We did it! Together we raised over $110,000 for Make-A-Wish!

Together we overcame event postponements and a global pandemic and beat our goal – and we’re not done yet! That’s enough to grant wishes to 18 children with critical illnesses.


As of April 21, we raised over $110,000 for Make-A-Wish, and we still have donations coming in!

Despite having to postpone the bottle share due to COVID-19, we came together as a community and surpassed our goal!

Thank you for your support, we never could have done this without you.

Thanks to you and the craft beer community, 18 children will receive wishes.

After many months of planning, on March 17 we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the April 5 bottle share due to COVID-19. We knew our supporters and the craft beer community would step up to the challenge, but without the event, we didn’t expect we would reach our $100,000 goal.

However, the Whales for Wishes and greater craft beer community rose to the challenge, and helped us to exceed all expectations and beat our goal, even without having had the event yet.

We still are planning on hosting the original bottle share, and we still have additional donations coming in, so we expect to see an even bigger number when everything is said and done, so stay tuned!

Over 50 wishes were delayed in NC alone due to COVID-19.

Our success comes at a critical time for Make-A-Wish.

More kids are waiting on wishes than ever before, and our ability to come through and deliver will play a crucial role in making sure that every kid can receive a wish, no matter the circumstances.

Know that thanks to you and your support, we are brightening the lives of children and families battling critical illnesses during one of the most uncertain times in modern history.

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.