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The Impact of Volunteers: An Infographic

Sometimes, words alone can’t do the job of describing the value of our volunteers. Just the sheer number of active volunteers – nearly 25,000 – astounds people. And it gets even more impressive when we look a little deeper into a few other facts about Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Jul 08, 2014

The Impact of Volunteers: An Infographic

Sometimes, words alone can’t do the job of describing the value of our volunteers. Just the sheer number of active volunteers – nearly 25,000 – astounds people. And it gets even more impressive when we look a little deeper into a few other facts about Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

Apr 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes of a Make-A-Wish Commercial

The Wishes In Flight commercial lasts just 30 seconds. Behind that half-minute of screen time, though, there’s more than nine hours of shooting and months of planning.

State of the Blog - 6 Months of Wish Nation

robin ice cream man
It’s been six months since Make-A-Wish America launched Wish Nation on Aug. 6. It's given us a way to be more immediate and current with telling the world about how wishes help the kids we serve. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun and also learned a few things.

Feb 06, 2014

State of the Blog - 6 Months of Wish Nation

robin ice cream man
It’s been six months since Make-A-Wish America launched Wish Nation on Aug. 6. It's given us a way to be more immediate and current with telling the world about how wishes help the kids we serve. So far, we’ve had a lot of fun and also learned a few things.

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

Jan 03, 2014

Four Things to Know About Referring a Wish Kid

Miles saves San Francisco. <em>Photo courtesy of Make-A-Wish/Paul Sakuma</em>
What if there was a “Wish Kid” signal in every community? Every time a kid was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, someone would shine a light in the sky to alert the superheroes at the nearest Make-A-Wish chapter. As cool as that sounds, it doesn’t work that way.

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

Dec 20, 2013

The Evolution of Wishes

Macy's thanksgiving parade
I think I have the coolest job at Make-A-Wish, but I doubt anyone envies my particular role. When I tell people where I work and explain to them that my job doesn’t involve working directly with wish families, I usually get a remark like, “Oh, well I guess every organization needs people like you!”

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 ...

From One Volunteer to Another

Central New York Make-A-Wish Gala
Make-A-Wish has nearly 25,000 volunteers. I was one of them before joining as an employee. And here I am, 2,000 miles away from home to present an award to a volunteer on the other side of the country. Read more ...

Sep 13, 2013

From One Volunteer to Another

Central New York Make-A-Wish Gala
Make-A-Wish has nearly 25,000 volunteers. I was one of them before joining as an employee. And here I am, 2,000 miles away from home to present an award to a volunteer on the other side of the country. Read more ...

Wish Wednesday - Sweating for Wishes

David goes to 'Ride for Roses'
If you like the idea of helping make wishes come true but want to do more than just donate, I have some good news: There are plenty of ways you can help that fit your interests - and you can get friends and family to help. Read more ...

Sep 03, 2013

Wish Wednesday - Sweating for Wishes

David goes to 'Ride for Roses'
If you like the idea of helping make wishes come true but want to do more than just donate, I have some good news: There are plenty of ways you can help that fit your interests - and you can get friends and family to help. Read more ...

About this Blog

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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