Whales for Wishes

Thanks to all of you, we were able to raise just over $42,000 for Make-A-Wish. Check out the event recap below, and see you next year!

The 9th Annual W4W will be back in 2023!

Whales for Wishes

W4W is an annual bottle share and rare beer raffle benefitting Make-A-Wish. Since 2015 we've over $302,000, enough to grant 47 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

2022 Bottle Share

The infamous W4W bottle share will take place on May 15, 2022! Tickets on sale now.

Resident Culture Brewing South End

2022 Online Raffle

The online rare beer raffle is open to anyone in the world, 21 or older. Enter now!


Whales for Wishes 2022

This year we were finally able to gather at Resident Culture South End for the 2022 W4W Bottle Share, and raised just over $42,000 for Make-A-Wish!

After a two-hear hiatus, we were finally able to gather in-person again for the W4W Bottle Share! Thanks to all of you, we raised just over $42,000 for Make-A-Wish – enough to grant 6 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Make a cash or in-kind donation.

You can make a tax deductible donation directly to Make-A-Wish® Central and Western NC using our donation portal. If you want to make an in-kind donation please contact us directly

Become a corporate sponsor.

Contact us today to learn about what's included in our various sponsorship packages, and become a lasting part of Whales for Wishes.


What is a bottle share?

A bottle share is an event where each person brings beer to open and share with other attendees. Shares can be spontaneous or planned weeks in advance, and they range in size from a few close friends to large gatherings. Each year Whales for Wishes has hundreds of bottles of rare and hard to find beers that will be opened and shared with the attendees throughout the afternoon. Additionally, we'll be raffling off various gifts baskets, prizes, and rare bottles throughout the event. 

Don't miss our announcements!

Sign up for the Whales for Wishes newsletter to get notified when the raffles go live! We also have a habit of doing "bonus giveaways" to subscribers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to print my event tickets?

Nope! We’ll have a list of names at the check-in table. Just bring an ID and we’ll cross your name off the list when you enter. If you purchase multiple tickets, you can tell us who to let in on your behalf.

Can I enter the raffle if I can’t attend the event?

Absolutely! The online rare beer baskets are open to online entries even if you can't attend the event. We announce those a few weeks before the event, and draw the winner at Whales for Wishes.

Will you ship me the beer if I win the rare beer raffle?

You bet! If you enter the rare beer raffle baskets online and can’t attend the event, and we choose your number as the winner one of those baskets, we’ll ship you your beer for free.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the event, sponsorship, or want to learn more about how you can help please don't hesitate to get in touch.


MAW Central & Western NC

2178 E. Tremont Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28203


+1 (415) 307-6027


Whales for Wishes is an annual bottle share and rare beer raffle that raises money for Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC. All logos, content, and images copyright Whales for Wishes.