About Us

Established in 1983, Wishing Star Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3 and 21, living in Spokane, the Tri-Cities and local outlying areas. A child does not need to be terminal to qualify for a wish.

Wishing Star is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We are dependent on individual gifts, fundraising, donations, grants and memorials.  We are not funded by the government or United Way.  Wishing Star is proud to report that only 5% of funds go towards administrative costs.

Besides making the wish experience one of the most memorable times in a child’s life, we believe that “once a wish family, always a wish family.” We continue to support these families who care for medically fragile children. We provide tickets to fun opportunities knowing that these families struggle emotionally and financially.



Do you know a child who may qualify for a wish? If they meet the following criteria, they may be eligible for a wish!

-Must be between the ages of 3-21 years old
-The child must have a life threatening, life shortening or medically complicated illness
-Permanent residence must be in Spokane, the Tri-Cities or a local outlying area

To determine whether the child qualifies or not, Wishing Star works closely with the parents and doctor of the child.
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We want to share with you the wonderful impact donor dollars have on families in our community. We’ll speak at any meeting and address the work we do:

  • Wish Stories
  • Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Ways to Give
  • Fundraising Events

Call 509-744-3411 to schedule a guest speaker.

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