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Wishes Are Waiting

Every child deserves a childhood, and we believe our mission gives a piece of it back. Even during these difficult circumstances, Wishes Need Stars Like You to prepare Make-A-Wish to bring the hope and joy of a wish to every eligible child once normal operations resume.

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We hope that you and your families are safe and coping as best you can with these sudden, unsettling changes. Like many of you, we never envisioned a day like this, where everything seems so uncertain.

What is certain though is that now more than ever, our wish kids need us to keep them hopeful. While the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us here at Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, we are committed to doing everything we can - together - to continue to bring that hope to our Las Vegas community.

The health and safety of our community members is our priority, as we look to protect our wish kids, their families, our volunteers, and our team. To that end, we are postponing our upcoming wishes until further notice. It’s important to remember, though, this is only a postponement: Our kids WILL get their wish!

A wish is prescribed hope. The healing power of a wish starts when a child learns their wish is coming true and continues to work as they anticipate their wish. Our team will keep that hope alive throughout this uncertain time by continuing to accept and process new wish referrals daily and conduct wish discoveries virtually. And we are already preparing for the day we can continue to grant the wish of every eligible child and get back to the children who have been waiting because of COVID-19.   

Wishes Still Need You.

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Our mission won’t stop because we know there are kids who need and deserve a wish. With your help, we can prepare now to make the stars align for wish kids who need it most. Your support will ensure that every child who has waited for a wish since this health crisis hit, receives their wish as soon as possible. There are many ways you can support our chapter and the more than 30 wishes that have been postponed:

  • Donate Online: Ensure Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has the funding available to resume wishes as quickly as possible when it is safe. Children with critical illnesses count on these wishes, and we cannot afford to keep them waiting a single unnecessary day. 
  • Adopt-A-Wish®: Transform the life of a wish kid and their family by adopting their wish entirely. 
  • Share Your Miles: Nearly 70% of the wishes Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada grants each year involve travel. Help us get ready for travel wishes to resume by supporting our Wishes in Flight® program. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support travel wishes. This is just one simple way you can help support life-changing wish experiences.
  • Start a Fundraiser: Get your friends and family involved in making stars align for wish kids. Every dollar raised helps replace fear with confidence, anxiety with excitement, and sadness with joy.
  • Share a Message of Hope: Spread hope and anticipation by delivering a message of encouragement for wish kids waiting for wishes impacted by COVID-19. Post your Message of Hope to any social media channel with the tag @MakeAWishSNV and hashtag #WishesAreWaiting. 
We are already preparing to grant wishes at an unprecedented pace once it is safe to do so. We know that this crisis is impacting many of our supporters as well, but if you're able to make a gift during this critical time, you'll help ensure these kids won't have to wait even one unnecessary day for their wishes. Your support today will make future wishes possible, and - because of provisions in the recently approved COVID-19 stimulus bill - you could see benefits come tax time. 

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On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada family, we thank you for your support. Together, we can shine a light of hope joy to children in their darkest days, bringing them strength for tomorrow. 

Sincerely,

Caroline Ciocca

Caroline Ciocca
President & CEO
Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada



Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
9950 Covington Cross Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 212-9474