About

Willow Wish is recognized as a 501(c)3 non-profit tax-exempt public charity.
Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. TAX ID: 81-4007670

MISSION STATEMENT:  Willow Wish supports the human and civil rights of birthing people to choose a birth place supported by best evidence regardless of their ability to pay.

We exist as a gift fund seeking to make the birth center experience available to any family in Arizona who would choose a birth center setting, regardless of their ability to pay out-of-pocket.

Did you know that out-of-hospital birth is the privilege of families that can afford to write a $5000 check for the facility fee at the birth center of their choice?  Midwifery care at a birth center may be covered by insurance, however the cost of the birthing there is not. Willow Wish is a scholarship fund seeking to make the birth center experience available to families who cannot afford to pay the facility fee at a birth center.

It is our belief that peaceful, evidence-based care should not be a privilege for those that can afford or find ways to pay out-of-pocket. The kind of care that focuses on the individual person and honors them as a knowing participant in their pregnancy, labor and birth journey is the right of all birthing people.

We are working to make birth center dreams a reality for anyone who is wishing to birth at an affiliated birth center in Arizona. If someone cannot afford to pay the facility fee at a birth center, then they can apply to our fund for help in making their birth center dream come true.

Some quick facts about Willow Wish:

  1. We are giving gifts to patients at the five accredited birth centers in Arizona. Those birth centers are El Rio Birth Center in Tucson, Flagstaff Birth & Women’t Center in Flagstaff, and in Phoenix: Babymoon Inn, Blossom Birth & Wellness Center, and Willow Midwife Center for Birth & Wellness.
  2. We gifted three (3) $1500 gifts in year (2018). we are planning to grant twelve (12) gifts in 2019.
  3. We can only give as many gifts as money we raise!!

We are so excited to be hosting three signature events in 2019 for Willow Wish.  Two our are to give back: we will be hosting a Midwife Appreciation in May, and our Holiday Food Drive in September.  The Fall Family Festival (11/2/19) is our Fun-draising Event. In addition, we have a 2-Day Disney Parkhopper Package that will be raffled in conjunction with our 3rd Anniversary in September.  Please follow us on social media to get the details on all of these and other fundraisers that we will be organizing throughout the year.

If you would like to support our vision to provide evidence-based birth to families in Arizona who are wishing for a birth center birth and cannot afford the out-of-pocket cost, please consider one of our sponsorship levels, or donate an amount of your choice. We thank you for your support of birth choice for Arizona’s birthing families.

For more information or inquiries, please email us at: willowwishaz{at}gmail{dot}com

 

Willow Wish is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization.  We exist as a scholarship fund seeking to make the birth center experience available to any family in Arizona who would choose a birth center setting, regardless of their ability to pay out-of-pocket.