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The Make-A-Wish Story

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.

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Local & Global Structure

Make-A-Wish® is one united family, but also a collection of independently chartered nonprofits committed to a shared vision and mission.

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Latest Status Update

  • #AmazonPrimeDay is today and we need your help filling travel bags! For each travel wish, we pack travel bags filled with items from our Wish Closet for the Wish Kid and their siblings (ages 2.5-18). If you’ve been interested in giving back, shopping on Amazon is a fun way to do it! Check out our Amazon wish list for all of our wish closet needs! ⭐️ http://a.co/87MX83Q

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