Thank you for visiting Well Wishes Registry, a 501 (c)3 organization. You may be wondering what we are all about, and once you hear our story, we hope that you will feel moved to help us continue to help deserving individuals.
Our journey began in April 2019, when just weeks after her 27th birthday, my future daughter-in-law was diagnosed with stage 3b breast cancer. We were texting one day, I told her I loved her and asked her how she was doing. She replied, “I love you too. I am feeling pretty overwhelmed. It’s like the attention I get on my birthday, but worse because there’s no presents.”
This conversation got me thinking that if there are gift registries for weddings and babies, why not have a registry for those with health issues who could use help with the much-needed items on their list that they may not be able to get due to time or money constraints? I searched the internet for days trying to see if such a site existed. As my quest came up with very few resources, I had the idea for Well Wishes!
My long-term goal is to make this gift registry more robust and sophisticated enough to function like the on-line (wedding and baby) gift registry sites. Spoiler alert–that caliber of functionality is very costly and could run as high as $250k!
Please know that we do not take a percentage of the donations made to the fundraising campaigns. The payment platforms that handle the monetary transactions (PayPal and Stripe), charge a percent on the donations as well as a credit card transaction fee. Lastly, we do not receive any portion of the online sales generated from the gift registries linked to other retail sites and do not have any affiliations.
So, if you are feeling extra generous and want to support us in our endeavors to become the go-to medical gift registry website, please consider donating a little extra to our Well Wishes General Donation Fund. A small portion of the donations will go towards website maintenance and future growth to our site, while the remaining amount of the funds received will be divided between campaigns on this site.
Please consider showing that you wish others well, by donating to Well Wishes today.