Since 1983, Make-A-Wish New Jersey has granted more than 7,400 wishes, 400 of which were granted in the last year alone! Even with summer coming to an end and schedules becoming filled with back-to-school preparations, there are still lots of ways for you to help more wishes get granted in New Jersey before summer is gone.  

The 6Th Annual Golf For Wishes

On Aug. 11, come out to the Little Mill County Club in Marlton, N.J. (104 Bortons Road) for a day of golfing and granting wishes at the 6th Annual Golf for Wishes. Registration starts at 10 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Included in the registration fee of $175 per person or $650 per foursome is a box lunch and buffet dinner. For those who would like to sponsor the event, opportunities are available. The proceeds from this great event will go to Make-A-Wish New Jersey, helping them to grant more wishes this year! Contact Bob Schwartz by phone at 609-706-8374 or email at for more information on the event.

Donate Unused Airline Miles

Did you know that Make-A-Wish accepts donations in the form of frequent flier miles? If you went on a family trip that helped you build up some extra, unneeded airline miles this summer, consider donating those miles to a great cause. More than 70 percent of wishes involve traveling to reach a destination, and Make-A-Wish New Jersey needs 83 million frequent flier miles to meet all of those traveling needs. Your airline mile donation could help a Wish Kid like Kai who wished to go to Hawaii, or Sophia who wished to go to Walt Disney World. Donating airline miles is easy! Learn all about the Wishes in Flight program and how to donate here.

Donate An Unwanted Vehicle

Do you have an unwanted vehicle that you don’t know what to do with? If you think that it’s not worth anything, think again! Wheels For Wishes, a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish New Jersey, accepts vehicles in any condition almost everywhere in the United States and uses them to grant wishes. Your donated vehicle is either auctioned off to a new owner or recycled. The proceeds from its sale go to Make-A-Wish New Jersey, helping them to grant more wishes for kids like Dakota who wished to have a pool, or Casey who wished to meet the Cake Boss. Donating a vehicle is easy and only takes a moment of your time. Simply call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online donation form.

A Wish Is a Powerful Thing

By attending the 6th Annual Golf for Wishes, donating airline miles to Wishes in Flight, or donating your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, you help Make-A-Wish bring hope, strength and joy to New Jersey kids when they need it most. According to the 2011 Wish Impact Study, the power of a wish extends beyond the day or week that the wish happens and it affects everyone involved in the wish-granting process. When a wish is granted, it leads to improved health status, an enhanced state of mind and it strengthens communities. Your donation can help more children, families and communities feel that amazing impact.