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The Adopt-A-Wish program offers donors the chance to fund the wish of a child in the Garden State. A member of our staff will help you identify a wish kid based on any number of factors, including geography, medical condition, wish type or age.

Each year hundreds of children are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions throughout New Jersey. When a child is diagnosed, their world suddenly collapses. They are robbed of a carefree childhood and are forced to deal with realities that no child should have to undergo. Once filled with school, play, extracurricular activities and time with friends, their new reality is a constant string of doctor appointments, frightening and sometimes painful tests, surgical procedures and hospital stays.

Imagine the joy, elation and gratitude that these children and families experience when they receive an unconditional wish. This gift is unparalleled and unique to Make-A-Wish®. It is something that no medicine, no doctors and no nurses can provide.

And you can help by becoming an Adopt-A-Wish Partner.

How Can I Make a Difference?

For the children, families and our community, your support can make all the difference.

Our vision is a wish for every eligible child in New Jersey yet we are only halfway there. Right now, for every child who receives the life-affirming gift of a wish experience, there is another child we are still trying to reach.

At a time when it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, Make-A-Wish was holding the flashlight. Having strangers raise money to fund Kerri's wish and bring good to a situation that was so bad was inspiring and kept our spirits up! ”

— Kerri's family

The Adopt-A-Wish Investment

Through our Adopt-A-Wish program, your support can help us inspire hope and bring joy to a child. Your gift will be attributed to all expenses associated with a child’s wish. In doing so, you will create cherished memories for not only a wish child, but their entire family.

The following gift levels represent the typical costs associated with a wish:

The Adopt-A-Wish Investment
We could not make the transformative power of a wish happen without the generosity of our loyal friends in the community. Your gift will help us continue a legacy that we have proudly continued since we first began granting wishes in 1983: that no eligible child will ever be turned down due to lack of funding.

To become part of the Adopt-A-Wish program, or for more information
please contact:

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Make-A-Wish® New Jersey
Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place
1384 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
(609) 371-9474
Toll Free (800) 252-9474