The Adopt-A-Wish program offers donors the chance to sponsor the wish of a child in the Garden State. A member of our staff will help you identify a wish kid based on any number of factors, including geography, medical condition, wish type or age.  

Each year hundreds of children are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions throughout New Jersey. When a child is diagnosed, their world suddenly collapses. They are robbed of a carefree childhood and are forced to deal with realities that no child should have to undergo. Once filled with school, play, extracurricular activities and time with friends, their new reality is a constant string of doctor appointments, frightening and sometimes painful tests, surgical procedures and hospital stays. 
Imagine the joy, elation and gratitude that these children and families experience when they receive an unconditional wish. This gift is unparalleled and unique to Make-A-Wish®. It is something that no medicine, no doctors and no nurses can provide. 

And you can help by becoming an Adopt-A-Wish Partner. 

How Can I Make A Difference? 

For the children, families and our community, your support can make all the difference. 

Our vision is a wish for every eligible child in New Jersey. Right now, for every child who receives the life-affirming gift of a wish experience, there are more children we are still trying to reach and, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, there are even more children waiting for their wishes than ever before. 


The Adopt-A-Wish Investment 

Through our Adopt-A-Wish program, your support can help us inspire hope and bring joy to a child. Your gift will be attributed to all expenses associated with a child’s wish. In doing so, you will create cherished memories for not only a wish child, but their entire family. 

The following gift levels represent the typical costs associated with a wish: 

A gift of $15,000 funds a trailer or camper. 

A gift of $10,000 funds a swimming pool, hot tub or spa 

A gift of $7,500 funds a sports or camping equipment, playhouse, playset or clubhouse 

A gift of $5,000 funds a room makeover, musical instrument or tuition assistance 


We could not make the transformative power of a wish happen without the generosity of our loyal friends in the community. Your gift will help us sustain a legacy that we have proudly continued since we first began granting wishes in 1983: that no eligible child will ever be turned down due to lack of funding.