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Messages of Hope

Now more than ever, the world needs the hope of a wish. At Make-A-Wish, we believe in the power of hope, and the idea that we live in a world that can keep wishing, no matter the circumstances. For 40 years, we have provided life-changing hope, strength and joy to children with critical illnesses.

Every child deserves a childhood, but right now, more wishes are waiting than ever before. And in these challenging times, Make-A-Wish kids represent some of the most vulnerable of our population. While they wait for their wish to come true, help us do all we can to encourage them by sharing a message of hope. Together we can shine a light of hope and joy for children in their darkest days, bringing them strength for tomorrow.


Step 1

Create a message, video, photo, song, dance —whatever you can imagine — sharing a message of hope.

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Step 2

Post to any social media channel, tag @wishillinois and @makeawishamerica & use the hashtag, #WishesAreWaiting.


Step 3

Tag and invite 2 or more of your friends to join in.

Tips for Creating Your Message of Hope

☆ Speak from the heart
☆ Let them know they're supported
☆ Remind them to keep wishing
☆ Give them encouragement

Spread More Hope Today

Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474