Aloha, residents of the islands! Please join Make-A-Wish Hawaii for the 5th Annual Wish gala celebration. Once Upon a Wish! is the chapter’s largest annual fundraiser for Hawaii keiki (kids) with critical illnesses. This event takes on a new theme every year, and this year’s will be a fairy tale affair. So join Make-A-Wish Hawaii for a magical evening.

An Enchanted Evening

Once Upon a Wish! is on Saturday, May 14 from 5:30 p.m. until 10. Guests will glide through an enchanted evening at the Once Upon a Wish! gala at the Sheraton Waikki (2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815). Guests attending are urged to dress in white attire to promote the magical and mythical feel of the night. The atmosphere will be wickedly white and whimsically wonderful. Once Upon a Wish! also asks attendees to sport “befuddling bows, fantastical fascinators and heroic haberdashery,” whatever that means to you.

There will be a Silent and Live auction again this year. It will be one of the main events of the night. If you have items of value or unique experiences to offer the auction as a donation, please contact, tel 808-537-3118 x112.

Attendance is available by table reservation only. Sponsorships are also available ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call Janel Chandler at (808) 537-3118 ext. 112 or email for more information. There are also volunteering opportunities available. For more information contact the Outreach Coordinator, Glenn Mendoza, at

Support Local Keiki

At the end of the night, you may get to witness one local boy or girl getting their wish granted before your very eyes. This will be a magical evening to support local Hawaii keiki, so make a financial contribution or donate an auction item. All proceeds from Once Upon a Wish! go towards helping to fund more wishes. It is the vision of Make-A-Wish Hawaii to be able to grant the wish of every eligible keiki battling critical illnesses.

Support Keiki With Cars

If you’re looking for another magical way to support the keiki of the islands, you can donate your car to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Hawaii. You can also donate a boat, RV, motorcycle, or land vehicle. You’ve enjoyed living in such a warm, tropical climate, and many keiki are not well enough to be able to. Donate your car, and you could help grant more wishes in Hawaii. Please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our Online Donation Form. Aloha!