Although this year’s event looks a little different due to COVID-19, and we can’t be together to celebrate local wish kids, our mission has not changed, and our wish kids need hope now more than ever.
Wish kids are some of the bravest and most inspiring children you'll ever know. They wish to play on a backyard play structure, explore the outdoors in a camper, become a popstar, meet a princess, drive an ATV, have a self-playing piano, pet a penguin, become a Husker football player and so much more.
When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Research shows wishes have positive effects on a child’s overall well-being and health outcomes.
From Aug. 20-24, we hope to raise critical funds to ensure wishes in Greater Nebraska can continue being granted, even in these unprecedented times. And we’re already one step closer to doing just that because of our amazing Evening of Wishes Title Sponsor. The Jim and Sharri Baldonado family and The Home Agency have generously pledged to do a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000 toward this fundraiser!
Now more than ever, hope is essential. Make-A-Wish Nebraska is committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.
If a child you loved were fighting a critical illness, what would you give to make their one heartfelt wish come true? Help us give the gift of a wish and hope for a better tomorrow to Greater Nebraska wish kids by donating today.