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11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

Nov 26, 2014

11 Reasons I Am Thankful For Make-A-Wish

Nick as Red Lightning
This holiday season, as you think back over the year for what you are most thankful for, I hope that you will remember all of the wish kids Make-A-Wish has helped throughout the year. I remember second grader Nick, who showed Seattle how to fight crime in his wish to be a superhero. I remember when Austin rode with racer Tommy Johnson Jr. at speeds of over 140 mph. And who could forget when Ranger Gabriel stopped that forest fire in Yellowstone?

On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Nov 14, 2014

On the Movie Set With Wish Kid Clark

Clark Make-A-Wish UK Life Photography
Today, Wish Nation is excited to introduce you to Clark, a 7-year-old wish kid from the UK. Chrissie Hinde, marketing officer at Make-A-Wish UK, will share her first-hand view of Clark's imaginative wish to be the star in his own movie ... this blog post is also our first-ever from our friends in the UK. Make-A-Wish UK is one of 38 Make-A-Wish International affiliates serving children in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Why Granting Wishes Matters

Pause for a minute. Think about a moment in your life that really impacted you. Think about a time when you were the impact. Didn’t it make you feel so full of understanding, positivity and joy? Now, what if you could feel that every 38 minutes?

Sep 26, 2014

Why Granting Wishes Matters

Pause for a minute. Think about a moment in your life that really impacted you. Think about a time when you were the impact. Didn’t it make you feel so full of understanding, positivity and joy? Now, what if you could feel that every 38 minutes?

Wish Wednesday - A Small Step Can Leave a Huge Imprint

I was nine when I knew that what I wanted the most in life was to contribute to the world around me in some way to make it better. Of course, I thought I had to wait for that moment until I was older, possibly a little taller, and well … met all the right people and found all the right resources. After all, what could a 9-year-old do for such a big world? Had I known then – a whole lot, actually.

Sep 24, 2014

Wish Wednesday - A Small Step Can Leave a Huge Imprint

I was nine when I knew that what I wanted the most in life was to contribute to the world around me in some way to make it better. Of course, I thought I had to wait for that moment until I was older, possibly a little taller, and well … met all the right people and found all the right resources. After all, what could a 9-year-old do for such a big world? Had I known then – a whole lot, actually.

How You Can Connect Kids with Make-A-Wish

juliana scientist
When charities ask people to help, they usually mean “donate” or “volunteer.” With Make-A-Wish, there’s another huge way people can help: They can refer a child for a wish.

Sep 03, 2014

How You Can Connect Kids with Make-A-Wish

juliana scientist
When charities ask people to help, they usually mean “donate” or “volunteer.” With Make-A-Wish, there’s another huge way people can help: They can refer a child for a wish.

Aug 08, 2014

The Make-A-Wish Summer 2014 Intern Class in an Infographic

Each summer, a group of full-time interns from all across the country travel to Phoenix, Ariz., to spend 10 weeks at the Make-A-Wish National Office. These interns bring unique skills and experiences to their positions, which cover everything from chapter support to finance and accounting.

Aug 08, 2014

The Make-A-Wish Summer 2014 Intern Class in an Infographic

Each summer, a group of full-time interns from all across the country travel to Phoenix, Ariz., to spend 10 weeks at the Make-A-Wish National Office. These interns bring unique skills and experiences to their positions, which cover everything from chapter support to finance and accounting.

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

Jul 25, 2014

Hope, Strength and...

Nyiah experiences joy on her Hawaiian adventure
You know those “ah ha” moments? Those moments of clarity, where something makes sense in a way that it didn’t previously. Mine hit me on my day off.

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

Jul 18, 2014

The Ones We Carry - Exploring the Impact of a Wish

Wish kid Jordan at the NFL Pro Bowl
It did not take long to realize that, like myself, many working or interning at Make-A-Wish carry a story or a person with them, one that inspires them to want to work for this organization.

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

Jul 16, 2014

Behind the Scenes: An Inside Look at the 9th Annual ESPN “My Wish” Series

Behind the scenes ESPN My Wish
A jungle of multi-colored wires snake through a living room previously occupied by only furniture and family photos. The complexity of the scene is illuminated by strategically placed overhead lights. Surrounding the area are high-powered video cameras primed to beautifully capture all of the sights and sounds. In the center of the scene, there is an opening – free from all of the chords and equipment that border it. And in that opening are two folding chairs: one occupied by a wish mom and the other occupied by award winning, world renowned sports reporter, Chris Connelly. Welcome behind the scenes of the 9th annual ESPN “My Wish” series.

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.

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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