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Sponsor an Event

Make-A-Wish® wants its partners to know they're valued. We are dedicated to building long-term, integrated strategic alliances with our corporate partners.

How Businesses Can Help

"Adopt A Wish"

To "Adopt A Wish", a donor or group must raise or contribute a tax-deductible gift of at least $7,000 in cash or securities within one year. Those who cover the costs of an entire wish are recognized by having a wish granted in their honor, and will receive a photo collage and/or special story of the child's wish they sponsored. Learn more about adopting a wish.

Team up for "Walk For Wishes"

Make-A-Wish® Maine hosts Walks For Wishes at several locations throughout the state in May and September. Individuals, businesses, or other groups who raise at least $7,000 - the average cost of a wish - are recognized in the "Adopt A Wish" program for having funded a child's wish. Any business who forms a team that raises enough funds to cover the costs of an entire wish will be recognized by having a wish granted in their honor, and will receive a photo collage and/or special story of the specific child's wish. Learn more about adopting a wish.

For more information on walk locations, or to enroll in the Adopt A Wish Walk Challenge, email

Sponsor the "Fantasy Auction"

Make-A-Wish® Maine's Fantasy Auction is widely recognized as the most successful charity auction in Maine. Over $100,000 is raised at the annual July event from unique, upscale items, with more than 250 community leaders in attendance.

Sponsors of the Fantasy Auction ensure that all funds raised at the event go directly to fulfilling our mission to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Sponsorship recognition includes:

    Inclusion in all event promotional materials, including the auction catalog and invitation.
    A complimentary table for 10 at the auction for entertaining family, friends, staff, or important clients.
    Industry exclusivity. No other business of the same type will be accepted as a sponsor of this event at the level your level of sponsorship or below.
    Adopt A Wish sponsors will be limited to six, to ensure prominent recognition for those at this level.
    Adopt A Wish sponsors will receive public recognition at the event with the announcement of a wish being granted in their honor.

Sponsorship levels:
$7,000... Adopt A Wish
$4,500... Sponsor of Joy
$3,000... Sponsor of Strength  
$1,500... Sponsor of Hope  

Sponsor the "Tee It Up for Wishes Ladies Golf Tournament"

Beginning in 2010, the Tee It Up for Wishes Ladies Golf Tournament has gathered momentum and a reputation for a fun way to raise critical funds. Ladies from all over the state are welcome to join the Tournament as a foursome or single golfer.

Sponsorship recognition includes inclusion in all event promotional materials, including the e-mail campaigns, and day-of golf course and auction materials.

Sponsorship levels

$150- Hole Sponsor- Company logo displayed on signage at hole, listed in program
$250 - Premium Hole Sponsor - Company logo displayed on signage at premium hole, listed in program. Premium holes include Putting Green, Closest to Pin (2), Closest to Line (2), Vegas Hole (2) & Cart Sponsor
$300 - Kick-Off Breakfast Sponsor - Company logo displayed on all signage at kick-off breakfast &  listed in program
$500 - Corporate Team Sponsor - Player foursome, premium hole sponsor with signage and listed in program
$2000 - Lead Tournament Sponsor - Player foursome, company listed as “Tournament sponsored by” on tournament banners, Make-A-Wish website, all related publicity, luncheon tables and in program

For more information about the golf tournament and how to sponsor the event, please contact Rebecca Leaming at 207-221-2306 or

"Season of Wishes"

Each December, Make-A-Wish® Maine counts on the spirit of giving to raise enough money to grant 15 wishes - $90,000.

Sponsors are invited to help grant one of these wishes by making a donation to Make-A-Wish® Maine. In turn, you will be mentioned over the airwaves at Frank FM 107.5/105.5 as well as on our web site, facebook page, and press releases.

Sponsorship levels:
$7,000... Adopt A Wish
$4,500... Sponsor of Joy
$3,000... Sponsor of Strength
$1,500... Sponsor of Hope

 In-Kind Donations: An in-kind donation is a donation of non-monetary product or service. Unfortunately, we cannot accept used items. All items must be new. Donations such as this provide great benefit in helping Make-A-Wish® Maine stretch our dollars in support of Maine's Special Children, and we are very appreciative of your support.

Contribute Items to our Wish Closet: Make-A-Wish® Maine provides "travel bags" filled with all kinds of fun things for all wish children and their siblings who are going on travel related wishes. AND, since travel related wishes make up about 80% of the wishes we grant every year...that's a lot of goodies needed to put inside! We have a wish closet in our Portland office that has been depleted of all kinds of different items to fill travel bags, and we could use some help stocking it up again! Below are some examples of the types of items we're looking for - basically anything fun to keep kids occupied while waiting in airports or to occupy their time while in the air.

  • Disposable cameras – including underwater disposable cameras
  • Small handheld electronic games
  • Travel Games
  • Playing cards
  • Crayons and markers
  • Autograph books
  • 'tween to teenage books 
  • 'tween to teenage magazines
  • Teen backpacks or tote bags
  • Bead and craft kits
  • Teen/adult toothbrushes
  • Picture books
  • Word search books, crossword books, activity books, sudoku books
  • Phone cards (both for U.S. and international travel)
  • A working helium tank to be able to blow up balloons

    *Note: Make-A-Wish does not accept stuffed animals for our wish closet.

    Those are just a few ideas to get you started! You can hold a collection drive for the items, or you can hold a fundraiser and then use the money to shop for the items yourself.

    For more information, or if you have questions regarding items for our Wish Closet, please contact Lani at 1-800-491-3171 or


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Make-A-Wish® Maine
66 Mussey Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 221-2306
Toll Free (800) 491-3171