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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.

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.

Inspired People: Meet Alex

Alex first joined Make-A-Wish as a volunteer more than 12 years ago.
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 Alex.

Nov 12, 2018

Inspired People: Meet Alex

Alex first joined Make-A-Wish as a volunteer more than 12 years ago.
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 Alex.

5 Reasons to Intern at Make-A-Wish®

If you’re looking for an internship that leaves you feeling fulfilled, purposeful and happy, Make-A-Wish is it.
Starting a new job can be intimidating. But any anxiety I had coming into my Summer 2018 internship at Make-A-Wish was quickly expelled on my first day. It only took a brief tour around the office to learn that people here love to laugh and do their jobs well.

If you’re looking for a workplace that leaves you feeling fulfilled, purposeful and happy, Make-A-Wish is it. There are many reasons I loved interning at the National Office in Phoenix, but I know you’re very busy, so I’ll keep it to my top five.

Nov 07, 2018

5 Reasons to Intern at Make-A-Wish®

If you’re looking for an internship that leaves you feeling fulfilled, purposeful and happy, Make-A-Wish is it.
Starting a new job can be intimidating. But any anxiety I had coming into my Summer 2018 internship at Make-A-Wish was quickly expelled on my first day. It only took a brief tour around the office to learn that people here love to laugh and do their jobs well.

If you’re looking for a workplace that leaves you feeling fulfilled, purposeful and happy, Make-A-Wish is it. There are many reasons I loved interning at the National Office in Phoenix, but I know you’re very busy, so I’ll keep it to my top five.

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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