We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 193,000 children around the world.
Although it has become one of the world’s most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.
A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®.
The amazing folks at Cruisin' the Coast raised $22,500 this year through a raffle for a 1970 Chevelle SS 396...that's enough to grant 3 wishes! The next raffle will be in 2011 for a 1962 Chevrolet Impala.