Have you ever watched a sick child’s face transform into joy? Have you ever planned the surprise of a lifetime for a child? Have you ever created an experience that changes the life of a family? Have you ever wanted to be a part of a charity that is hands on? Then the Make-A-Wish® Mid-South may be the charity for you.
The Make-A-Wish® Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
There are so many ways to get involved with Make-A-Wish. You can be as involved as little or as much as you want. There is something for everyone.
There are opportunities to be a Wish Granting Volunteer – where you can be a part of a wish from beginning to end. You can meet with a wish child to find out their one true wish and work with the Wish Coordinator to surprise the wish child with the news that their wish is being granted. I can tell you from experience that this is one of the most magical things you’ll ever experience.
There are opportunities to help with events. Make-A-Wish holds fundraisers throughout the community that need people to help make these wishes a reality.
There are even opportunities for your business or your child’s school to become Wish Sponsors! There is no way these wishes could be granted without the generous donations of the Wish Sponsor.
You can donate air miles for travel wishes, you can donate to the wish closet (a closet full of presents the volunteers take when they meet their wish kid) and there is so much more that can be done! You can read about all of the opportunities HERE!
If you know a family who has a child with a life threatening medical condition, you can direct the family to THIS PAGE to see if their child qualifies for a wish and if so, how they can refer their child.
Take a look at some of the pictures, read some of the stories and be inspired to help bring hope, strength and joy into the lives of a child.
“My Make-A-Wish trip to Normandy, France on the Anniversary of D-Day was one of the best experiences of my life. Everyone from Make-A-Wish went out of their way to make sure I had the best trip I could ever imagine! I am so thankful for such a great organization” -Ty – AML Leukemia Survivor