Humanitarian Services: SafariWish
Part of SCI Foundation's SafariCare program, SafariWish was designed to grant hunting and hunting-related wishes to individuals with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.
Since 1992, SCI members and chapters have raised funds to grant these wishes, sometimes sponsoring several SafariWishes at the same time. Hunts may be local, due to the severity of an illness, or they may take place in distant locations, such as Africa or Australia, when a doctor or caregiver can accompany the individual on the hunt.
Since 2005, SCI chapters have provided SafariWish hunts for 240 children and adults. Some also provided financial support and other donations to the program.
In 2009, the State of New Mexico added SafariWish to their list of cooperating organizations for wish-granting hunts with their Department of Game & Fish, and the State of Arizona provided similar recognition to the program in 2010. An individual who draws a wildlife hunting permit in these states, and is unable to use it, may donate the tag to the SafariWish program to be given to a qualified individual. The donating party does not lose his or her ability to apply again in the future.
For additional program information, please contact SCI Foundation Humantarian Services Department at (520) 620-1220.