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Make-A-Wish Arizona

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

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 2016 fiscal year, we were able to grant 365 wishes for Arizona wish kids. We still have approximately 427 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: 380 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.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I couldn't be more proud or grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Make a Wish Arizona Board. It is the most amazing group of people that have been assembled to make a difference in the lives of children with life threatening medical illness. The Staff of Make a Wish Arizona are the best in the business. From CEO Elizabeth Reich to every position both paid and volunteer, this is an organization firmly planted in the cause. Our whole family embraced the mission and got involved, including our daughters who started Kids for Wish kids club at their High School. It is humbling to know that we are apart of granting the one true wish of a child truly in need of a wish. To hear the stories from the families and the impact it has had on their lives is a gift that can never be repaid!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a Board Member for Make A Wish AZ for a year now and have loved every minute. What a great group of dedicated people to work with. The passsion and professionalism is off-the-charts. They really do make Wishes come true.

Board Member

Rating: 5

What a wonderful year it has been to be on the Make A Wish Board of AZ. Incrediable team in the truest sense. Such great enegy dominated by our Wish for our WISH Kids.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being on the board has been wonderful. Great people, great kids, great cause, and great fun.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have only been a MAW Board Member for about 6 months, but prior to that I was involved in helping the organization navigate employment issues as their pro bono lawyer. As a board member, i get to see first hand the impact of a wish on a child and his or her family. It is the most incredibly rewarding experience to see the wish's positive effects on their lives. For a time, they can focus on the wish instead of their illness. I am so amazed by all the wonderful children we help and how often their biggest hope is to pay it forward by raising money to grant more wishes. Truly moving. I am blessed to be part of the organization.