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Fundraising Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas Wish
Even in Arizona at Make-A-Wish America, it’s beginning to feel like fall. I can’t tell if it’s the cool, mid-70s degree weather, the pumpkins piled outside grocery stores, or just the assertion by the rest of the world that winter is coming, but I think it’s time to start breaking out the knitted sweaters.

Oct 28, 2015

Fundraising Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas Wish
Even in Arizona at Make-A-Wish America, it’s beginning to feel like fall. I can’t tell if it’s the cool, mid-70s degree weather, the pumpkins piled outside grocery stores, or just the assertion by the rest of the world that winter is coming, but I think it’s time to start breaking out the knitted sweaters.

Ode to Dry Heat and a Splash Pad Wish

Lucas Splash Pad Wish
When I moved to Phoenix from Miami in the middle of my freshman year of high school, I was quickly barraged with comments about the “dry heat” that differed so greatly from the oppressive humidity of Ponce de León’s quirky peninsula. Trading one version of fiery suffering for another, I came to learn the difference between steadily melting and baking in the proverbial Arizona oven.

Sep 30, 2015

Ode to Dry Heat and a Splash Pad Wish

Lucas Splash Pad Wish
When I moved to Phoenix from Miami in the middle of my freshman year of high school, I was quickly barraged with comments about the “dry heat” that differed so greatly from the oppressive humidity of Ponce de León’s quirky peninsula. Trading one version of fiery suffering for another, I came to learn the difference between steadily melting and baking in the proverbial Arizona oven.

Wish Wednesday - Healing Homes

Alicia enjoys her new hot tub with the help of her mom
Most of our wish kids have spent time in the hospital receiving tests and treatment. But every now and then, kids wish to take their therapy home with them. When a child’s bedroom or backyard can be transformed into a place of healing, that’s something we notice.

Aug 06, 2014

Wish Wednesday - Healing Homes

Alicia enjoys her new hot tub with the help of her mom
Most of our wish kids have spent time in the hospital receiving tests and treatment. But every now and then, kids wish to take their therapy home with them. When a child’s bedroom or backyard can be transformed into a place of healing, that’s something we notice.

Wish Wednesday - When a Wish Becomes a Career

Amanda showcases her work at a solo exhibit
Every wish leaves an impact – some offer an escape from the fear of illness, others see a child through treatments and into recovery. But every now and then, wishes take kids all the way to their dream careers.

Jul 23, 2014

Wish Wednesday - When a Wish Becomes a Career

Amanda showcases her work at a solo exhibit
Every wish leaves an impact – some offer an escape from the fear of illness, others see a child through treatments and into recovery. But every now and then, wishes take kids all the way to their dream careers.

Find That Moment

A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with my friend Kate from Make-A-Wish Arizona. Kate’s job at the Arizona chapter is to help implement national campaigns and create relationships with local companies that can support our mission.

Jun 04, 2014

Find That Moment

A few weeks ago, I was having lunch with my friend Kate from Make-A-Wish Arizona. Kate’s job at the Arizona chapter is to help implement national campaigns and create relationships with local companies that can support our mission.

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.

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