The most popular wish is for a trip to Walt Disney World® in Orlando, Florida; 56% of the wish children ask to "meet Mickey Mouse." Other popular wishes include playsets, home entertainment centers, computers, celebrity meetings and trips to Hawaii and other sites around the country.
Make-A-Wish® encourages the entire family to be part of the wish experience, knowing that parents and siblings need respite just as much as the wish child. The average cost of a wish is $12,250 in Middle Tennessee.
Funding comes from individuals, corporations, foundations, community organizations, special events, schools and churches. Make-A-Wish does not receive government funding.