Your gift brings wishes to life - every dollar counts
Giving a regular monthly donation is one of the best ways you can help make more wishes come true for Australian children with a life-threatening illness.
Regular donations help us plan ahead
Make-A-Wish relies on supporters like you to help make wishes come true - we don’t receive government funding.
Today, one third of our total income comes from regular monthly donations, helping to deliver more wishes, faster and with maximum confidence throughout the year.
In addition to providing greater certainty, your regular monthly gift also reduces administration costs, meaning more money goes directly to creating children’s wishes.
Being a Regular Giver means more
There’s lots to love about giving regularly to Make-A-Wish:
- Join an exceptional group of Australians who believe in the life-changing power of a wish
- Know that you’re helping seriously ill children and their families when they need it most
- Share and follow updates on the unforgettable wishes you're making come true
- Receive a consolidated tax statement at the end of each financial year
All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
Become a wish hero in three simple steps
Hit the get started button, enter a donation amount, and be sure the 'give monthly' option is selected. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.
Choose your regular donation processing date (ie. Day 2 of the month) and enter secure payment details. You'll receive confirmation when your donation is processed.
You'll receive a Make-A-Wish Welcome Pack in the post shortly after you sign up. We'll also send you a consolidated tax statement at the end of each financial year, and keep you updated on the impact you have on the lives of sick kids around Australia.
Set up your regular gift
Yes. All transactions on the Make-A-Wish Australia website are secure and protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
When you donate online, Make-A-Wish uses Ezidebit, a reputable payment gateway, to process online donations on our behalf. The merchant will show as “Ezidebit” (rather than Make-A-Wish) on your credit or debit card statement.
When you donate via a fundraising campaign on everydayhero, the merchant will show as "Everyday Hero".
Make-A-Wish shares some examples of the impact various donations can have on our giving forms - however there is no fixed amount and the choice is entirely yours.
Whatever you choose to donate, we are grateful for your support.
No - there is no fixed term that you need to sign up to. It's an ongoing agreement until you let us know otherwise.
You can update your payment preferences anytime, including the amount you give and date your donation is processed. Just contact our Supporter Care team on 1800 032 260 or email [email protected].
Please note, for security reasons, we can’t update your credit or debit card details over email. Please call and leave a message if it's after hours, letting us know when to call you back.
In Australia today, the latest medical guidelines suggest more than 9,500 children have a life-threatening illness*. Thousands more are born or diagnosed with serious illnesses each year, for example:
- Around 3,000 babies are born with a heart condition each year (health.gov.au)
- One in every 2,500 births produces a child with cystic fibrosis (cysticfybrosis.org.au)
- 950 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer (Children's Cancer Institute)
While many kids eventually learn to cope with or even beat their illness, normal childhood experiences can easily get lost in the months and years of treatment needed to survive. There’s little opportunity for sick kids to just be kids, enjoying the moments other families take for granted.
*Source: Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines – Dec 2018 Paediatric Addendum
Wish children whose images feature on this page:
Ace, 18, dystonia - I wish to be a part of the Brisbane Lions’ inner sanctum.
Sophie, 11, a rare brain tumour - I wish to shrink like Alice and have a Mad Hatter Tea Party.