Many wonderful organizations around the world bring help and hope to children affected by cancer, their families and adult survivors.
The following is a selection of resources that we think may be valuable to you. We hope this directory will grow in time to include resources in many countries.
If you know of a good resource not listed within these pages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the information so we can look into listing it.
In addition to the wish-granting organizations listed below, many local organizations provide special experiences for children. Ask your hospital social worker for information on services in your area. The Association of Wish Granting Organizations also has a list of affiliated organizations offering wishes to children throughout the world.
An annual, all-expenses paid and medically supported trip to Disney World and the other central Florida attractions for 290 British children (1 full boeing 747) with disabilities and/or serious and life-threatening illnesses. Children must be aged between 7-14. This is not a wish-granting charity, but provides trip-of-a-lifetime experiences for deserving children who must be nominated for their place on the flight.
Established by a Florida businessman who cared about one little girl’s wish, GKTW Village is a non-profit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses whose one wish is to visit central Florida’s best loved attractions. Provides accommodation through wish-granting organizations and independent funding of wish-trips to Walt Disney World and other Central Florida attractions.
Make A Wish Foundation (International)
Worldwide chapters and affiliates in 30 countries. Grants wishes to children aged under 18, from anywhere in the world, who have a life-threatening illness.
An Orlando-based organisation granting wishes to children aged under 18 who have life-threatening illnesses. NHFK focuses primarily on children living in Florida, but has also granted wishes to children from other parts of the US, Canada, England, and Russia.
Has chapters across the country. Grants wishes to children aged 3-19 who are challenged by life threatening illnesses or severe physical disabilities. Also runs Dreamlift day trips to children aged 7-19.