Adult  & Children's  "SPECIAL WISH " PROGRAMS
                          
Dream Foundation    
Phone:  1-805-564-2131             
Website:  www.dreamfoundation.org
The Dream Foundation is the first nonprofit organization to grant wishes to terminally ill adults
over the age of 18.  The foundation operates on a small-cash budget and relies on non-monetary donations such as airline tickets, hotel rooms and meals.  The organization grants wishes to those
who are expected to have less than a year to live.  Common dreams include reunions with old friends, family trips with children and items for comfort.  The wish may be for financial assistance as well.


BADF Disabled Hunter Services / Life Hunts
10540 Daystar Drive
Tuscaloosa AL  35405
Phone: 205-366-8415
Email: dsullivan@buckmasters.com
Website:  http://www.buckmasters.com/resources/vadf/disabled-hunters/badf-life-hunts.aspx
Provides Life Hunting trips to critically ill and/or disabled youths under age 21.


Children's Hopes & Dreams
86 Auble Road
Blairstown NJ  07825
Phone: 873-361-7366
Email:  info@chdfdover.org
Website: www.ChildrensWishes.org
Children that  serve suffer with illnesses such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, AIDS, Hodgkin's disease, leukemia, muscular dystrophy, and sickle cell, to name only a few.  They cooperate with organizations such as the American Cancer Society, serious illness camps, Ronald McDonald Houses, children's hospitals nationwide, Leukemia Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association and many more.


Suite Dreams Project
C/O The General Sports Foundation
400 Water Street  Suite #250
Rochester MI  48307
Phone:  248-601-0799
Email:  sdp@generalsports.com
Website:  www.SuiteDreamsProject.org
Transforms the bedrooms of children with serious and/or long-term illnesses into places
of magic & warmth.


The Children's Wish Foundation
8615 Roswell Road
Atlanta GA  30350-7526
Phone:  800-323-WISH
Website: www.childrenswish.org
Orlando-based organization that grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses
who have not yet reached their 18th birthday.  Focuses primarily on children who reside in
Florida but has also granted wishes to children from other parts of the U.S., Canada, England,
and Russia.


A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.
250 Memory Lane
Columbus OH  43209
Phone:  800-486-WISH
Website:  www.spwish.org
This organization's mission is to enhance the quality of life for those children/adolescents (under
20 years of age) who have a life-threatening or terminal disorder by allowing their special wish to
become reality.  It has 21 chapters throughout the U.S. as well as a chapter in Moscow, Russia.


AirLifeLine.
Website:  www.AirLifeLine.org
Provides FREE air transportation nationwide for people with medical and financial need and for
other humanitarian reasons (such as wish-granting trips).


AngelWish
PO Box 186
Rutherford NJ  07070
Website: www.angelwish.org
Helps grant wishes and also provides food, medical care, education and counseling for children
and families affected by HIV/AIDS.


Believe in Tomorrow National Children's Foundation
6601 Frederick Road
Baltimore MD  21228
Phone:  800-933-5470
Website:  www.grant-a-wish.org
Programs and services help children with life-threatening illnesses believe in hope, joy and the
promise of tomorrow.  The foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for critically ill
children and their families through three unique programs.  Serving over 38,000 children each year,
they have become a national leader in pediatric support services to help ease pain, reduce loneliness
and bring joy to children throughout their treatment process.


Chef David's Kids
1100 E. Oakland Park Blvd.   #203
Fort Lauderdale   FL   33334
Phone:  954-565-8129
Email:  chefdavid@chefdavidskids.com
Website: www.chefdavidskids.com
Helps children afflicted with any form of terminal illness such as cancer, leukemia, and pediatric
HIV and children who are neglected and/or abused.  They have handled thousands of interactions
and wishes for children in the last 10 years and have never failed to help when needed, no matter
how many times a child needs them.


Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
PO Box 29119
Phoenix, AZ  85038-9119   National Address
Michigan Chapter:
230 Huron View Blvd.
Ann Arbor MI  48103-2948
Email:  wish@wishmich.org
Website:  www.wishmich.org


Give Kids The World
210 South Bass Road
Kissimmee  FL  34746
Email: dream@gktw.org
Website:  www.gktw.org
Similar to Make-A-Wish.  Grants vacations to Florida for severely ill children.


Nock
PO Box 1822
Tacoma  WA  98401
Phone:                    
Website:  www.nockonline.org
Nock is dedicated to providing programs that improve the quality of life of chronically ill kids
across America.  Currently, Nock is focusing its services on assistive technology.  It is estimated
that thousands of children do not receive medically-prescribed equipment such as wheelchairs
and ACC devices due to economic barriers. To provide the needed assistive technology.  Nock
has established a National Partnership Network that meet the strictest standards as set forth by
RESNA to ensure quality care.


Kids Wish Network
4060 Louis Ave.
Holiday FL  34691
Phone:  727-937-3600  OR  888-918-9004
Website: www.kidswishnetwork.org


Children's Resource Network
21021 Huron River Drive
New Boston MI  48164
Phone: 934-753-0543
Email:  crnc@wideopenwest.com
Website: www.childrensresourcenetwork.pantrynet.org


THANKS  (Tailgaters Helping Aid Needy Kid's Spirits)
Phone:  734-269-6071


Bikers Who Care
PO Box 1253
Clarksville  TN  37041-1253
Website:  www.bikerswhocare.org
Grants wishes for camp & other help to children with life-threatening illnesses.  Helps children
primarily in Tennessee but also other areas of the country.


