October 2018
Clara's wish inspires her community
When Greg MacDonald of Fox Pro Construction heard about Clara's wish for a playhouse, he knew he had to get involved.

Together with his colleagues from business network BNI Prestige and an army of volunteers, Greg drew up plans for Clara's playhouse—he included a fairy game and notes about her favorite colours. While the playhouse was built in Greg's garage and transported to Clara's backyard, the rest of the play structure went up on a cool day in September.

Many hands helped with the framing and lifting, roofing and painting. Building materials and supplies were donated by Trail Building Supplies, Sherwin Williams, and Alberta Quality Waterproofing, who not only provided the Duradek but stayed throughout the day to help with construction. Finishing touches include a slide, climbing wall and swing, along with a puppet theatre, ice cream shop and stables. Colourful painted signs by Tegan Herron bring a whimsical touch that Clara and her sister love.

"To grant a wish on this scale you need huge involvement," says Greg of all the volunteers that helped make Clara's wish a reality. "I couldn't have done it without them. Our goal with Clara's wish was to ensure she was happy. And it looks like she is. To see a smile on a little girl's face... well, I can't wait to do it again."

Become a volunteer today.
A wish like Clara's is not a fleeting gift—it is a carefully planned journey designed to complement a child's medical treatment and give them the hope they need to fight their illness. Each wish requires an incredible amount of brainpower, creativity, time and generosity, which makes volunteers the backbone of Make-A-Wish. Consider joining this caring community of people that create life-changing moments.
On November 30, 2018 we're once again kicking off our Calendar of Wishes campaign. Every day through the month of December, a door will open on the larger-than-life advent calendar located in downtown Edmonton. 

Behind each of these doors—generously sponsored by our corporate donors—is a wish we granted during the last year. The Calendar of Wishes is our unique way of highlighting the emotional impact of each wish our donors helped bring to life, while raising funds for wishes to come in the new year.
Become a part of the Calendar of Wishes
We’re grateful for the community support that makes the Calendar of Wishes possible, and for the opportunity to showcase the wishes our donors make possible all year long. If you would like to be a part of this incredible annual event, contact us today. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Upcoming Events
If you're in the market for a car starter, check out Certified Radio's High Hopes event. On October 20, 2018, Certified Radio will donate $5 from every car starter sold to Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta. What a great way to warm up your car and your heart! 

You can create a Make-A-Wish fundraiser too!
Donor events—like High Hopes—are an incredible way for supporters to raise money for Make-A-Wish. You chose the event and organize it; a book sale, silent auction, jewelry party, fun run... the options are endless. We'll promote your event and support you along the way. When you're done, donated the proceeds to Make-A-Wish, and know you helped make a difference in the life of a local child living with a critical illness.