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You have the power to make wishes come true, simply by organizing your friends, coworkers, or community for a Make-A-Wish® fundraiser. Fundraising events are a vital part of helping to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Raising funds for local wish kids is fun and exciting and there are so many ways to do it. It’s all up to your imagination and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your ideas.

Thinking of hosting a fundraising event, benefit or party? Choose Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic as the beneficiary charity and help grant wishes for local children with critical illnesses. To get started planning an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, please download and read the Special Events Proposal and Licensing Agreement or contact Brittney Hill at

Eleanor donated toys for wish kidsFrequently Asked Questions about Fundraising:

Q. Who can organize an event to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic?

A. Anyone! Any individual or group (employees of a corporation, school/university organization, religious group, etc.) can host an event as long as it is approved by Make-A-Wish. We also have programs for students of all ages! To learn more about college programs, visit our Wishmakers on Campus page. To learn more about how students K-12 can help, visit our Kids for Wish Kids page.

Q. How do I get approval to host an event?
A. Once you have decided on what type of event you’d like to host and when you’d like to host it, the first step towards getting approval from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is to complete, sign and return the Special Event Form and License Agreement.

Q. What kinds of events do people hold?

A. Individuals and groups hold all sorts of events including golf tournaments, anniversary parties, wine tastings, 5Ks, fashion shows and more!

Q. Is there a minimum donation required to host a fundraiser?

A. There is no minimum amount required to host a fundraiser, but the amount of support you can expect to receive from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, as well as the use of our trademarks and logo, in your publicity and advertising materials will depend on the proceeds you anticipate making to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Q. I want to publicize this event through media outlets in my community. Is that okay?

A. All publicity materials (posters, invitations, email announcements, press releases, etc.) need to be approved by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic prior to print and distribution. This is so we can make sure that the terminology used to describe the mission of Make-A-Wish and those we serve is correct.

Q. Where does the money raised at my event go?

A. The proceeds from your event go directly towards our mission of granting wishes to children with critical illnesses here in the Mid-Atlantic.

For more information, please call 301.962.9474 or email Brittney Hill at

  • Clearpath Solutions hosted their annual golf tournament fundraiser in October, 2016

  • Dogfish Head Alehouse hosted a Fall Festival to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic in November, 2016

  • The Fraternal Order of the Police rallied together to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic in October, 2016

  • The Goldfish Swim School in Columbia, MD made their first anniversary party into a FUNdraiser in October, 2016

  • Potomac Point Winery hosted a wine tasting and silent auction event in December, 2016

  • Volunteers and staff helped wrap gifts for donations at Tysons Corner in December, 2016

Working with Make-A-Wish® for the past ten years has been a heartwarming and rewarding experience. It is a true pleasure to be associated with such a wonderful organization that does so very much for children. We hope to continue our annual Tickled Pink event at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. as a benefit for Make-A-Wish for years to come. ”

— Diana Bulger

Upcoming Events


Little Treasury

November 23, 2019


Brad's Christmas Lights Show

December 01, 2019


Photos with Santa

December 03, 2019

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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
6555 Rock Spring Drive
Suite 280
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 962-9474
After Hours Nightline (301) 962-9474