About Us

...where dreams really do come true...



Kids Wish Network has been making dreams come true for hundreds of thousands of children since 1997. We are dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children who are experiencing life-altering situations.

We started with the single purpose of granting wishes to children suffering with life-threatening conditions, but have since created additional programs to benefit kids nationwide, including Hero of the Month, Project Toy Drop, Holiday of Hope Gift Banks, and A Child Forever Funeral Assistance

Each and every day, we are moved by the incredible stories of children nationwide who are dealing with life-threatening illnesses, the effects of poverty, abuse or homelessness. Although they come from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, all of these children share one thing: they have faced remarkable challenges in their young lives and are in desperate need of hope.

Dedication and commitment to our children.

Our dedication and commitment to our children is what drives us to continue to grow and expand. It is our promise to continue to bring much-needed joy to these brave young hearts through our unique programs and services and bring them the hope and comfort they truly deserve.

Who We Are

Our History

For 20 years, Kids Wish Network has touched the lives of thousands of kids with the Magic of a Wish come true. What started with the single purpose of granting a wish for a local child suffering with a critical illness, has grown into a national organization that now serves thousands of children each year.

While coping with a family member’s battle against cancer, our founders witnessed firsthand the trauma pediatric cancer patients and their family’s undergo during those painful and debilitating treatments. It was then, gathered around the kitchen table during a conversation about the struggles these families face that Kids Wish Network was born and our first wish was granted.

As we worked with doctors and hospitals involved in the lives of our Wish Kids, we saw other young patients struggling with life-altering situations. Recognizing that their need for relief from hospital stays, doctor visits, and painful medical treatments were not being met by any other organization we expanded our mission to include additional key programs:

  • Courageous kids who overcome difficult circumstances, everything from complicated surgery to debilitating injuries to homelessness and abuse, are honored monthly as Heroes.
  • Sick and impoverished kids across the United States experience “Miles of Smiles” through our Project Toy Drop events and feel joy and hope in knowing their community cares.
  • When our Wish families face the loss of their child we are there for them, devoted to helping our wish families honor their child in a respectful and dignified manner by offering financial assistance towards a proper memorial ceremony through A Child Forever funeral assistance program.

It is only through the generosity and commitment of our donors that we are able to celebrate 20 years of hope. So very many were right there with us in the beginning and they remain with us today as our treasured Guardian Angels. Caring. Giving. Supporting us in whatever way was needed.

As we look to the future with resolve to celebrate life and encourage our Wish Kids and their families to remain hopeful, we also look to your continuing generosity.

We Need You!

Be A Wish Granter

Everyone, including individuals, organizations, and corporations, can help make dreams come true by donating to Kids Wish Network. When you direct your gift to our Guardian Angel fund your donation supports our programs and services to benefit the kids we serve.

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