Make-A-Wish Israel is part of an international organization founded in the USA in 1980, which aims to fulfill the wishes of children between the ages of 3-18 who are fighting a critical illness.
Denise and Avi establish together Israel branch of Make-A-Wish in 1996, in memory of David Spiro, Denise brother. Their common goal was to fulfill for children suffering from life-threatening diseases, life-changing wishes. Make-A-Wish Israel has been operating since 1996 and has fulfilled over 5,000 transformational wishes to children.
In fulfilling the child’s one true wish, Make-A-Wish strives to provide a powerful and life-changing experience, an experience that gives hope, strength and joy during the most difficult period of their young lives. In many places around the world, doctors treat wish fulfillment as an integral part of the child’s care.
The wishes fall into 4 categories; to be, to go, to have and to meet. Examples are - to go to New York, Disneyland Paris, a football match in Barcelona or a musical in London; to have - a new laptop, electric guitar, or room makeover; to meet - their favorite singer, their favorite movie star or favorite sports star; to be - a firefighter, a veterinarian, a CEO of a company or even a king or queen for a day.
Donations to Make-A-Wish Israel are recognized by the government as a tax-deductible expense, in accordance with the provisions of section 46 of the government ordinance. Make -A-Wish Israel can also provide tax deductible receipts to doner from the US, CANADA and the UK.