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  • Disneyland® Resort and Make-A-Wish® Invite Fans to “Share Your Ears” to Help Grant Wishes | Make-A-Wish International
    be uploaded to Facebook Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag ShareYourEars between now and March 14 2016 For 35 years Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has been proud to work with Make A Wish to make dreams come true for thousands of children and now we re excited to give Disney fans the opportunity to help us make a difference for even more said Bob Chapek chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Actor and Disney fan favorite Neil Patrick Harris helped kick off the campaign in style last night during the ABC special The Wonderful World of Disney Disneyland 60 Sporting an assortment of ears and a dazzled Mickey Mouse Ear hat Harris shared the importance of wish granting and the impact it makes on the lives of children and families The exclusive dazzled Ear hat adorned with a diamond D will be part of a Make A Wish sweepstakes campaign to raise additional funds for wish granting Guests visiting Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California can also purchase collectible 60th Anniversary Ear Hats that say Wishes Really Do Come True Only 7 500 hats will be sold and all proceeds will go to Make A Wish up to an additional 150 000 Nearly 8 000 Disney related wishes are granted worldwide every year including experiences at Disney theme parks voyages on Disney Cruise Line meetings with Disney characters and visits to TV and movie sets making Disney the most popular request by Make A Wish children The Share Your Ears campaign captures the excitement and creativity that we all associate with Disney Since the very first wish Disney has provided wish kids and their families with experiences beyond their wildest imaginations said David Williams president and CEO of Make A Wish America Jon Stettner president and CEO of Make A Wish International added Disney continues to surprise us with its ingenuity and generosity allowing its guests and fans around the world to share in Disney s passion for our mission We couldn t be more grateful For more information visit www ShareYourEars org MEDIA CONTACT Melissa Britt Disneyland Resort Melissa B Britt disney com 714 781 6326 Josh deBerge Make A Wish America jdeberge wish org 602 792 3185 Sioban Kerr Make A Wish International skerr worldwish org 1 602 792 3344 ABOUT MAKE A WISH Make A Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope strength and joy Based in Phoenix Arizona Make A Wish is the world s largest wish granting organization serving children in nearly 50 countries on five continents With the help of generous donors and more than 32 000 volunteers worldwide Make A Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 21 minutes on average Since 1980 it has granted more than 350 000 wishes to children around the world For more information about Make A Wish America visit wish org and for more information about Make A Wish International visit worldwish org

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/disneyland%C2%AE-resort-and-make-wish%C2%AE-invite-fans-%E2%80%9Cshare-your-ears%E2%80%9D-help-grant-wishes (2016-04-26)
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  • Make-A-Wish® and Disney© Celebrate 100,000 Wishes Together | Make-A-Wish International
    The Walt Disney Company Luke s wish came true After setting off for California from Texas Luke and his family spent several fun filled days visiting the parks Highlights included a special meeting with his favorite Cars characters as well as Anna and Elsa a special viewing of World of Color Celebrate and reserved seating for the Paint the Night Parade and Disneyland Forever Fireworks Spectacular Since the very first wish Disney has provided wish kids like Luke with imaginative experiences and lasting memories the kind only Disney can provide said David Williams president and CEO of Make A Wish America Jon Stettner president and CEO of Make A Wish International echoed those comments saying Disney s steadfast support of our mission continues to grow as they help us all believe that anything is possible We are grateful to have such a dedicated friend It s amazing to think that 35 years ago Make A Wish granted its very first wish at the Disneyland Resort which sparked a legacy of fulfilling wishes that has captured so many hearts said Bob Chapek chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts It s wonderful to celebrate our 100 000 th wish together and we re proud to play a role in bringing smiles and laughter to wish children and their families Disney is a long time supporter of Make A Wish and uses its magic to form incredible life changing experiences for children with life threatening medical conditions Through its long time support Disney has contributed to the Make A Wish mission in a number of ways providing more than 15 million in cash and in kind donations in the last year alone Nearly 8 000 Disney related wishes are granted every year including experiences at Disney theme parks voyages on Disney Cruise

