)