Make-A-Wish Israel

Make-A-Wish® Israel is the Israeli affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International, whose sole mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish Israel was founded in 1996 by Denise and Avi Bar-Aharon and has since granted 4,000 transformational wishes.


The children we serve wish To be - a CEO, a zookeeper, a firefighter, a king or a princess for a day; To have - a bedroom makeover, an iPad, a puppy or a tree house; To meet - a famous artists, a soccer player or a politician; or To go - to Disneyland Paris, to London to watch a musical, to a soccer game in Barcelona or to New York for a shopping spree.


The activities of Make-A-Wish Israel are supported by private donations, corporate contributions, and various fundraising events.


Donations to the foundation are recognized by the Israeli Income Tax Authorities as “tax deductible”, pursuant to the provisions of Article 46 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance. Tax deductible receipts are also available from the US, UK and Canada.

Denise and Avi Bar-Aharon, Founders