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In-Kind

You can help create life-changing experiences for wish kids by donating goods such as frequent flier miles, hotel loyalty points, building materials, new electronics and more. Approximately 40 percent of the total value of wishes are provided by in-kind donations. Donated items must be new, please.

Amazon Wish List 

For a curated shopping list of wish enhancement items shop the Make-A-Wish Michigan Amazon Wish List. Purchase items for local wish kids to enjoy directly from your Amazon account and have them shipped right to our Brighton office! Wish enhancements are those special touches that create magic, surprise and most of all, make the wish child feel special and cared about. They can also be used as "ice breakers" when our dedicated volunteers go to meet wish kids.  
*If you would like a gift receipt please check the "This is a gift" box and provide your contact information in the gift message.*

Our Wish List:

As part of our wish granting process, volunteers provide a few small gifts to each wish child and their siblings leading up to and on the day of their wish. You can be a part of the fun and anticipation a child experiences when they receive these special gifts by donating items from our wish list. All items should be new and under $20 in value. 

Current Popular Items:

  • Legos for girls and boys
  • Superhero figurines
  • Disney "Frozen" items
  • Stickers (Disney-themed)
  • Disney autograph books
  • Princess items
  • Mickey and Mickey Mouse items
  • Disney stuffed animals
  • Outdoor games (Velcro ball, whiffle ball, Frisbees)
  • Photo albums
  • Scarves (teenage girl)
  • Disney drawstring bags
  • Superhero drawstring bags
  • Headphones
  • iPhone cases
  • Craft kits
  • Princess dolls
  • Gift cards in $10-20 increments (Amazon, restaurants such as fast food, Applebees, Chilis, iTunes, Walmart, Meijer, Target)
  • Small travel games
  • Board games
  • Michigan sports team items
  • Star Wars items

General Kids Items:

  • Crayons and coloring books (please provide both)

  • Disposable cameras

  • Activity books and doodle pads

  • Tickets to children/teen concerts or shows

  • Dress up accessories (princesses, pirates, capes, crowns, hats)

  • Action figures or dolls

  • Small toy vehicles

  • Lego Sets

  • Multicultural Barbies

  • Magazines for kids and teens
  • Small photo albums
  • Gift cards for any major chain store or fast food restaurant, iTunes cards

Teen Items:

  • Journals and gel pens

  • Purses/tote bags, hair accessories & fun socks

  • Hand held video games

  • iTunes gift cards or video games

  • Gift cards for any major chain store

Disney Items:

  • Disney character autograph books

  • Small photo albums

  • Any Disney toys 

Sports Items:

  • Michigan/Sports team items 

  • Hats, pennants and posters

  • Tickets to sporting events

Games & Crafts:

  • Travel games or board games

  • Playing cards and card games

  • Arts and drafts kits, bead/jewelry kits

  • Scrapbook kits, art sets

Pizza Party Pack:

Right before a child’s wish trip, we often provide a “Pizza Party Pack” which consists of pizza coupons and other fun items. This makes the evening before the family’s trip more fun and less hectic.

  • Pizza gift cards – $10 or $20 increments

  • Disposable cameras

  • Colorful tissue paper for packaging

Office Supplies:

Helping us keep our administrative costs down means we can grant more wishes!

  • Copy paper or card stock – white or pastel

  • Address labels – Avery 5160 or equivalent

  • Shipping labels – Avery 5164 or equivalent

  • New spools of narrow satin or curling gift ribbon, in all colors (for our “wish wands”)

  • Colored tissue paper (for gift boxes)

  • Office Max gift cards (for office supplies)

  • Stamps

Please note: to respect the safety and comfort of our wish families, please do not include:

  • Used items, new only please. Please leave items in their original packaging

  • Sad or scary books, movies or toys

  • Candy, gum or any food items please

  • Items that make references to specific holidays or religions

  • Notes, cards that refer to sickness, sympathy or anything sad 

 

To see if your item can help us share the power of a wish®, please contact us at:

Toll-free: 800.622.WISH (9474)
Fax: 734.994.8025
jvfu@zvpuvtna.jvfu.bet

Make-A-Wish Michigan
7600 Grand River Ave., Suite 175
Brighton, MI 48114

Make-A-Wish® Michigan
7600 Grand River Avenue
Suite 175
Brighton, MI 48114
(734) 994-8620
Toll Free Michigan Only (800) 622-9474
Make-A-Wish® Michigan, Grand Rapids Office
648 Monroe Ave NW
Suite 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 363-4607
Toll Free (877) 631-9474