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Checkoff for Children's Wishes

Checkoff for Children's Wishes

This tax season, Ohioans can create life-changing moments in the lives of local kids by donating a portion of their 2017 state income tax refund to the "Wishes for Sick Children" fund.

Granting Wishes in Ohio

Since 1983, Make-A-Wish has granted nearly 10,000 wishes to Ohio children.

Children with critical illnesses need your help, today. Right now we only have the funds to grant one of every two wishes waiting. Even a small contribution can transform the lives of children with critical illnesses!

Checkoff for Children's Wishes

How to Participate

  • Check off the "Wishes for Sick Children" fund on line 26a of your 2017 Ohio income tax return form 1040 or ask your tax preparer to do so on your behalf
  • Indicate the one-time voluntary donation amount you would like to give
  • File your return by April 17, 2018
  • If you are not expecting a refund, but would like to donate to Make-A-Wish, you may do so by clicking here

How it Works

The Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) will collect the funds and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will administer the program. Make-A-Wish will be able to apply to use these funds to grant the wishes of children who are between 2 ½ and 18 years old and have been diagnosed with a critical illness. 

The Impact of a Wish

There are few experiences more powerful than making a wish come true. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. They leave a real and lasting impact on kids, families and communities. In fact, 3 out of 4 parents say the wish experience marked the turning point in their children's fight against their illness. Your support is critical to giving Ohio children the opportunity to replace fear with confidence, and anxiety with hope.

When you grant a wish, you encourage a child to fight harder, to dream big and to look past their illness for the future. You are giving them HOPE. ”

— Wish Mom

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