We grant wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 18 who are in the fight of their lives, battling a life threatening medical condition. We customize every wish to the interests of each child.
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.
Our professional and caring wish coordinators are enthusiastically involved in every aspect of the child s extraordinary experience and work closely with the family to make the entire wish adventure one that the Wish Kid and their family will treasure forever. And we take the time to get to know each child so we can create a personalized, unique wish experience just for them!
We grant Hero wishes to children who have faced life-altering circumstances with extreme bravery and courage. We award these young Heroes who are in the care of hospitals, shelters, and other facilities nationwide with special Hero bears, t-shirts, certificates, and, best of all, a gift card to spend however they choose.
The honorees of this program are children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have faced and overcome difficult circumstances, often enduring a great deal of pain and suffering. Hospitals and child care facilities throughout the entire country participate in this program by nominating five children every month for the entire year as “Heroes of the Month.” Kids Wish Network then recognizes the children as that facility’s Heroes of the Month.
The CLASS program (Creating Laughter And Spreading Smiles) reaches out to schools, with the goal of students creating much-needed happiness for sick kids coping with life-threatening illnesses.
CLASS enables students to experience the magic of giving… From their role in the process, to seeing the positive outcome of their philanthropic efforts. Helping others boosts self-esteem, inspires kindness, promotes connectivity and humanitarian values. CLASS is a memorable experience for both students and Wish Kids. Children will feel empowered having a positive impact on the lives of others and excel in CLASS.0
To show our appreciation for the sacrifices military families make for our freedom and keeping our nation safe, we’ve created these special events of togetherness, unifying families dealing with the same challenges, and bringing them a boost of hope and happiness.
Children are so close to our hearts, and they all deserve a bright future. Project Toy Drop also inspires at-risk kids who are facing significant challenges such as homelessness, abuse, neglect, abandonment, and physical or mental challenges. We work with mayors, sheriffs, and other city officials, bringing the community together and nurturing positive relationships between youth and city role models including community leaders, fire fighters and law enforcement.
Kids Wish Network Holiday Of Hope On Tour heads into town delivering new toys, games, clothing, and other much-needed items to bring laughter to these deserving children and their families who are facing such things as poverty, addiction, homelessness and other situations that often put them at risk. Kids Wish works with the host city, top toy manufacturers, trucking companies, local businesses and other sponsors to present a full event.
In addition to bringing joy to hundreds of thousands of children nationwide, Kids Wish Network Holiday Of Hope On Tour events foster a positive relationship between the children and the communities where they live. Showing the children know that their police and fire departments and local city and county officials truly care about them can make a positive impact on their relationship in the future.
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.