Whales for Wishes 2021

This year there will be two online Rare Beer Raffles – one in the Spring and one in the Fall! There will be no in-person bottle share due to COVID-19. Read below for details!

Fall Raffle Information Coming Soon!

Whales for Wishes 2021

This year we’re doing two Online Rare Beer Raffles, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

Spring Raffle

The Spring Rare Beer Raffle closes May 3, and the winners will be announced on May 5!

Closed May 3

Fall Raffle

More details on the Fall raffle will be available soon! We expect it to start sometime around September or October.

Start date coming soon!


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.

Whales for Wishes 2021

Due to COVID-19, we’re foregoing the in-person bottle share, but will have two online Rare Beer Raffles!

Whales for Wishes is an annual bottle share and rare beer raffle put on by TheBeerExchange.io that raises money for Make-A-Wish.

In 2020 we raised just over $117,000, and since 2015, have granted 34 wishes to children with critical illnesses.


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. The 5th Annual Whales for Wishes will feature 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 put on by TheBeerExchange.io that raises money for Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC. All logos, content, and images copyright Whales for Wishes 2019.