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Childrens Wish Group of RI

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: To grant wishes to children

Programs: To grant wishes to children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 years of age with life threatening medical illnesses.

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Rating: 5

Children's Wishes has granted 61 Wishes since 2009. With one paid staff person and a voluteer director of volunteers, Children's Wishes strives to work cooperatively with partner charities to make sure the needs of RI's children are met. Children's Wishes serves children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have a life-threatening, malignant or degenerative medical condition and relies on grants and private/corporate donations for its funding.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization formed to serve children with life threatening illnesses when the RI chapter of Make a Wish was revoked. We also accept wish referrals from nearby Massachusetts; our mission is to help as many children as possible. It is a grass roots organization with only two paid staff, who served the first 2 years without pay because of their belief in the mission of the organization. To date we have granted 17 wishes and hope to double that in the next 18-24 months. Like me, many of our volunteers and board members are dedicated individuals, many of whom actively engaged since Make a Wish was first created in RI. We have a commitment tothe cause, whatever the organization title. We keep our expenses to a bare minimum so that more wishes can be granted.