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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: 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: 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.

Inspired People: Meet Allyse

Allyse is proud that working for Make-A-Wish is part of her life story.
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 Allyse.

Nov 05, 2018

Inspired People: Meet Allyse

Allyse is proud that working for Make-A-Wish is part of her life story.
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 Allyse.

Teaching Kids to Fundraise Is As Easy As 1-2-3

Bubbles’ Road to Wishes is a virtual walk-a-thon that takes Bubbles the Elephant on a month-long trip around the nation with the goal of raising money for Make-A-Wish.
The Learning Experience has long been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, their families and the communities in which we serve. For much of our brand’s history, we have carried out this mission by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs, along with volunteering, donating to causes and holding fundraising events at our centers.

Oct 26, 2018

Teaching Kids to Fundraise Is As Easy As 1-2-3

Bubbles’ Road to Wishes is a virtual walk-a-thon that takes Bubbles the Elephant on a month-long trip around the nation with the goal of raising money for Make-A-Wish.
The Learning Experience has long been dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children, their families and the communities in which we serve. For much of our brand’s history, we have carried out this mission by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs, along with volunteering, donating to causes and holding fundraising events at our centers.

How to Get Involved: A Look Inside One Wish Granter’s Experience

Morgan Kemp joined Make-A-Wish through her sorority, Chi Omega.
Make-A-Wish® offers an abundance of ways to get involved, and I am lucky enough to have experienced a few. Throughout my collegiate years at the University of Arizona, I was a part of Chi Omega, the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world, and also a sponsor of Make-A-Wish.

Oct 19, 2018

How to Get Involved: A Look Inside One Wish Granter’s Experience

Morgan Kemp joined Make-A-Wish through her sorority, Chi Omega.
Make-A-Wish® offers an abundance of ways to get involved, and I am lucky enough to have experienced a few. Throughout my collegiate years at the University of Arizona, I was a part of Chi Omega, the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world, and also a sponsor of Make-A-Wish.

Is Wish Granting a Huge Time Commitment? Short Answer: No

Morgan Kemp, second from left, became a wish granter in college.
Being in college teaches you a lot about time management and accomplishing the things you want to do. While I was busy with class, meetings, building friendships and improving my resume, I found joy in staying true to my values, and that was volunteering with Make-A-Wish® and transforming the lives of families in my community.

Oct 12, 2018

Is Wish Granting a Huge Time Commitment? Short Answer: No

Morgan Kemp, second from left, became a wish granter in college.
Being in college teaches you a lot about time management and accomplishing the things you want to do. While I was busy with class, meetings, building friendships and improving my resume, I found joy in staying true to my values, and that was volunteering with Make-A-Wish® and transforming the lives of families in my community.

Four Sea Wishes We Couldn't Wait to See

Cade's wish was a sea wish we couldn't wait to see.
Whether wishing to explore the underwater world through the eyes of sharks, fishing in Costa Rica waters, snorkeling over the Great Barrier Reef or even swimming on the Bahamas coast with pigs – yes, pigs – Sea wishes are as unique as the children who wish for them.

Aug 30, 2018

Four Sea Wishes We Couldn't Wait to See

Cade's wish was a sea wish we couldn't wait to see.
Whether wishing to explore the underwater world through the eyes of sharks, fishing in Costa Rica waters, snorkeling over the Great Barrier Reef or even swimming on the Bahamas coast with pigs – yes, pigs – Sea wishes are as unique as the children who wish for them.

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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