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Season of Wishes

Join us this holiday season as we celebrate our Season of Wishes and help make wishes come true! Explore some of the ways you can get involved this year in our effort to raise funds, awareness and outreach throughout the Connecticut community and turn children's wishes into realities.

Macy’s Believe Campaign

Believers of all ages are asked to be a part of the holiday magic by writing a letter to Santa and drop it off at the special Santa Mail letterbox at any Macy’s store by Dec. 12th. Macy’s will donate $1 for each letter, up to $1 million, to make wishes come true! Visit or contact Nicole Miles at to learn more.

Subaru "Share The Love" Campaign

During the 2016 Subau Share The Love Event, from November 17 - January 3, purchase or lease a new Subaru and Subaru of America, Inc. will donate $250 to the purchaser's choice of participating charities, including Make-A-Wish! Thanks to everyone who selects us to receive the donation! 

Amarante's Winter Wonderland

With over 120,000 lights in full color, Amarante's is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season while also making wishes come true for kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. For more information on Amarante's Winter Wonderland, contact 860.617.6121 or nznenagrjvagrejbaqreynaq@tznvy.pbz.

Joe's Amazing Lights

For over 16 years, Joe Petrowski has been decorating his home in Guilford, CT with thousands of lights for the holidays. More recently, he has synchronized the displays to music and collects monetary donations for local and national charities. This year, 100% of donations will be in support of Make-A-Wish Connecticut! Click here for more information.

Plum Orchard Light Show

While you’re out and about this holiday season, swing by the Plum Orchard Light Show at 140 Plum Orchard Road in Southington, CT!  Andrew Gallagher puts up an amazing light display set to music for people of all ages to enjoy.  Donations will be collected for Make-A-Wish from now until the end of the holiday season.  For more information, click here.

Share your Ears 

#ShareYourEars is back! Joining the campaign is easy: just snap a pic of you or someone else wearing Mickey Mouse Ears (or a creative interpretation) and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #ShareYourEars through Dec. 25. Each share equals a $5 donation to Make-A-Wish America, up to $1M!

Chipotle Day for Make-A-Wish

Make eating a selfless act by visiting any Connecticut Chipotle Mexican Grill on Thursday, December 7! Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Make-A-Wish, and 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Connecticut.
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Subaru Share the Love Event

During the 2017 Subaru Share the Love Event, Subaru of America, Inc. will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased between November 16th and January 2nd with a minumum donation of $250,000, to the purchasers choice of participating charities, including Make-A-Wish. Visit for more details. 

Gifts that Give Back

Things Remembered is continuing a 20-year tradition this holiday season by offering a line of products that benefit Make-A-Wish. Ornaments and snow globes are available in stores and online, and Things Remembered will donate $5 from each Make-A-Wish Snow Globe and $2 from each Make-A-Wish ornament to Make-A-Wish with a guaranteed minimum $150,000 donation. Learn more at

Through December 8, Shutterfly will donate $1 (up to $75,000) for each order from the Wish Card collection to Make-A-Wish America to help grant life-changing wishes. Learn more about the good Shutterfly is doing for our wish kids at

Other Ways to Get Involved

- Donate to Make-A-Wish in lieu of holiday gifts.
- Turn your holiday party into a fundraiser.
- Host a Make-A-Wish promotion at your business and donate a percentage of sales.

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut
126 Monroe Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611
(203) 261-9044
Toll Free (877) 203-9474