You & ASW


Volunteers are the backbone of our organization.  There are many opportunities at A Special Wish, and ALL of them are vital to supporting our program and helping us grant wishes.  Remember, time is especially precious to the children and families we serve. 

Volunteers may fill the following roles:

  • Special Projects: Help with special projects like mailings, database input/management and family contacts

  • Office Assistants: Coordinate a variety of in-office and clerical projects

  • Special Events: Assist at fundraising events, golf outings, holiday parties and other events held on behalf of our wish children

Host an event on behalf of ASW:

From golf outings to penny-jar races, many local groups have already made a commitment to helping a wish child. Schools have held quarter auctions, local businesses have held dine and donate days and corporations have sponsored wish children through annual event sponsorship. If your group, organization, church or school is interested in sponsoring a local wish child, please contact Alicia Freeman at or call 740-449-2063.


Some wishes can't wait! A Special Wish is funded primarily through the ongoing generosity of organizations, corporations, religious institutions and individuals. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. Donate to A Special Wish. Individual donations are still A Special Wish Foundation’s largest single source of funding. No matter how big or small your donation, your financial support directly benefits wish-granting activities.

Support Through AmazonSmile.

When you shop at Amazon, shop using AmazonSmile, where Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to A Special Wish Ohio Valley Chapter.


Anyone can refer a child for a Special Wish. Brothers, sisters, neighbors, nurses, doctors, coaches, family and friends can all help be a part of something special. 


If you have any questions about making a referral, please contact us at 740-449-2063 or

Once A Special Wish Foundation  knows a child is medically eligible, our team will work with the wish child’s family to begin planning their Special Wish:

  • Receiving A Special Gift
  • Visiting A Special Place
  • Meeting A Special Hero


Using the wish child’s imagination to guide the process, we work to develop an unforgettable wish experience for the child and their family, providing an escape, even for a brief time, filled with moments of laughter, happiness, and hope.

Planned Giving

We encourage donors to consider talking with their financial planner, attorney, accountant, or insurance agent about arranging a planned gift to benefit A Special Wish Foundation. A memorial gift can be arranged in your will, the same way you would bequest a personal gift from your estate. There are also  charitable trusts you can arrange in order to donate the trust’s income while receiving tax benefits. Your financial advisor can make sure you are receiving the maximum tax and legal advantages allowed for your gift.

A Special Gift

Whether it's a birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, or one of the many other special occasions we celebrate - there seems to always be a time to give a gift to someone. This year, give them the gift of A Special Wish by making a donation in their name! It's the perfect gift. We will notify them of your thoughtfulness.


If you have questions or would like to donate a gift to A Special Wish, contact us at 740-449-2063 or

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Tel: 740-449-2063

Serving the counties of Belmont, Brooke, Harrison, Hancock, Jefferson, Marshall, Monroe, Ohio

PO Box 674

St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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