The 2019 Whales for Wishes Recap

With your help, we were able to raise just over $50,000 for Make-A-Wish! That’s enough to grant 8 wishes to children with critical illnesses. Thank you so much!


We opened up and shared hundreds of the world’s best and rarest beer.

People walked away with some amazing baskets from our rare beer raffle.

We auctioned off some amazing experiences and beer in our first silent auction.

Hundreds of people from around the world took part in our online raffle.

We raised over $50K for Make-A-Wish!

With your help we were able to raise enough to grant 8 wishes to children with critical illnesses.

It came down to the wire but we did it! It never would have happened without your support. Whether you came to the event, entered the online raffle, made a donation, or become a corporate sponsor, you helped us reach our lofty goal. From the bottom of our hearts – thank you!

We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you for helping us to reach our $50,000 goal for the 5th Annual Whales for Wishes! We never could have done it without you.

Without our sponsors Whales for Wishes would not be possible. Show them some love! 

Take a look at some of the awesome items we included in our first silent auction!

Check out the rare beer boxes we made available for people to enter online!

#W4W2019 took place on April 7 at Resident Culture Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC.

Bottle Share

We opened and shared hundreds of bottles of amazing beer.

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Rare Beer Raffle

Attendees walked away with over a dozen amazing baskets of rare beer from across the country.

Silent Auction

We had an amazing set of items for our first ever silent auction, including VIP concert experiences to wine tastings to a bottle of the infamous Isabelle Proximus.

FOR THOSE WHO COULDN’T ATTENT

Online Rare Beer Raffle

Every year our online rare beer raffle allows beer enthusiasts across the country (and world) to support our mission, even if they can’t attend the event in person. This year we had some amazing beer we made available in our online raffle.

More information on the Online Rare Beer Raffle

Box 1

Whalez, bro!

Box 2

El Cat 9th Edition Allocation

Box 3

Gimme the Loot

Box 4

Keep Ya’ Head Up

We reached our $50K goal!

Raised over $50,000

That’s enough to grant 8 wishes to children with critical illnesses.

185+ Attendees

People from all over the Southeast attended.

Countless bottles of beer

There were too many amazing beers to count…

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Get Involved!

We’re always looking for more help to grow and shape Whales for Wishes. If you would like to get involved in any way, we ask that you contact us using the link below.

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.