Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Right now, your gift is more important than ever, as nearly 80 children in El Paso are currently waiting for their wishes to be granted. You can help bring them joy and hope by making a gift for El Paso Giving Day. Thanks to the de Wetter Charitable Foundation through the El Paso Community Foundation, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $7,500. Give now and help us reach our $20,000 goal. Make-A-Wish is 100% locally funded by generous donors like you!

Causes: Children and Youth, Health and Mental Well-being

At Make-A-Wish, we seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because every child deserves a childhood. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers, Make-A-Wish North Texas and 59 other Make-A-Wish chapters throughout the U.S. have granted more than 330,000 wishes nationwide. Since 1982, Make-A-Wish North Texas has granted more than 12,500 life-changing wish experiences across 161 counties. For more information, visit

Medical research reveals wishes provide physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. Wishes are catalysts for hope - profoundly effective in fueling a child’s drive to defy the odds and push toward tomorrow. Families are unified and entire communities are enriched - the positive impact is boundless.

It is because of generous donors, dedicated volunteers and valuable partners in the medical community that each wish becomes a reality. Every eligible child needs a wish to count on.