About Wishing Star Foundation
Established in 1983, the Wishing Star Foundation grants wishes to children ages 3 to 21 with a terminal or life-limiting illness. Our service area is Spokane, Tri-Cities, and surrounding areas. With 38+ years of service, Wishing Star is the longest-running wish-granting organization west of the Mississippi.
At Wishing Star the wish is only the beginning. We believe that once a wish family, always a wish family. We continue to support our children and families long after the wish. We keep our families in the community with one another so that there is a consistent support system as they battle the challenges of a life-threatening illness. We provide tickets for concerts, sporting events, community events as well as assisting with travel and lodging costs when a wish child needs to obtain medical treatment outside of their area. Wishing Star also supports families through the loss of their wished child. We provide financial assistance with funeral arrangements, grief counseling and at the 6 month anniversary of the childs passing, we send the parents on a trip together to promote healing and to give them time away to focus on their relationship.
Wishing Star is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are supported by individual gifts, fundraising, donations, grants, and memorials. We do not receive funding from the government or United Way.