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/make-wish%C2%AE-and-disney%C2%A9-celebrate-100000-wishes-together (2016-04-26)
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  • Make-A-Wish International Achieves Eleven Consecutive 4-Star Ratings from Charity Navigator | Make-A-Wish International
    India Israel Pakistan Turkey United Arab Emirates Donate You are here Home About Us Press Releases Make A Wish International Achieves Eleven Consecutive 4 Star Ratings from Charity Navigator Make A Wish International Achieves Eleven Consecutive 4 Star Ratings from Charity Navigator Date Wednesday August 5 2015 Location Phoenix Arizona USA For the eleventh consecutive year Make A Wish International has received the highest 4 star rating from Charity Navigator America s premier charity evaluator for its ability to adhere to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way I wish to congratulate Make A Wish International on achieving our coveted 4 star rating for sound fiscal management to accountability and transparency said Charity Navigator Founder and Chairman of the Board John P Dugan Less than 1 of the charities we rate have received at least 11 consecutive 4 star evaluations indicating that Make A Wish International outperforms most other charities in America This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Make A Wish International from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust We are honored to receive our eleventh consecutive 4 star rating through Charity Navigator and look forward to elevating our commitment to transparency and accountability even further in the years to come Make A Wish International is deeply committed to fiscal responsibility and donor accountability above and beyond achieving our dedication to bringing the healing power of a wish come true to children with life threatening medical conditions around the globe said Make A Wish International President and CEO Jon Stettner For additional information please visit the Charity Navigator website at charitynavigator org About Us Make A Wish Story Social Feed Board of Directors International Office Financials

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/charity-navigator-awards-highest-rating-tenth-consecutive-year%20 (2016-04-26)
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  • Jewelers for Children Celebrates 17 Years | Make-A-Wish International
    that 2 8 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999 more than US 48 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need Each year that amazing number grows due to the generosity of the wonderful people in this industry said Ruth Batson JFC board chair Over the past 17 years we have touched the lives of so many thousands of children and their families The evenings began with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and the program During the program the organization recognized Philippe Mellier CEO of the De Beers Group of Companies and Scott Burger CEO of Pandora AMERICAS Guests heard from Florence Ngobeni Allen representing the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and four year old Violet who had her wish to visit Disneyland granted by Make A Wish America Batson announced that the charity was pledging US 600 000 St Jude Children s Research Hospital US 750 000 to Make A Wish America US 625 000 to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation US 625 000 to the National CASA Association US 100 000 to Make A Wish India and US 25 000 to the Santa America Fund The organization is also setting aside US 100 000 to reward in a local grant social media voting campaign to be held later this year Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U S jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need Since its inception JFC has donated more than US 48 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness abuse or neglect through our charity partners St Jude Children s Research Hospital Make A Wish America the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the National

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/jfc-celebrates-17-years (2016-04-26)
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  • Make-A-Wish Reflects on Nearly 35 years of Disney Wishes and Will Celebrate Disney’s 100,000th Global Wish in 2015 | Make-A-Wish International
    their 100 000 th global wish together Since Bopsy s wish Disney has given wish kids with life threatening medical conditions incredible memories that can provide the hope strength and joy they need to fight their illness This February Make A Wish is celebrating all Disney has done to strengthen the families and communities where we all live work and play A Disney wish is one of the most popular wishes that Make A Wish receives each year ranging from once in a lifetime meetings with favorite Disney talent and visits to Disney theme parks to extraordinary trips on Disney Cruise Lines In 2014 Disney contributed millions of dollars through the donation of cash and theme park tickets to help grant these wishes It is always rewarding to have the support of an organization that can make such an impact on our global mission Our long standing partnership with Disney is even more extraordinary as our values and support of children and families worldwide have been so deeply engrained in our goals for nearly 35 years said Jon Stettner president and chief executive officer of Make A Wish International We look forward to impacting even more lives around the world through our strategic partnership with Disney in the future Disney s support of Make A Wish extends far beyond the wish experience In 2012 Make A Wish as a signature partner secured a grant from Disney and every year since has received grants to help build wish infrastructure and other capacity building programs Disney owned ESPN has showcased incredible sports related wish stories on their annual My Wish series this summer marks the series 10 th anniversary which has since grown to feature children from South America through it s Spanish language Mi Deseo series on ESPN Deportes The company

