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Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 250,000 children around the world.
Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.
A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®.
Donate and you will be helping grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Ultimately giving them hope, strength, and adding joy to there lives. We all have the power to help children with life threatening conditions. We all have the power to grant a Wish*
Every 40 minutes, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition - being a veterinarian for a day, meeting a favorite entertainer or going anywhere their imagination takes them. You can help make wishes happen.
This year more then 27,000 children will be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
A child's wish is waiting, you can help make it come true.