Make-A-Wish Arizona

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 2901 N. 78th Street Scottsdale AZ 85251 USA

Mission: Make-A-Wish Arizona grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Make-A-Wish Arizona believes that the fulfillment of a wish creates a magical moment for children, families, and everyone involved in a wish. Therefore, it is the chapter's vision that people everywhere will share the power of a wish.
Results: In our 2014 fiscal year, we were able to grant 330 wishes for Arizona wish kids. We still have approximately 300 wish kids waiting for volunteers and funds to help make their one true wish come true.
Target demographics: children with life-threatening medical conditions
Direct beneficiaries per year: 330 Arizona wish kids
Geographic areas served: Arizona
Programs: I wish to go, I wish to be, I wish to meet and I wish to have.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish and love every second of it. It really is a magical experience to grant a child's one true wish and see how much joy and happiness it brings to them. The staff at Make- A -Wish is very caring and work extremely hard to make wishes come true. Being a volunteer has been wonderful!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a wish Grantor at Make A Wish Arizona. I realize that we as volunteers are there for kids, but these kids teach us so much in return. I ask anyone that has any time to pkease donate. It will amaze you and fill your life with something you never could have imagined.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a wish granter with Make a Wish for almost 10 years. I have never found an organization more in touch with the families of children with life threatening illness. I am proud to say I am associated with this Non Profit and continue to do everything to promote them as one I support wholeheartedly. I have seen first hand the results of what their mission does for these children and their families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have recently became a volunteer for Make - A - Wish and it feels wonderful to be a part of such an amazing organization. I look forward to many years of service with Make - A - Wish. Thank you! RUBY

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I retired after 36 years of being a RN and felt a void in my life. Volunteering with MAW Az. has filled that void. I WISH everyone could experience the joy and satisfaction I feel every time I witness a child's wish come true!! Thank you for this opportunity! Kathy A.

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

move the home office to Tucson!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a Wish Granter with Make-A-Wish for almost six years, and it is truly the most amazing organization! I have been blessed to meet so many wish kiddos and their families, and witness smile after smile. When you think of a wish being granted and what that looks like, think bigger! The wish kids we grant wishes for get everything they hoped for and so much more! It is magical to be able to give these families a gift that replaces the pain, worry and stress even if just for a short time. I can't imagine my life without the enrichment of Make-A-Wish. I hope to keep granting wishes for a very long time!

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

I love everything about this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish Arizona and absolutely love being a volunteer for this organization! Someone once asked me what my one true with would be and it was simple, "win the lottery so I could be a full-time wish granter!".

The happiness we bring to the lives of children with life threatening medical conditions is only a part of why this organization is so amazing. The lessons we learn from the kids we work with (live each day to the fullest), the connection and support we share with fellow wish granters and the wonderful staff all make this a great place to volunteer.

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

The only thing I would change is out of anyone's control - no more sick kids.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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