Gifts that Deliver Joy and Benefit Kids with Critical Illness


Posted: December 08, 2023 | Word Count: 557

When Stella, age 7, completed her cancer treatments, she wanted to celebrate. This called for more than just cake — she wanted a “Stella-bration” with her friends, family and the incredible nurses and doctors that helped her during her cancer treatments.

Make-A-Wish® brought Stella’s vision to life, creating a truly memorable celebration after months of grueling treatments. She wanted a carnival-themed party with games, pony rides and a competition where she would finally get to race her dad — a special family tradition that her dad told her could happen once she finished her initial round of treatments.

Life-changing wishes

This incredible celebration lived up to Stella’s vision and then some — and she even won the race against her dad. This one-of-a-kind event was deeply meaningful for Stella and her family. After months of worry while navigating a difficult health diagnosis, they got to enjoy time together while their little girl’s personality shined brightly for all to see.

Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses like Stella. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, operating in every community in the United States and in nearly 50 countries worldwide.

Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 24,000 volunteers across the U.S., Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 550,000 wishes worldwide; more than 350,000 wishes in the U.S. and its territories alone.

If you’re planning your holiday gift-giving, you can embrace the spirit of the season by selecting gifts that provide the opportunity to give back. This sentiment is important in your personal holiday gift-giving but can be equally meaningful for corporate gifts.

A sweet opportunity

For thoughtful corporate gifts, consider Sugarwish, a Denver-based, women-owned and certified gifting company. Sugarwish provides a fun gift experience that allows the recipient to choose the gift they receive including a wide offering from treats to beverages, flowers, plants and more! It's a delightful experience, combined with a robust Corporate Gifting Platform that makes it the perfect go-to gift for individuals and businesses alike.

Sugarwish is a proud partner of Make-A-Wish, helping make sweet wishes come true. Sugarwish gift recipients can elect to donate their gifts to Make-A-Wish, which can be converted to cash to help grant wishes or used to help enhance life-changing wish experiences for kids like Stella. Through the partnership, Sugarwish has raised $1 million for Make-A-Wish and has helped enhance thousands of wish kid experiences across the U.S.

Available now, Sugarwish has created a give-back link that will benefit Make-A-Wish at Sugarwish.com/us/Make-A-Wish. When new corporate accounts are created through the Make-A-Wish give-back link, the first Sugarwish will be free to send for the new company/account. After that, Make-A-Wish will receive a donation from Sugarwish equal to 10% of the funds loaded into the new corporate Sugarwish account.

You can make a difference for kids with critical illnesses like Stella. When you opt for holiday gifts that support nonprofits like Make-A-Wish, everyone can feel good and enjoy an even happier holiday season.

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