Wishing Star could not do the work that it does without the support of generous donors. Whether you choose to become a monthly donor or help us with our wish list, there are many ways to give. Read below to learn more.
Or you can mail a check made out to: Wishing Star Foundation | 139 S. Sherman, Spokane, WA 99202
Circle of Friends – Monthly Giving
In 1996 Wishing Star granted 74 wishes. In 2014 we granted 18.
Wishing Star’s donors were hit hard by the recession in 2008, and donations have not returned to previous levels. For the only time in our 31-year history, Wishing Star closed our referral system in late 2013 because a smaller budget created a longer waiting list. Wishing Star is still granting wishes and changing lives beyond the wish and we have recently re-opened referrals.
With YOUR help, we can do better.
Circle of Friends, our new monthly giving program, inspires a new generation of donors to give at a comfortable monthly level so we can grant more wishes.
You pick the level, as low as $5 per month, that you can contribute.
Every donation will directly support a part of each wish we orchestrate in relationship with sick children and their families.
· $15 per month= $180 each year
This will pay for a night at a hotel for a family!
· $25 per month= $300 each year
This will pay for a families’ transportation while on vacation!
· $50 per month= $600 each year
This will pay for a child to swim with the dolphins!
· $100 per month= $1,200 each year
This will pay for a families’ meals for an entire week while on vacation!
· $250 per month= $3,000 each year
This will pay for an entire family to fly to Disneyworld for a week!
· $417 per month= $5,004 each year
This will grant an ENTIRE wish for a child!!
At as low as $5 a month, how many cups of coffee do you want to redirect to a child whose life could be changed forever?
To join our circle of friends, click HERE and set-up a recurring monthly payment.
If you have any questions, or for more information, please call Wishing Star at (509) 744-3411.
Monthly Giving FAQs
What are the different way I can pay for my monthly donation?
Here are the 3 different ways you can donate:
• Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): By authorizing your donation through EFT, your bank will automatically transfer your donation to
Wishing Star on your day of choice each month. This form of donation saves Wishing Star a 2.65% credit card processing fee.
• Credit Card: Your credit card will be charged on your date of choice each month.
• Invoice: We will invoice you each month and you can mail us a check.
What is the best way to donate?
We recommend signing up for your monthly donation through EFT (listed above). This is the most convenient way to donate as you do not have to worry about contacting us with new card information when your credit card expires. By donating through EFT, it also saves Wishing Star a 2.65% credit card processing fee on each transaction, so more money goes directly to wishes!
Can I make my monthly donation in honor or in memory of someone?
Absolutely! When you join our Circle of Friends at the link above, it will ask you if you would like to make your donation in honor/memory of someone.
When will I receive a charitable tax receipt?
As a monthly donor, we will mail you a tax receipt in January of each year with your total contribution for the prior year.
How can I change my account or credit card information?
If you have any changes you would like to make, please call the Wishing Star office at (509) 744-3411 and we will be happy to help you!
How can I cancel my Circle of Friends monthly donation?
You can drop out of your monthly donation at any time by contacting Wishing Star at (509) 744-3411.
How much of my donation goes to wishes?
We are proud to report that 82% of every dollar donated goes directly to granting wishes!
A planned gift ensures we are able to grant wishes for generations to come. To learn more about how you can leave a legacy through a planned gift, please contact your attorney or financial advisor today!
Sponsor a Wish
On average, wishes cost $5,000 out of pocket. With that $5,000, Wishing Star leverages another $3,500 in the community through in-kind goods and services. To learn more about current wishes we are working on, click the “Learn More” button below. If you would like to sponsor one of these wishes, please CLICK HERE to download our Wish Sponsorship form, or contact Veronica Smet at 509-744-3411.
Wishing Star currently has 10 children waiting for a wish. Wishes vary from trips to Disneyworld to therapy items. To see a list of items needed to grant a wish, please click the “Learn More” button below.