The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Israel (Mishelet Lev) is the Israeli affiliate of an international foundation whose sole mission is to grant wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3-18. By granting these wishes, the wish children and their families are able to take time out from the most difficult time of their lives, and experience laughter, joy and excitement, for even just a few hours or a few days to give them the strength to carry on.
Make-A-Wish began in Phoenix Arizona in 1980, when 7 year old Chris Grecious wanted to become a Police Officer and was sworn in by a group of wonderful individuals that began the foundation together with his mother Linda. Since then over 180,000 wishes have been granted worldwide and the foundation exists in over 30 countries
Mishelet Lev, the Israeli affiliate of Make-A-Wish, was founded in 1996 and since then hundreds of wishes are being fulfilled annually... Mishelet Lev/ Make-A-Wish Israel is supported by private donations, corporate contributions, adoptions of wishes, in-kind donations and various fundraisers throughout the year.
It has been said that ” The doctors provide the medicine however Make-A-Wish comes in to provide the magic."
The wishes are broken down into four categories. I Wish to Meet; Personalities such as Shaquille O'Neal, President Clinton and even Mickey Mouse. I Wish To Have; A laptop, a puppy, a tree house in my back yard. I Wish To Go; To visit my Grandmother in Argentina, to Paris, Rome and more... and lastly, I Wish To Be; A famous singer for a day, A Millionaire and even a sworn in Police Officer.
All Contributions Are Welcome And Deeply Appreciated!
The activities of Make-A-Wish Israel (Mishelet Lev) are carried out on a voluntary basis and the foundation is a non-profit organization. All donations made to Make-A-Wish Israel (Mishelet Lev) are recognized by the Israeli Income Tax Authorities as "tax deductible" pursuant to the provisions of Article 46 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance.
Children between the ages of 3-18 who suffer from a life-threatening illnesses(substantiated by medical documentation) if this criteria is met the child will then be interviewed, and the wonderful volunteers and staff of Make-A-Wish ( Mishelet Lev) will do everything in their power to make each child's wish become a reality.
How To Apply For A Wish Child Or Become A Volunteer
The child's medical team, the social workers treating the child, as well as relatives of the child and even the child him or herself may apply by simply contacting us, see information below:
All volunteers are welcome. Mishelet Lev Israel, is proud to have a very strong volunteer Board of Directors, as well as committed volunteers from all of the various spectrums of life, from highly professionals to a vast number of soldiers and even high school students.
P.O.Box 4333 Ra'anana 43662 Israel
Make-A-Wish Israel grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich them with the human experience of hope, strength and joy