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The Wishing Place

Our partnership with Make-A-Wish, supporting the incredible work they do, brings a great sense of pride to our team – throughout the Allegiant network, and especially here in the hometown we share. All of us at Allegiant are thrilled to be able to provide a wonderful new home for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, and to welcome the many volunteers and staff members who make wishes reality to our campus. ”

— Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO, Allegiant

The Wishing Place is now open for Wishes!

The Wishing Place is now open for Wishes!

Dealing with a life-threatening illness can be dauntless, foreboding, and generally downright scary. Wish Kid Rebeca shares that “Knowing you could die is such a weird and sad feeling, especially so young.” That’s why Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is proud to have granted over 1,800 wishes since 1996, and in early 2017, we moved into a new space that furthers our mission to grant wishes to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. And The Wishing Place is just that—a labor of love and perfect example of working together to make wishes happen.

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

  • The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

Allegiant’s Gift and Community Collaboration

Long-time Make-A-Wish supporter Jon Wolfe was the man with an idea: national Make-A-Wish partner and Las Vegas-based Allegiant had recently moved into its Summerlin campus, and an extra building was not in use.

After initial discussions, it was soon wheels up: Allegiant generously donated a 7,000 square foot office building to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. Allegiant has been a part of the Make-A-Wish family nationally for more than five years, having provided nearly 800 flights to wish destinations, raising funds through the sale of Wingz Kids Snack Packs in flight, and sponsoring Walk For Wishes® events across the country.

For a $1 per year lease, Make-A-Wish has a colorful and lively workspace, explicitly designed to create a magical place for wishes to come true. The Wishing Place will not only be headquarters to all the work of the non-profit organization, but it will also be a spot where Wish Kids and their families alike can visit for hope, warmth, and inspiration during illness and recovery. Following a $1.5 million renovation and collaborations with multiple partners, The Wishing Place celebrated its official Grand Opening on February 10, 2017.

The Wishing Place is open for wishes!

Thanks to the kindness of Allegiant and many others, we have effectively eliminated a significant line item in our budget—this means more than $100,000 in annual rent expense will be redirected toward granting more wishes. Also, one of the best parts about being on Allegiant’s campus is the capability to cultivate an even stronger relationship with Allegiant team members as ambassadors and volunteers of our mission to grant wishes. One of the rooms in The Wishing Place is named "The Allegiant Volunteer Hangar"; one of its walls is adorned with words that Allegiant employees listed to describe our partnership: joy, magical and inspiring. 

Other donors and partners who contributed to the redesign of The Wishing Place include the architectural firm of Simpson.Coulter Studio, Henderson Engineering, Wright Engineers, Justin & Jessica Kalb and Shannon Fore who donated design services, Martin Harris Construction, One Stop 4 Flooring, YESCO, and Artistic Iron. 

The generosity of Allegiant has made The Wishing Place possible.

Thanks to the generosity of Allegiant, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has a new place to call home.

Art in The Wishing Place

One artist has shared his incredible talents with a chalk art mural that greets visitors the first moment they step into The Wishing Place.

As the first full-time artist for Zappos, Miguel Hernandez was inspired by Disney, our mission and brand, and the greys and blues found in the office environment. Miguel was more than happy for the opportunity to use his art for good cause: “It’s one of those things that keeps on giving…[the piece] is featured in a place we can all come together.”

On giving his talents to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, Miguel is inspired by the mission. “To me, I understand what it entails, what comes with it, and what we’re all trying to achieve. I’m confident in what I’m doing, because I know it’s for an amazing organization.” Miguel expressed that his own personal wish would involve bringing a collective of artists from around the world together as an honor to share their art at the Vatican. Thank you, Zappos and Miguel!

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Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
9950 Covington Cross Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 212-9474