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Words of Wishdom: A Blog

A Boat Wish

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On Monday, 17 year old Ethan from York County received his wish: his very own boat.

Mar 26, 2014

A Boat Wish

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On Monday, 17 year old Ethan from York County received his wish: his very own boat.

Mar 13, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

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When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

Mar 13, 2014

Finding Proof in the Importance of a Wish

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When I accepted the position at Make-A-Wish Maine, I knew I found the right place for me. Since college, I’ve worked in development and was thrilled to join an organization like Make-A-Wish because it was getting to the heart of why I wanted to work in the nonprofit world: to make a difference I could feel.

A Wish Party Fit for a Princess

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As a part of her wish party and enhancement, Aubrey and her sister Jada were given a day of pampering, culminating with a tea party with a real Princess! Aubrey, 3, of Androscoggin county just returned from her wish trip to Walt Disney World®. Before the trip, she was treated like a Princess with this wonderful wish trip send-off!

Mar 13, 2014

A Wish Party Fit for a Princess

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As a part of her wish party and enhancement, Aubrey and her sister Jada were given a day of pampering, culminating with a tea party with a real Princess! Aubrey, 3, of Androscoggin county just returned from her wish trip to Walt Disney World®. Before the trip, she was treated like a Princess with this wonderful wish trip send-off!

Creative Ways to Give Back

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We are so fortunate at Make-A-Wish Maine to have the support of so many volunteers, donors and friends of our organization. People often find the perfect fit with our organization: whether it is the perfect way to give back through fundraisers, or the perfect volunteer job!

Feb 26, 2014

Creative Ways to Give Back

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We are so fortunate at Make-A-Wish Maine to have the support of so many volunteers, donors and friends of our organization. People often find the perfect fit with our organization: whether it is the perfect way to give back through fundraisers, or the perfect volunteer job!

An Icy Cold Wish

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It is nearly impossible to not think about Make-A-Wish, even outside of the office. When meeting someone for the first time, they almost always know someone who has had a wish or know some great wish story that particularly struck them.

Feb 18, 2014

An Icy Cold Wish

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It is nearly impossible to not think about Make-A-Wish, even outside of the office. When meeting someone for the first time, they almost always know someone who has had a wish or know some great wish story that particularly struck them.

Jan 24, 2014

Jared's LEGOLAND® Wish

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Jared, 9, suffers from Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and his one wish was to visit LEGOLAND®. This story is probably best told from Jared's point of view.

Jan 24, 2014

Jared's LEGOLAND® Wish

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Jared, 9, suffers from Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and his one wish was to visit LEGOLAND®. This story is probably best told from Jared's point of view.

Returning this Ornament Home

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Help us find the home for this lost Make-A-Wish ornament found in Scarborough, Maine.

Jan 22, 2014

Returning this Ornament Home

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Help us find the home for this lost Make-A-Wish ornament found in Scarborough, Maine.

Limited Holiday Office Hours

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This holiday season, Make-A-Wish Maine will have limited holiday office hours.

Dec 09, 2013

Limited Holiday Office Hours

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This holiday season, Make-A-Wish Maine will have limited holiday office hours.

A Pirate Ship Wish

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Every wish that Make-A-Wish® Maine grants to a child with a life-threatening illness takes a lot of planning, dedicated volunteers, and a little bit of magic. But some wishes also involve a crane and pirates! On Saturday, Nov. 23, a special wish was granted to a young boy from Auburn, Maine. Owen Winslow, 7, has been battling a malignant tumor, known as a Glioma, and he asked Make-A-Wish Maine for a Pirate Ship Tree House. Make-A-Wish teamed up with several local vendors, and on Saturday, Owen became Captain of his very own ship!

Nov 26, 2013

A Pirate Ship Wish

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Every wish that Make-A-Wish® Maine grants to a child with a life-threatening illness takes a lot of planning, dedicated volunteers, and a little bit of magic. But some wishes also involve a crane and pirates! On Saturday, Nov. 23, a special wish was granted to a young boy from Auburn, Maine. Owen Winslow, 7, has been battling a malignant tumor, known as a Glioma, and he asked Make-A-Wish Maine for a Pirate Ship Tree House. Make-A-Wish teamed up with several local vendors, and on Saturday, Owen became Captain of his very own ship!

Nov 01, 2013

The Nolan Special

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This week we welcome guest blogger Eric Shepherd from OTTO Pizza.

Nov 01, 2013

The Nolan Special

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This week we welcome guest blogger Eric Shepherd from OTTO Pizza.

Contact Make-A-Wish® Maine.

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toll free: 800.491.3171
fax: 207.221.2028
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About this Blog

Written by Donor Care Manager Meredith Jones, this is a blog about the ins and outs of what it takes to grant magical wishes at Make-A-Wish Maine.

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Contact Make-A-Wish® Maine.

tel: 207.221.2306telephone
toll free: 800.491.3171
fax: 207.221.2028
email: jvfuzr@znvar.jvfu.bet
mail: 477 Congress Street, Suite M1, Portland, ME 04101

Contact a Staff Member Directly

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