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Season of Wishes

You can help make a holiday wish come true. Donate today to give the gift of a wish. When you donate, you're giving children renewed strength to fight their illnesses, bringing families closer together and uniting communities. You can change lives.

Check out all the ways to help this holiday season:


blank letterWRITE A LETTER TO SANTA and Help Change a Kid's Life

Macy’s invites believers of all ages to write a letter to Santa through December 24 and help make wishes come true. For every letter dropped off at a Macy’s store or sent online at, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $1 million nationally. Learn more at

In-KindDONATE TOYS for Wish Kids

This holiday season, you can donate NEW, un-wrapped toys as wish enhancements for our San Diego wish kids! Please check out our gift registries to view specific items and examples of things we need regularly. 

CLICK for our Target Gift Registry

CLICK for our Amazon Gift Registry

star-in-circleADOPT-A-WISH® for the Holidays

You can make dreams come true through our Adopt-A-Wish program. With your generous gift, you have the power to inspire hope, sustain strength, and bring joy to our wish kids and their families by granting one simple, most desired wish. 

CLICK to learn more


You can donate your car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV or boat and turn your burden into wishes. Proceeds from the sale of your vehicle donation benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego and help grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. It's easy to donate!

Call (855) 661-9747 or visit to get started.

snowflakeSKATE BY THE SEA at the Hotel del Coronado.

Skating by the sea returns to the Hotel del Coronado for the 14th year! Experience San Diego's only beachfront ice skating rink from November 26 through January 5. This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. The Del's iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a magical backdrop as holiday music fills the air and guests enjoy hot chocolate and libations. A portion of the proceeds (up to $5,000) from Skating by the Sea benefits Make-A-Wish San Diego.

CLICK HERE for ice rink hours & more details.

legacyLEAVE A LEGACY with a Planned Gift 

We invite you to consider including Make-A-Wish San Diego as a beneficiary of your will or trust. In doing so, you leave a legacy that will provide hope, strength and joy to deserving children in our community. 

To learn more, contact Dana Vandersip at or call (858) 707-9474x102

Wishes In Flight

 Subaru Share the Love Event
Visit a Subaru Dealer between 
Now through JANUARY 2, 2020
Support Local Wishes! 

Learn more
Make-A-Wish® San Diego
2440 Hotel Circle North
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108
(858) 707-9474