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Volunteering: ‘It’s Simple, But It Stays with You for a Lifetime’

Emily wished to be a mermaid.
For some people, the ocean is a calming influence in times of stress. For wish kid Emily, 13, thoughts of floating lazily in calm, cool waters were often the only thing that would get her through long days in the hospital following one of her four surgeries to remove a large tumor in her brain.

Jan 14, 2019

Volunteering: ‘It’s Simple, But It Stays with You for a Lifetime’

Emily wished to be a mermaid.
For some people, the ocean is a calming influence in times of stress. For wish kid Emily, 13, thoughts of floating lazily in calm, cool waters were often the only thing that would get her through long days in the hospital following one of her four surgeries to remove a large tumor in her brain.

4 Wishes That Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2018

These four wishes made us say "wow" in 2019.
A wish brings new life to the passions, talents and hobbies of children who are battling critical illnesses. Every wish is tailored to its wish kid’s true personality and interests — and we are so often taken aback by the level of creativity, humility, joy, and community involvement that these wishes inspire. Here are just a few of those amazing wish moments from 2018.

Jan 07, 2019

4 Wishes That Made Us Say ‘Wow’ in 2018

These four wishes made us say "wow" in 2019.
A wish brings new life to the passions, talents and hobbies of children who are battling critical illnesses. Every wish is tailored to its wish kid’s true personality and interests — and we are so often taken aback by the level of creativity, humility, joy, and community involvement that these wishes inspire. Here are just a few of those amazing wish moments from 2018.

Three Surprising Ways to Donate to Make-A-Wish

The story of 13-year-old James’ wish to go to Hobbiton, New Zealand, where “Lord of the Rings” was filmed, was particularly instrumental in inspiring donations during a recent live Twitch charity stream.
If you’re looking for opportunities to start 2019 off charitably, Make-A-Wish® invites you to consider a variety of ways to help kids with critical illnesses.

Dec 31, 2018

Three Surprising Ways to Donate to Make-A-Wish

The story of 13-year-old James’ wish to go to Hobbiton, New Zealand, where “Lord of the Rings” was filmed, was particularly instrumental in inspiring donations during a recent live Twitch charity stream.
If you’re looking for opportunities to start 2019 off charitably, Make-A-Wish® invites you to consider a variety of ways to help kids with critical illnesses.

Inspired People: Meet Ken

Ken plays an instrumental role in the Make-A-Wish America building capital campaign.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Ken.

Dec 26, 2018

Inspired People: Meet Ken

Ken plays an instrumental role in the Make-A-Wish America building capital campaign.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Ken.

Employee Giving Goes Beyond Impactful Work

Make-A-Wish America employees show off their winnings from our generous sponsors.
Here at Make-A-Wish® America, we are honored to apply our professional skills toward the mission of granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are even more so proud of our partnerships with generous corporate sponsors, many of whom invest in our Employee Giving Campaign.

Dec 21, 2018

Employee Giving Goes Beyond Impactful Work

Make-A-Wish America employees show off their winnings from our generous sponsors.
Here at Make-A-Wish® America, we are honored to apply our professional skills toward the mission of granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are even more so proud of our partnerships with generous corporate sponsors, many of whom invest in our Employee Giving Campaign.

Subaru surprises Allayah with a French-inspired wish reveal

Allayah received a French-inspired wish reveal from Subaru
Since Allayah was a little girl, she has had a passion for fashion. She’s even developed a plan to fast track to a career as a professional fashion designer, who specializes in clothing for girls ages 8-12. However, while Allayah has big plans for her future, her health has had other plans.

Dec 12, 2018

Subaru surprises Allayah with a French-inspired wish reveal

Allayah received a French-inspired wish reveal from Subaru
Since Allayah was a little girl, she has had a passion for fashion. She’s even developed a plan to fast track to a career as a professional fashion designer, who specializes in clothing for girls ages 8-12. However, while Allayah has big plans for her future, her health has had other plans.

Inspired People: Meet Kelby

Kelby
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Kelby.

Dec 11, 2018

Inspired People: Meet Kelby

Kelby
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Kelby.

Transform Lives, One Santa Letter at a Time

Fendi wished to be famous in New York City
Today is National Believe Day! That means that Macy’s will DOUBLE its donation to Make-A-Wish for every letter to Santa received today, up to $1M!

Dec 07, 2018

Transform Lives, One Santa Letter at a Time

Fendi wished to be famous in New York City
Today is National Believe Day! That means that Macy’s will DOUBLE its donation to Make-A-Wish for every letter to Santa received today, up to $1M!

Inspired People: Meet Kira

Kira says working at Make-A-Wish has been a whirlwind of growth and successes.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Kira.

Nov 26, 2018

Inspired People: Meet Kira

Kira says working at Make-A-Wish has been a whirlwind of growth and successes.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Kira.

Zoo Adventure Brings Respite and Relaxation

Skyla wished to go to the San Diego Zoo
Although 3-year-old Skyla is battling kidney cancer, she has never let it deter her from fun activities with family and friends. When she isn’t painting, coloring or playing outside, she loves learning about new animals. Her fearless spirit and curiosity inspired her wish to visit one of the largest zoos in the country, the San Diego Zoo.

Nov 19, 2018

Zoo Adventure Brings Respite and Relaxation

Skyla wished to go to the San Diego Zoo
Although 3-year-old Skyla is battling kidney cancer, she has never let it deter her from fun activities with family and friends. When she isn’t painting, coloring or playing outside, she loves learning about new animals. Her fearless spirit and curiosity inspired her wish to visit one of the largest zoos in the country, the San Diego Zoo.

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Wish Nation gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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