Changing lives,                  
one wish at a time.

CHRISTMAS GIVING PROGRAM

**The Christmas Program is designed to help wish families (have a child with a life-threatening illness and have qualified for a wish from Wishing Star) residing in Eastern/Central Washington and Idaho only.

 


Sponsor a Wish Family for Christmas

During the Christmas season, we invite folks to sponsor a wish family who may need extra support to make Christmas a little brighter. Sponsors purchase gifts for each member of the family.

Wishing Star's Christmas Giving Program is an extension of the Beyond the Wish Program where community support is essential. In the past two years, over 160 families in our service area have received support.

You can sign up at any time of year to become a Christmas Giving sponsor. You can choose the family size which you want to sponsor. If you do not have the time to shop, you can donate cash. Wishing Star has volunteers who will do the shopping for you.

Sponsoring a wish family entails:

Purchasing a practical and a fun gift for each member of the family. (We suggest you spend approximately $100 on each family member)  A complete list of practical and fun gift ideas will be provided. Avoid religious or political gifts unless requested by the family.

Leaving sales tags on items, with a gift receipt included, when possible. Items must be new, due to the sensitivity of many wish children's immune systems.

Wrapping each gift and tagging with the family member’s name. 

Purchasing a grocery gift certificate for Christmas dinner.  We recommend $75 for a family of four.  We are not able to accept food, due to complexity of many wish children's dietary restrictions.

Individuals, families, groups and businesses can make a real difference in the lives of our wish families by becoming a Christmas Giving Sponsor. Please complete the sponsor form here!

 


Call to Wish Families

BECAUSE OF LIMITED SPONSORS, FAMILIES ARE SERVED AS APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

We have a limited number of sponsors to pair with wish families. If you need extra support to make Christmas bright for your family, please complete the online form below Please keep in mind that this program is designated for wish families only who have been qualified to get a wish or who have already been granted a wish. We will do what we can to make a match. (Maximum years any one family can be served through this program is three years)

Click HERE for the wish family application.

We understand no two families look alike.  If you have questions about eligibility please contact Veronica, 744-3411 or veronicas@wishingstar.org. 

BECAUSE OF LIMITED SPONSORS, FAMILIES ARE SERVED AS APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

 


Don't Just Give a Gift...GRANT A WISH this holiday season!

Make a child's wish come true by participating in our Share-a-Wish program. This program pairs sponsors with a wish that you can grant through your financial contribution! Take a peek at the current wishes that you can sponsor. Make this holiday season extra special by surprising a child with their wish!