About Us

Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses

Our mission and history

Singapore Affiliate

Our Mission

“We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”


Our Vision

“To reach every medically eligible child in Singapore”


The Singapore affiliate started this amazing journey in April 2002, and we’ve granted over 1,200 wishes. We have eight staff in our office and a pool of dedicated volunteers to help us grant wishes and raise funds for our mission. We are part of a global organisation which began in 1980 after a team of people granted the wish of a little boy called Chris in Arizona, whose dream was to be a policeman.


Chris had leukaemia, and people around him realised that he may not have had the chance to experience his dream. With the help of the local police, Chris wish was granted. He had an amazing day riding in a police helicopter, sworn in as an honorary patrolman, given a specially-made uniform, and a chance to show off his motorcycling skills.


The people involved in his wish were so moved by the experience that they pledged to continue to "share the power of a wish". Since the granting of Chris’ wish, the Make–A-Wish Foundation International has been responsible for making the wishes of over 350,000 children come true.

Our mission and history

Our Founding

Make-A-Wish Foundation International has become the largest wish-granting organisation in the world, and can be found in 40 countries on five continents. Make-A-Wish Foundation International serves children outside the United States, while the Make-A-Wish Foundation America serves children within the United States.


http://worldwish.org/en/


GROWTH OF THE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has grown in capabilities with the addition of each new affiliate territory. These new territories bring new knowledge, operational and cultural understanding, which consistently improves the Foundation’s ability to accomplish its goals and further pursue its mission.

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