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/make-a-wish-reflects-on-nearly-35-years-of-disney (2016-04-26)
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  • Build-A-Bear Workshop Aligns with Make-A-Wish to “Share Your Heart” for Valentine’s Day | Make-A-Wish International
    making a donation to help Make A Wish grant life changing wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions From now through March 31 2015 guests in the U S may make a donation of 1 00 or more via in store or online checkout guests in Canada the United Kingdom and Ireland may make a donation at checkout and will also have the opportunity to purchase a satin heart to benefit Make A Wish Satin hearts will be sold in Canada for 1 in the United Kingdom for 1 and in Ireland for 1 Each time guests make a donation they will be asked to sign a Valentine greeting for a child in a local hospital One hundred percent of the donations and funds from satin hearts collected will benefit Make A Wish which received more than 440 000 in 2014 from Build A Bear Workshop and its guests in the U S Visit buildabear com wish to meet Chase and Emily two of the kids whose wishes were granted in 2014 with help from Build A Bear and its guests Valentine s Day is one of the busiest and most sharing times of the year at Build A Bear so it is the perfect opportunity to share your heart to help Make A Wish create special days for the children who need them most said Sharon John chief executive officer Build A Bear Workshop We are honored to support an organization that delivers so much hope and happiness to children with life threatening medical conditions Our alliance with Build A Bear Workshop has raised money that will allow us to provide the powerful life altering benefits of a wish experience to more wish children said David Williams president and CEO Make A Wish America We are delighted to

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/build-bear-workshop-aligns-make-wish-%E2%80%9Cshare-your-heart%E2%80%9D-valentine%E2%80%99s-day (2016-04-26)
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  • Make-A-Wish Launches #Million4Wishes Campaign on #GivingTuesday | Make-A-Wish International
    just ly million4wishes WHO WHAT Make A Wish have partnered with JustGiving for GivingTuesday on 2nd December to launch an exciting new global campaign Million4Wishes We want to raise 1million in a single day an amount that will make a profound impact on the lives of seriously ill kids their families and communities involved worldwide Donations on GivingTuesday via http just ly million4wishes will help us do just that and will impact children and families in your local community forever WHY Make A Wish grants the wishes of children and young people fighting life threatening medical conditions It s our passion And we re dedicated to the 24 000 wish children whose wishes we grant each year around the world and for good reason Health professionals and wish families have said that a wish experience can have a huge impact on a child s fight against their illness We know that a wish is a vital part of treatment helping wish children feel better and sometimes even get better But we can t grant wishes without the support of thousands of supporters and people just like you GENERAL INFORMATION Make A Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope strength and joy Based in Phoenix Arizona Make A Wish is the world s largest wish granting organization serving children in nearly 50 countries on five continents With the help of generous donors and more than 32 000 volunteers worldwide Make A Wish grants a wish every 22 minutes on average somewhere in the world Since 1980 it has granted more than 334 000 wishes to children around the world SUMMARY Join the global network of Make A Wish supporters by making a donation at http just ly million4wishes and spreading

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/make-wish-launches-million4wishes-campaign-givingtuesday (2016-04-26)
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  • Leo Messi Brings Joy to 30 Courageous Children from Around the World | Make-A-Wish International
    true Thirteen children aged between 7 and 18 years from eleven different countries got the chance to spend some time with their hero this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva They are all suffering from serious illnesses and have come to Barcelona to meet the Argentinian star thanks to the support of the Leo Messi and FC Barcelona Foundations in association with Make A Wish Spain and the Ànima Foundation The thirty children that gathered on pitch number nine at the Barça training ground were from the United Kingdom Belgium Switzerland Italy France Holland Ireland Portugal the USA Peru and Catalonia This visit will be a massive boost to their strength and joy and in turn will be a huge help in their battles with illness Experiences like these can often be as important as any medical treatment Messi was welcomed with open arms and after posing for photographs and signing autographs and afterwards watched from the side lines as the children played a match together Then it was time for gifts The guests presented Leo with a map of the world showing where they are all from and on which they had written their own personal messages I m thrilled to have met the God of Football said one while another said that I hope Thiago likes this gift Then Messi gave each of the children a pack of FC Barcelona merchandise that they all opened quickly and eagerly But that was not the end of the surprises The biggest gift of all came at the end of the session when the children grouped around Messi for a special interview They were able to ask him about his favourite dish how he prepares mentally for games and all kinds of other things Some of the children will be heading straight

    Original URL path: https://worldwish.org/en/news/leo-messi-brings-joy-to-30-courageous-children (2016-04-26)
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