Make-A-Wish America

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 4742 North 24th Street Suite 400 Phoenix AZ 85016 USA

Mission: Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish granted more than 200,000 wishes worldwide. A 7-year-old boy named Chris Greicius, who dreamed of becoming a police officer for a day, inspired the creation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Officers of the Arizona Department of Public Safety and U.S. Customs made his wish come true on April 29, 1980.The Make-A-Wish Foundation is funded primarily through corporate and private donations. Requests for wishes come from parents or guardians, medical professionals, and children themselves. The fulfillment of a wish creates a magical moment for children, families, and everyone involved in a wish. It is the organization's vision that people everywhere will share the power of a wish®.
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EIN 86-0481941
(800) 965-WISH
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have had the honor of working with the Foundation for a few years now. Our children deserve a chance in this life, not all are given this chance. The Make-A-Wish Foundation allows our children, for a moment in time, to forget what brought them to the Make-A-Wish in the first place.

My passion is photography. This is my gift to the family, Wish Kids and the Foundation. I have had the blessing to be apart of Wishes first hand. There is nothing more beautiful than that angelic smile that comes over a child's face just to know someone listened when they Wished that mighty Wish! Let alone the fact they will be able to live it. I also I love on the parents, siblings and family. I have seen fathers cry and mothers left speechless knowing there is someone there not only for thier child but for them. The siblings are gifted. Make-A-Wish fills so much.
I have shared in the loss of a Wish child too.

Being a part of Make-A-Wish affords me to carry the smiles, joy, laughter, tears and special moments in time with the child, parent, sibling, family and friend with me forever. The people that work with M-A-W are some of the most awesome people you will ever meet.That is an awesome gift for giving of yourself.

If you have never volunteered, try it. Get out of your safe zone and jump in with both feet. Our children deserve every chance we can afford them. DO SOMETHING. Working with Make-A-Wish has enriched my life. Thank you for all you do!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The granting of a Wish.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bless them with unlimited finances and opportunities!

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2 people found this review helpful

wow!THIS IS JUST LIKE A KILLER FOUNDATION! TO THUMBS UP!GO!GO!GO!GO! GO! GO! MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION.I loved working for them!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

KIDS ALL OVER America and how much joy it can bring

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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