A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. is a
non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of
children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a
Founded in 1982,
A Special Wish Foundation was one of
the first wish-granting organizations in the United States, and now has
chapters across the U.S. and one in Moscow, Russia. Since 1982, wishes
have been granted to thousands of qualifying children.
A Special Wish
Foundation is the only major wish-granting organization in the
United States that grants wishes to qualifying infants, children, and
adolescents from birth through and including the age of 20 years.
T h r e e K i n d s o f W i s h e s :
- A Special Gift
Computers, televisions, stereos, video games, even a puppy are included
among the wishes we have granted. These wishes can captivate children
and help take them away from the pain and uncertainty caused by their
- A Special Place
Whether itís a visit to a special friend or relative, amusement park, or
other wish destination, A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. handles complete
travel and lodging arrangements for the child and members of the
immediate family. This includes air transportation, hotel expenses,
meals, spending money, and all other aspects of the travel wish.
A Special Hero
So many children dream about someday meeting their special hero, whether
it be a sports figure, government leader, rock star or other
entertainer. A personal visit is a true morale boost for the child, as
well as a memory to hang on to during unsure times ahead.
Whenever possible, immediate family members are
included in the granting of wishes, to maximize the joy and memories for
the child. A Special Wish Foundation
offers their services to all qualifying children, and does not
discriminate based on race, gender, nationality, or ethnicity.