Make-A-Wish Singapore is a children’s charity organisation that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses
“TOGETHER, WE CREATE LIFE-CHANGING WISHES FOR CHILDREN WITH CRITICAL ILLNESSES.”
“TO GRANT THE WISH OF EVERY ELIGIBLE CHILD IN SINGAPORE.”
Make-A-Wish Singapore is part of the world’s largest wish granting organisation and the only wish granting organisation of its kind in Singapore. It was born from the transformational effects of a wish on the wider community, where our founders pledged to ‘share the power of a wish’. The Singapore affiliate started our amazing journey in March 2002.
We believe wishes provide children the strength to look past their situations and limitations, assist families in overcoming their anxieties and have the potential to galvanise entire communities in creating hope, strength and joy for the children as well as their loved ones. Most importantly, we believe that wishes can improve a child’s quality of life, giving them a better chance of recovery.
In 1980, 7-year-old Christopher James Greicius, a little boy in Arizona battling leukemia, dreamt of being a police officer. A team of people came together to grant Chris’ wish, which inspired the eventual creation of Make-A-Wish.
Since Chris’ life-changing experience, Make-A-Wish has granted over 500,000 wishes worldwide. Each wish comes with renewed strength and encouragement for every child and family we serve.
MEET The people
Our Board of Directors provides us with strategic direction and guidance, while our growing team of dedicated staff at Make-A-Wish Singapore keeps the organisation running and our wish granting work possible.