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How to Help

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our community and, indeed, the world.

It has presented financial hardships, disrupted routines, caused fear and uncertainty, not to mention tragedy to the families most deeply affected. It has also meant that for reasons of safety, wishes that require travel or crowds are on hold.

We’ve also had many of you ask how you can help, with more wishes waiting than ever before. Here are some ways you can help our wish families and provide them with hope:

Stars At Home: A Virtual Talent Show

We're  bringing together the stars in our community to share their talents and support for local wish kids who are waiting to receive their wish. Starting on July 27, you will be able to vote on a unique array of videos. Every $5 donation (virtual “high fives” for our wish kids) counts as one vote. The video with most votes wins! Voting ends August 2 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced on August 3. CAST YOUR VOTES


To help non-profits withstand the economic impacts of COVID-19, the US Government has expanded the charitable deductions for the 2020 tax year:
  • Allows all taxpayers (whether they itemize or not) to deduct up to $300 in cash giving (and up to $600 for a couple)
  • For individuals, raises the cap on annual giving from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100% 
  • For corporations, raises the annual limit from 10% to 25% of taxable income
Learn more at

Donate Now or Give Monthly

The promise of a wish can severely impact the life of a child with a critical illness – some of the most vulnerable of our population right now. Donate now or give monthly and help us grant wishes all year round, even through the hardest times. Any amount will make a difference for our kids. DONATE TODAY

Matching Gifts

You might be able to make your donation go farther. Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions, sometimes dollar-for-dollar or more. LEARN MORE

Donate Airline Miles

Donate Air Miles
More than 80% of local wishes require air travel, and this travel accounts for the number one cost of wishes. By donating your unused airline miles, you can help the children waiting for a wish reach their dream destination. DONATE MILES

Send a Message of Hope

Messages of Hope
Right now, more wishes are waiting than ever before. While they wait for their wish to come true, help us do all we can to encourage them by sharing a message of hope. LEARN MORE

Toy Closet (Wish List)

You can help create life-changing experiences for wish kids by donating goods such as toys, electronics and more. Nearly 40 percent of our wish items come from individual donations. LEARN MORE

If interested in donating goods and services, please visit our In-Kind page.

Wheels for Wishes

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV or boat today through our ‘Wheels for Wishes’ program to benefit Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley. LEARN MORE

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Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley
The Wish House
832 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 478-9474