How do you pay for the wishes?
We rely entirely on private donations from individuals, companies, foundations, schools and corporations. We receive no government funds or grants.
How much of Make-A-Wish Central and Western North funds are spent on wishes?
82% of all funds received go towards fulfilling wishes.
How are the rest of Make-A-Wish's funds spent?
14% is used on fund raising, 4% is used on administration and as stated above, 82% are used to make wishes come true.
Does Make-A-Wish conduct telemarketing campaigns?
No, the Foundation has a policy against telemarketing because it is considered intrusive and not cost-effective. However, be careful of sound-alike organizations that conduct aggressive telemarketing campaigns. Many donors are confused and think they are donating to Make-A-Wish. They are not.
Will my donation help local children or will it be sent to your national organization?
Donations raised in our chapter territory stay local to help fund wish granting of children in our area. Donors can request that their donation be restricted to a specific geographic area, if desired.
Do you receive funding from the United Way?
While Make-A-Wish is not a United Way agency, we do participate in its Contributor’s Choice program in many of the counties it serves.
Can I donate my airline miles to Make-A-Wish?
Yes. Your donation of airline miles can help us grant hundreds of travel wishes. To donate your miles, please click here.
Can I make an in-kind donation to Make-A-Wish?
Yes. The Foundation relies on in-kind contributions to lessen the cost of goods and services. To make an in-kind donation, please contact our office at (704) 339-0334.
Can my financial contribution be tax deductible?
Yes. Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, financial contributions may be deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your financial advisor to determine the extent of tax deductibility.
How can I make a monetary donation to Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina?
You can make an online donation specifically to our chapter, or mail your donation to our headquarters (1131 Harding Place; Charlotte, NC 28204).