Make-A-Wish Foundation, Charity of the Day
The holiday season is all about wishes. One charity that grants wishes all year long is the Make-A-Wish Foundation which, since 1980, has helped children with life-threatening medical conditions make their dreams come true. Wishes vary from wanting to take a special trip, exploring a future career that they would like to be for a day (firefighter, model etc.), meeting a celebrity or a famous athlete or receiving a gift like a computer.
The granting of the wishes is often done by volunteers. I have a friend who has been volunteering with Make-A-Wish for years and he has as much fun helping kids fulfill their dreams as they do carrying them out. The donations provide the volunteers with the funds necessary to create the wishes. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has a wide variety of cards, e-cards and certificates that are great for last-minute holiday giving.They have also partnered with a variety of retailers so that you can shop for a good cause.