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Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

Mar 12, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

Maine, skiing, impact, Adam, I am a wish kid
When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

Feb 21, 2014

Turning Your Wedding Into Wishes

Make-A-Wish, wedding favors
There are so many ways to contribute to the Make-A-Wish mission. I had no idea just how many there were until I began my career with Make-A-Wish as an intern during the summer of 2010. I learned something new about fundraising every minute of every day, and was astonished by all the ways people could help.

Feb 21, 2014

Turning Your Wedding Into Wishes

Make-A-Wish, wedding favors
There are so many ways to contribute to the Make-A-Wish mission. I had no idea just how many there were until I began my career with Make-A-Wish as an intern during the summer of 2010. I learned something new about fundraising every minute of every day, and was astonished by all the ways people could help.

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating Music Wishes

Ivy's wish
Last weekend we celebrated music with the GRAMMY® Awards. Music. The variations of melodies that can energize us, uplift our spirits, calm us, soothe our pain and take us back to memorable moments. For a creator, music is a portal of escape … an opportunity to release negative emotions and reach a state of bliss. For this week’s Wish Wednesday join me in celebrating wish kids who connected their musical aspirations to a rejuvenating wish experience.

Jan 29, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Celebrating Music Wishes

Ivy's wish
Last weekend we celebrated music with the GRAMMY® Awards. Music. The variations of melodies that can energize us, uplift our spirits, calm us, soothe our pain and take us back to memorable moments. For a creator, music is a portal of escape … an opportunity to release negative emotions and reach a state of bliss. For this week’s Wish Wednesday join me in celebrating wish kids who connected their musical aspirations to a rejuvenating wish experience.

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

Dec 18, 2013

Wish Wednesday - A Wish in the News

Princess Annie dances with a prince.
There are some wish stories that appear once or twice in news articles, but then there are others that seem to captivate the online world. A facial expression, a quote, a well-produced story, or simply the right audience at the right time – there’s never a perfect equation for what makes it viral. But for this week’s Wish Wednesday we highlight a video that has gained quite the circulation: Annie’s princess wish.

Wish Wednesday - Three Wishes With Holiday Spirit

Jeremiah's Christmas wish
It’s the first week of December. Holiday jingles soar through the radio and movie marathons of family celebrations fill television channels. At Wish Nation, we are kicking off the holiday spirit with three wish kids whose Christmas wishes gave them hope. Read more ...

Dec 04, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Three Wishes With Holiday Spirit

Jeremiah's Christmas wish
It’s the first week of December. Holiday jingles soar through the radio and movie marathons of family celebrations fill television channels. At Wish Nation, we are kicking off the holiday spirit with three wish kids whose Christmas wishes gave them hope. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Nov 06, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 3 Give Back Wishes

Lauren gives comfort & hope
It’s November. Halloween is over and everyone prepares for the holiday season. As my friends and family use their social media pages to give thanks or encourage giving, I think of the wish kids who used their wish to give to others. I give you this week’s Wish Wednesday: 3 Give Back Wishes.

Wish Wednesday - 5 Football Wishes

football wishes
It’s football season. We cheer football players around the country as they test their strength and determination at every game. Many Make-A-Wish kids are football fans who watch in admiration as athletes rise to the challenge. And their wishes … anything from a touch football game to attending the Super Bowl. Read more ...

Oct 02, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 5 Football Wishes

football wishes
It’s football season. We cheer football players around the country as they test their strength and determination at every game. Many Make-A-Wish kids are football fans who watch in admiration as athletes rise to the challenge. And their wishes … anything from a touch football game to attending the Super Bowl. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

Sep 25, 2013

Wish Wednesday - 5 Inspiring Wish Connections

Brad meets firefighters
A wish experience connects. It sparks an interaction between a wish kid and a community that empowers lives. It reaffirms a belief in heroes and a knowledge that others care. As human beings, we can’t thrive in isolation. Our strength comes from the world around us. Read more ...

Aug 30, 2013

Can you believe that?

I can’t believe that. I can’t believe that anybody would ever give me 400 dollars.

Aug 30, 2013

Can you believe that?

I can’t believe that. I can’t believe that anybody would ever give me 400 dollars.

Animal therapy: Back to the Basics

Hatcher's dolphin therapy
Upon seeing a Make-A-Wish kid and a dolphin, many people think "how cute." But a deeper look reveals this interaction with nature can spark life in kids like Hatcher. It unleashes their abilities to connect with others. Read more ...

Aug 09, 2013

Animal therapy: Back to the Basics

Hatcher's dolphin therapy
Upon seeing a Make-A-Wish kid and a dolphin, many people think "how cute." But a deeper look reveals this interaction with nature can spark life in kids like Hatcher. It unleashes their abilities to connect with others. Read more ...

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