July Community Partner of the Month Presented by Kaiser Permanente

July Community Partner of the Month Presented by Kaiser Permanente

Published Jul. 27, 2018 12:35 p.m. ET


Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.


Since its inception in 1983, the San Diego chapter has granted over 4,100 wishes for local children in San Diego and Imperial Counties. At Make-A-Wish, the goal is simple: to come into a child’s life during a difficult time and provide hope and a much-needed break from the daily challenges they are forced to face.


A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles … wishes find a way to make the world better.

Make-A-Wish San Diego’s 4,000th Wish


Renzo’s Wish to be a Padre for the Day



Join us at one of our Upcoming Events:



Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal, San Diego, CA 92106

The Make-A-Wish Tuna Challenge tournament will be returning & angling for support of a good cause this year. Hundreds of fishing enthusiasts from all over the country will participate in the event, culminating in an awards banquet including raffles, auctions and more! This tournament represents the largest tuna fishing tournament in the continental U.S., raising over $3 million to date for granting wishes in San Diego.

OCTOBER 13, 2018: WINE & WISHES 2018


The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009

Attend San Diego’s premier boutique wine event benefiting Make-A-Wish San Diego. Join us for an evening featuring winemakers and owners from the Napa Valley Vintners Association, local indie craft breweries, and extraordinary tastes from renowned San Diego chefs; a special blend of flavor, presentation, service, and style. The event will include silent and live auctions, luxury opportunity raffles, complimentary valet, a hosted bar and live entertainment, along with remarks from a local wish family and attending wish kid ambassadors
For more information on how you can get involved with Make-A-Wish, please visit www.sandiego.wish.org or call 858-707-9474.