What COVID-19 Means for Our Chapter

The health and safety of all Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina constituents, including our wish families and partners, is our priority. At this time, due to current medical and public concerns Make-A-Wish has made the difficult decision to postpone all wish travel, as well as wish kid participation in all activities and events related to Make-A-Wish that involve large gatherings (e.g. large scale wish granting events, theme parks, etc.) until further notice.  

We will continue to monitor guidance from national and international public health and government organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. State Department, and are working closely with the national Make-A-Wish Medical Advisory Council, keeping the best interest of the children and families we serve at the center of all policy decisions we make.  

As always, we remain committed to our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child fighting a critical illness. The world needs hope right now, and our mission is to create life-changing wishes that deliver hope to children with critical illnesses. Our mission has been interrupted and we need your support now more than ever.  

Due to COVID-19, there are over 400 local kids who are waiting for their wishes and that number grows every day as this crisis continues.

This means there are more wishes waiting than ever before. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.  

We know that this crisis is impacting many of our supporters as well, but if you’re able to make a gift during this critical time, you can help us:

COVID-19 Case For Support

Your help today will make future wishes possible, and – because of provisions in the recently approved COVID-19 stimulus bill - you could see benefits come tax time. Learn more about how the CARES Act impacts charitable giving for 2020. 

At this time, our Make-A-Wish offices are NOT open to the public. Much of our staff is working remotely and can be reached by way of email and phones.