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Guelph Wish Fund for Children

Contact Information
Alternate Name GWFC
Office Phone 519-820-9474
Primary Contact Sharon Rice, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Jen Grimshaw, Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Dave Kavanagh, Board Chair; Email:
Alternate Executive Joanne Grodzinski, Director of Operations; Phone: 519-837-7728; Email:
Description (Site) Home office
Located In Community Elora
Mailing Address PO Box 21032 
35 Harvard Rd 
Guelph, ON N1G 3A2
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Local charitable organization that provides wishes to create special memories for children experiencing serious life situations.
Description (Service) Grants wishes to children and support to the families of registered Wish Kids living with a life-altering injury, serious illness or rare debilitating syndrome.
Hours Mon-Fri 9:30 am-4 pm 
Board meets five times per year, AGM held in Dec
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and under 
Children, birth to 19 years, who reside in Guelph or Wellington County and meet one of three medically-related eligibility criteria
Application Visit website for information, to refer a child, or to make a donation
Languages English
Fees None
Time-Limited Events 2020 Annual Dinner and Dance: Feb 22 at the Delta Hotel * 2020 Annual Golf Tournament: Jun 19 at Victoria Park East Golf Course
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1984
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; Local community support, individual contributions, memorial donations, third-party fund raising events, estate legacies and sponsorships
Elections Nominations for Board members are accepted throughout the year
Print Material Brochures; thank you cards; memorial donation cards at funeral homes
Service Categories Wish Foundations