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for those who need it most.


It all started with a dream.


In 2016, two Belmont University students discovered a need for creative entertainment in Nashville area pediatric hospitals. Soon, The Wishes Foundation was sending fairy tale characters to additional underserved industries all with a single priority — inspiring joy.

The Wishes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to serve children in need by bringing beloved fairytale characters to life. 

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Our volunteers interact with children in pediatric hospitals, special need schools, and social service institutions with a common goal of fostering one-on-one interactions and providing personalized attention absolutely free of charge for all visit recipients.

15,780 kids

between the ages of birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer each year in the US.

2.5m kids

are now homeless each year in the US.

1 in 7 kids

between the ages of three and 17 have developmental disabilities in the US.



contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.

"The princesses from The Wishes Foundation were in full character, and the kindness they showed will not be forgotten."

- Callie Hendrickson,

King's Daughters Child Development Center

"These young people are amazing. They donate their time and talent to kids who are suffering. Their costumes and character portrayals are so professional. We need more young people like this in our world!

- Kerrin O'Neill,

Customer Review

I just loved the way the performers sat on the floor and played with the sweet kiddos at the Winter Wonderland party! It was just so precious the way they were able to engage children who were at first hesitant to engage. 

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