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Wish It Forward

ABOUT WISH IT FORWARD│FAQS

Q: WHAT IS WISH IT FORWARD?

Powered by the fundraising efforts of the community, the Wish It Forward program provides a platform for people of all ages to join forces and take part in the wish granting process by raising funds to make wishes a reality.

Q: WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

We rely on YOU- wish families, community partners and neighbors- to help us raise the vital funds necessary to provide the transformational, long lasting, power of a wish for every eligible child.

Q: WHY SHOULD I WISH IT FORWARD?

As the number of wishes we grant increases, so does the need for critical funding. This year we plan to grant over 500 wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions at the average cost of $8900 a wish. By joining the Wish It Forward movement, you ensure the fulfillment of our mission.

Q: WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

*Submit a testimonial! There is nothing more powerful than your words, pictures, stories and quotes to ignite support.

*Become an ambassador! Wishes are only made possible by telling the Make-A-Wish story, your story. Become an ambassador for the chapter helping to raise awareness and garner community support for our mission.

Q: HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

1. Register - Visit www.wishyourway.org to set up a fundraising site!

2. Select a fundraising goal!

3. Utilize your Webpage - Take advantage of the tools available and share why you are Wishing it Forward

4. Reach your goal by asking for support

5. Celebrate your success! Be sure to share with us on social media by using hash tag #IWisheditForward

THE IMPACT OF A WISH

The Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana chapter fulfills upward of 500 wishes a year. Studies show, the wish experience is a vital part of a child’s battle against life-threatening medical conditions and is a powerful force for creating stronger communities.

89% of parents observed an increase in wish-kids’ emotional strength and overall health status.


81% of parents observed an increased willingness by their wish-kids to comply with difficult medical treatments.


97% of parents said the wish experience strengthened their families and gave them the opportunity to be a “normal” family again.


91% of volunteers and 94% of wish parents expressed a deeper commitment to philanthropy and volunteering.


Please email Amanda at amewborn@texgulf.wish.org if you are interested in getting involved!

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
12625 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
(281) 491-9474

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana, Louisiana Office
3340 Severn Avenue
Suite 350
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 846-9474
Toll Free (888) 677-9474