Summer 2017

You brought Mila happiness

“It’s important for kids to have something to look forward to,” said Molly Hartney, vice president of merchandising and marketing for The Mine. That’s why she said yes to helping grant 9-year-old Mila’s wish to have a pottery studio.

It took a trend and design team from The Mine, together with interior designer Erica Whisenant and expertise from Solstice Painting and Seattle Pottery Supply, to give Mila the colorful, inspiring space of her dreams.

Mila’s smile lit up her face when she saw the studio for the first time.

And Mila’s wish also brought joy to everyone involved. “After granting Mila’s wish, it was great to come back to the office and tell everyone what we just did. Making someone else happy brings joy to everyone involved,” said Molly.


Seeing all these people supporting us feels like we’re not alone.”

– Teresa, Mila’s mom

Wishes wouldn’t be possible without the help of people like you. In the past four years, our waiting list has doubled. Right now, more than 500 kids like Mila are waiting for a wish. Wish kids need your support more than ever.

Special thanks to Erica Whisenant, Idea Decanter, The Mine, Seattle Pottery Supply, Solstice Painting and wish-granting volunteers Lisa Fugelo and Katie Brown.

From doctor to wish mom: Dr. Ponce de Leon’s story

Dr. Ponce de Leon has referred several patients to receive wishes because she knows that wishes are an important source of hope.

But she never guessed she’d become a wish parent herself.

Mark your calendars!

Join us for our NEW event, presented by Venture General Contracting. Enjoy beer and cider from some of Seattle’s local breweries, food and games with friends, and help raise funds to grant wishes.

Wishtoberfest

Georgetown’s Seattle Design Center

Friday, October 13, 2017

7-11 p.m.

Jack is waiting for his wish. Can you help?

It’s going to take paint, upholstery and more to grant 14-year-old Jack’s wish to have his truck restored.

What YOUR monthly gift can do

airline travel for a wish family

accessories for a room redo wish

dress for a Sweet 16 party wish

accessories for a photography wish

“You gave me hope for the future”

In 2002, you gave wish kid Ani a place to escape from hospitals, doctor appointments and medication when you granted her wish to have her own playhouse. The builders made sure her playhouse was sturdy; they wanted it to be part of Ani’s life for years to come.

Hear wish kid Ani reflect on her wish and how YOU gave her hope for the future.


Make-A-Wish means hope. Hope got us through diagnosis, treatment and the devastation of a life-threatening medical condition. For that, I thank you.”

– Benita, Ani’s mom

You can help future generations of wish kids

Benita has added Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington to her will. She says, “Make-A-Wish is my charity of choice, and I want to bring hope to children and families in the future.”

You too can bring hope to future generations by:

  • Including Make-A-Wish in your will or trust. Adding a codicil to your existing plan can be easy and inexpensive.
  • Designating Make-A-Wish as a beneficiary in your retirement plan, life insurance or other account, which is free, easy and quick to do.

Contact Asa Tate, director of philanthropy and mission advancement at 206.588.8960.

You can Give Wishes Wings

Did you know? Nearly 80 percent of wishes require airline travel.

YOUR frequent flier miles can be donated to send local wish children and their families on the trip of a lifetime.

Tune in to KOMO 4, KOMO News 1000AM/97.7 FM, Star 101.5 and Talk Radio 570 KVI on August 3, 2017 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and donate your miles during our Wishes in Flight® mileage drive.

Special thanks to Official Airline Partner

Thank you for Wishing it Forward

Photo courtesy of Brian David Casey

Wish kid Makenna has a rare, life-threatening connective disorder and has endured 15 surgeries in her 14 years.

This inspirational teenager took the stage at Wish Night® Gala & Auction: Wishing it Forward with a powerful message.

“Having a wish granted is like a bright spot in the middle of a dark storm. It is the highlight of our life,” she said. “So please help Make-A-Wish grant more kids’ wishes.”

In the past four years, our waiting list has doubled. Right now, more than 500 kids are waiting for a wish. We need you more than ever so we can reach out vision to grant a wish to every eligible child.

Photo courtesy Brian David Casey

Special thanks to our Wish Night sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

 

Official Airline Partner

Wish Champion Sponsors