Welcome to Wish I May
Every Child Deserves a Happy Birthday!
"Wish I May" is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization providing 'Happy Birthdays' to underprivileged children and their parents/guardians in the Springfield area. The children we reach are children whose families are experiencing extreme financial difficulties and find it impossible to provide even the smallest birthday celebration. Wish I May is run completely by volunteers so every gift and donation made goes directly to the children we are blessed to support.
Why is "Wish I May" important?
Wish I May knows that every child's birthday is important and that even when parents and guardians don't have the means to provide, the toys given through our organization let them give their children a special day. Too many families find themselves lacking the funds to be able to provide a birthday for their children. No child should ever have to go without celebrating the day of their birth because a parent has to make the difficult choice between that month's bills and the birthday wishes of their child.
Wish I May currently partners with Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield and The Salvation Army to provide these special birthdays. The parents/guardians of each of the children referred by these agencies will receive toys appropriate for the age and gender of the child, and all the makings of a birthday party including gift bags, tissue, cake mix, frosting, candles, plates and more.