The Maine chapter of Make-A-Wish opened in 1992. Founded by Wayne and Caroline Morong, in Camden, Make-A-Wish Maine has grown to serve children in each of Maine's 16 counties. We have granted over 1300 since our first year. This organization grants an average of one wish every five days.
Robbie Seelye, of Calais, was Maine’s first wish child. He received an ATV for his wish in March of 1993.
18 years after his wish, in an event that allowed us to see how life can come full circle, 32-year-old Robbie was a guest at our Fantasy Auction and helped present wish child Jacob with his own ATV wish.
The average cost of a wish is $7,000. All wish expenses are fully covered, including travel and spending money. Our objective is to provide the child and family with a worry-free experience.
We raise funds through the generosity of individuals and businesses, and through events conducted by us and by outside community groups. Make-A-Wish Maine is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax deductible.
The Maine chapter has over 200 volunteers statewide, and a staff of seven. Our office is located in the Time and Temperature building at 477 Congress Street, Suite M1, in Portland.