This tax season, Ohioans can help make a difference in the lives of local kids by donating a portion of their 2016 state income tax refund to the "Wishes for Sick Children" fund.
Granting Wishes in Ohio
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish has granted nearly 9,000 wishes to Ohio children.
We need your help to ensure every child battling a life-threatening illness has the chance to experience their heartfelt wish. Every dollar counts!
How to Participate
- Check off the "Wishes for Sick Children" fund on line 26f of your 2016 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 18, 2017
- 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 life-threatening medical condition.
The Impact of a Wish
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. What's more, 89% of medical professionals say the wish experience influences wish kids' physical health.