Brass Ring Society, Inc.
500 Macaw Lane #5
Fern Park, FL  32730
Phone: 407-339-6188 OR   800-666-WISH
Email:  brassring@brassring.org
The Brass Ring Society is a national non-profit organization that designs programs and grants
wishes for children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses and other children who are abused, handicapped, and mentally retarded.  The society has chapters in all 50 states.


Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
"Just for Kids"
29777 Telegraph  Suite #1651
Southfield MI  48034
Phone:  248-353-8222 OR 800-825-2536
Website:  www.leukemiamichigan.org
Special events, toys, information and financial support for children with leukemia.


The Desi Geestman Foundation
3131 Foothill Blvd.  Suite L
LaCrescenta  CA  91214
Phone:  818-249-1105
Website:  www.4desi.org
Arranges temporary housing, medical supplies, transportation.


Starbright Starlight Foundation
Midwest Chapter
30 E. Adams  Suite #1020
Chicago IL  60683
Phone: 312-251-7827
Website: www.starlight-midwest.org
Dedicated to the development of projects that empower seriously ill children to combat the medical
and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis.  Starbright projects do more than educate or entertain: they address the core issues that accompany illness--the pain, fear, loneliness, and depression that can be as damaging as the sickness itself.  This organization, through the efforts of Starbright Chairmen Steven Spielberg and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, have brought together an innovative combination of leaders from the worlds of technology, medicine, and entertainment to ensure that no child need sacrifice quality of life in an illness.


United Special Sportsman Alliance
7864 Shotwell Road
Pittsville WI  54466
Phone:  800-518-8019  OR 715-884-2256
Website:  www.childswish.com
A non-profit Christian organization that routinely coordinates with other caring organizations world-
wide in fulfilling a dream wish.  If you know of a child (or adult) who is terminally ill or disabled and
would like to go on a FREE DREAM HUNT, FISHING TRIP AND CAMPING OR CANOEING, please contact U.S.S.A. and we will try to fulfill their "Dream Wish".  Working with deer, elk, turkey, bear, pheasant farms, and property owners as well as preserves and ranches has made our hunting, fishing trips and outdoor adventures known nationwide.


Wishing Well Foundation
3929 Veterans Memorial Blvd. #303
Melairie  LA  70002
Phone:  888-ONE-WISH (663-9474)
Email:  WellFoundation@bellsouth.net
Website:  www.wishingwellusa.org
The Wishing Well Foundation will consider the wish of any child with a life-threatening illness from
ages 3 to 18.  The Wishing Well Foundation receives referrals from doctors, nurses, and people just
like you!  Many of the wishes are for trips to theme parks or a special day with a special someone...
perhaps a celebrity or hero.  The wish can be most complex or very simple.


Her Hearts Wish
PO Box 294
Lititz PA  17543
Website:  www.HerHeartsWish.org
A national wish-granting organization for women 18 to 78.


Lisa Madonia Memorial Fund
409 Veloit
Forest Park, IL  60130
Phone: 708-366-2057
Charitable organization dedicated to granting wishes and providing support to 18 to 25 year olds
with cancer.  No geographic boundaries.


Manny's Caring Hands
38224 Stevens Road
Lovettsville VA  20180
Phone:  540-822-4774
Website:  www.mannys-caringhands.org/index.cfm
Meeting the physical and emotional needs of physically-challenged, special needs orphans, patients, families, and caregivers in the U.S. and around the world.


Fallen Heroes Last Wish Foundation
30 West Sola Street
Santa Barbara CA  93101
Phone:  805-962-7843
Email:  fhlwf@ghs.com
Website:   www.lastwishfoundation.org
Seeks to provide the final wishes of soldiers killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom by providing
funds to properly raise and educate all the children of these soldiers.


Majic Foundation (Growth Disorders)
6645 West North Avenue
Oak Park, IL  60302
Phone:  708-383-0808  OR  800-3-MAGIC3 (362-4423)
Website:  http://www.magicfoundation.org
National nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children whose physical growth is affected
by a medical problem.


Queen for a Day (QFAD)
Phone:  248-217-7656
Email: qfad.heroes@gmail.com
Website: www.detroitqfad.com  OR  www.qfad.org  (national chapter)
A non-profit organization designed to raise the self-esteem and self-confidence of young ladies ages
3-21, with cancer.  They hold events at local hospitals called tea parties where each girl receives the
royal treatment, which includes a makeover, manicure and lots of love.  Tiaras donated by beauty
queens are placed on each girl's head and they are crowned "Queen for a Day!"  The girls get to keep
the tiaras to remind them of the event. 


Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation
12708 S.E. Stephens Street
Portland OR  97233
Email:  wishdirector@makingmemories.org 
OR   mminfo@makingmemories.org
Website:  www.makingmemories.org


Kids Kicking Cancer
645 GriswoldStreet  Suite 444
Detroit MI  48226
Phone:  313-557-0021
Website:  www.kidskickingcancer.net
Weekly martial arts for sick kids up to age 22, siblings and parents.  Sibling support and hospice
care also.   Held at various Metro Detroit area locations.


Rainbow Connection
621 W. University
Rochester MI  48307
Phone:  248-601-9474
Email: info@rainbowwishconnection.org
Website:  www.rainbowwishconnection.org
A Michigan-based nonprofit that grants wishes for children who are suffering from life-threatening
or terminal illnesses.


Chai Lifeline
Website:  www.chailifeline.org
Provides mentors for ill children.


Twilight Wish Foundation
PO Box 1042
Doylestown, PA  18901
Phone:  877-893-9474
Website:  www.twilightwishfoundation.org
To qualify for a wish, you must be a U.S. citizen, age 68 or older or a permanent resident of an elder-care facility, and with an income less than $19,000 and with assets of less than $100,000.  Recipients must
also have a "documented history of contributing positively to the welfare of others over their lifetime".









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