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Guelph Wish Fund for Children

Contact Information
Alternate Name GWFC
Primary Contact Sharon Rice, Executive Director; Phone: 519-820-9474; Email:
Alternate Contact Joanne Grodzinski, Director of Operations; Phone: 519-837-7728; Email:
Primary Executive Melanie DiReto, Board Chair; Phone: 519-820-9474
Description (Site) Home office, Elora
Located In Community Guelph
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-Thu 9:30 am-4 pm * Board meets five times per year
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 2019 Annual Dinner and Dance: Mar 23 at the Delta Hotel * 2019 Annual Golf Tournament: June 11 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, and sponsorships
Elections Nominations for Board members are accepted throughout the year
Service Categories Wish Foundations