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Read about some of the heroes in our community who are making it possible for us to grant wishes.

We are deeply grateful to our friends at the LiftEd Project who donated $54,700 raised from their February 11, 2017 Charity Night. The sold out New York City event, held at The Bowery Hotel, was attended by over 600 people. Their generous donation will make a huge impact in helping us reach every eligible child who qualifies for a wish.  Many thanks for helping to bring hope, strength and joy to kids with critical illnesses.

For more information the LiftEd Project please visit: 

Lifted Project

Congratulations to the Long Beach Polar Bears and the Long Beach community for an amazing 2017 Super Bowl Splash, benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York.Since 2000, the Long Beach Polar Bears have raised over $5.6 million to grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses.  Your passion and commitment are transforming lives, one wish at a time.

Polar Bears

The Iron Order MC New York City Chapter hosts several charity events in the five boroughs, this year they added Make-A-Wish Metro New York to their list. Congratulations Iron Order MC New York City Chapter for your donation of $1000.00 to help make dreams come true.

Iron Order

Our sincerest thanks to The Port Washington Yacht Club who donated $17,585 last year through their Junior Regatta. They have been a Make-A-Wish supporter for 15 years, raising more than $130K to grant wishes.

Junior Regatta

Kudos to Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) who hosted their annual casino night to benefit Make-A-Wish.  The event took place at the Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury and featured a fun night with raffles, auctions and amazing food.  This year was a huge success raising $15,355 for Make-A-Wish.


Thank you to the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) for their continued support through their holiday luncheon.  NAFA has been supporting Make-A-Wish since 1998 and has donated more than $20,000 to our mission.


Our sincerest thanks to the members of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) from Long Island who recently donated their skills and services to Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York. Fifteen professional organizers from NAPO celebrated National Get Organized (GO) Month in April this year by providing four days of free organizing service to the chapter. Read more about their contribution.

Before and After

Caroline Ver Planck

Would you like to organize your own event in the Metro New York Area? Please contact Caroline Ver Planck for more information.

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