The recently launched Wish List Hero website provides an online tool where nonprofits are able to post a wish list of items their organizations need most, including toys, movie tickets, furniture or sponsored tuition for kids’ camps, and allows the community to match their donations, according to a news release.

There are three ways the community can support local charities through Wish List Hero:

  • Sponsor a wish by giving an item requested.
  • Donate funds online toward the purchase of a listed item.
  • Launch a Hero Campaign using personal networks to raise funds necessary to grant the wish.

“Donating on any scale is important, but many people don’t know where to begin with charitable giving,” Wish List Hero founder Heather Hiscox said in the news release.

“Could you give a new doll to a child at Ronald McDonald House or provide peanut butter for puppies at the Humane Society? Sure you can! Congratulations, you’ve made a difference. It’s that easy!”

Wish List Hero is working to grant the wishes of the American Lung Association-Southern Arizona, Ben’s Bells, BICAS, El Grupo, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, MAC Microbusiness Advancement Center, Old Pueblo Community Services, PWR! Parkinson Wellness Recovery, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona, StartUp Tucson, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Watershed Management Group and YWCA Tucson.

Hiscox has lived in Tucson for nearly 20 years and hopes to grant wishes of organizations locally and beyond.

To learn more about Wish List Hero and how you can help, go to