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Welcome To The Board

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You all know that Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada relies heavily on the support of our amazing community. Our organization relies on a deeply committed board of directors who donate their time and resources to keep us connected.

Sep 18, 2017

Welcome To The Board

Jon Grey_450x300
You all know that Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada relies heavily on the support of our amazing community. Our organization relies on a deeply committed board of directors who donate their time and resources to keep us connected.

How Do I Become A Volunteer With Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada?

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Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, but aren’t sure how to get started or what to expect?

Sep 13, 2017

How Do I Become A Volunteer With Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada?

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Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, but aren’t sure how to get started or what to expect?

How Your Kids Can Ace The School Year

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The start of a new school season is always bursting with promise as kids reunite with friends, make new ones and get into the swing of another year.

Sep 08, 2017

How Your Kids Can Ace The School Year

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The start of a new school season is always bursting with promise as kids reunite with friends, make new ones and get into the swing of another year.

Lois' Legacy of Wishes

Lois and Dad
Lois' deep-rooted love for all things Disney left a significant impact on her. She has decided to leave a Legacy of Wishes for wish kids desiring to go to Disneyland® and Walt Disney World Resort® long after her journey on earth ends. Read on to learn about how the selfless nature of one woman will leave a lasting impression on wish kids to come.

Aug 23, 2017

Lois' Legacy of Wishes

Lois and Dad
Lois' deep-rooted love for all things Disney left a significant impact on her. She has decided to leave a Legacy of Wishes for wish kids desiring to go to Disneyland® and Walt Disney World Resort® long after her journey on earth ends. Read on to learn about how the selfless nature of one woman will leave a lasting impression on wish kids to come.

Food and Community; How they go hand in hand

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As we get ready to celebrate our country’s independence with burgers, hot dogs and other summertime snacks, I started to think of how food and community seem to go hand in hand. More than fifty years ago, my parents immigrated from Italy. Like most Italians, they believed that food solves everything, so it’s not surprising I grew up in a household where problems—big and small—were discussed around the dining table.

Jul 04, 2017

Food and Community; How they go hand in hand

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As we get ready to celebrate our country’s independence with burgers, hot dogs and other summertime snacks, I started to think of how food and community seem to go hand in hand. More than fifty years ago, my parents immigrated from Italy. Like most Italians, they believed that food solves everything, so it’s not surprising I grew up in a household where problems—big and small—were discussed around the dining table.

A Tribute to Wish Dads on Father’s Day

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You’ve heard of Make-A-Wish, right? That non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. I always looked at them and smiled knowing what they do. I never thought my daughter would be a part of that but they changed our lives forever. You see, Make-A-Wish goes above and beyond to grant a wish that proves instrumental in the healing of children.

Jun 16, 2017

A Tribute to Wish Dads on Father’s Day

Jesse and Jillian_480x239
You’ve heard of Make-A-Wish, right? That non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. I always looked at them and smiled knowing what they do. I never thought my daughter would be a part of that but they changed our lives forever. You see, Make-A-Wish goes above and beyond to grant a wish that proves instrumental in the healing of children.

New Make-A-Wish Employee Feature: Introducing Rachel

Rachel Nelson
We are thrilled to introduce you to Rachel in part two of a blog series on new employees.

Apr 30, 2017

New Make-A-Wish Employee Feature: Introducing Rachel

Rachel Nelson
We are thrilled to introduce you to Rachel in part two of a blog series on new employees.

New Make-A-Wish Employee Feature: Meet Nikki

Nikki with her brother, wish recipient Michael.
Earlier this year, we welcomed two new employees to the Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada family.

Apr 23, 2017

New Make-A-Wish Employee Feature: Meet Nikki

Nikki with her brother, wish recipient Michael.
Earlier this year, we welcomed two new employees to the Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada family.

From Wish Kid to Wish Granter

After receiving her own wish, Rebeca pays it forward as a Wish Granting volunteer.
When we first met Rebeca, she was a bright and vivacious 12-year-old. Like many other girls her age, she loved everything Disney—she always dreamed about going to Disney World to meet her favorite heroes in person. At this age, however, her life changed: she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Apr 15, 2017

From Wish Kid to Wish Granter

After receiving her own wish, Rebeca pays it forward as a Wish Granting volunteer.
When we first met Rebeca, she was a bright and vivacious 12-year-old. Like many other girls her age, she loved everything Disney—she always dreamed about going to Disney World to meet her favorite heroes in person. At this age, however, her life changed: she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Why I Walk For Wishes

Team Allegiant at Walk For Wishes.
Last Saturday, over 3,000 people came out in droves to support Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada’s Walk For Wishes. I am lucky to be a part of this annual event that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars—over $500,000 this year alone—as team captain of the Allegiant team. Allegiant has been a long-time supporter of the organization nationally for years, yet when I started at the company’s Las Vegas headquarters a few years ago, I was thrilled to see how much the organization does on a local level to support Wish Kids and their families. You might ask why I was so thrilled ... because I am a Wish Mom myself!

Mar 18, 2017

Why I Walk For Wishes

Team Allegiant at Walk For Wishes.
Last Saturday, over 3,000 people came out in droves to support Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada’s Walk For Wishes. I am lucky to be a part of this annual event that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars—over $500,000 this year alone—as team captain of the Allegiant team. Allegiant has been a long-time supporter of the organization nationally for years, yet when I started at the company’s Las Vegas headquarters a few years ago, I was thrilled to see how much the organization does on a local level to support Wish Kids and their families. You might ask why I was so thrilled ... because I am a Wish Mom myself!

About this Blog

The Wish Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at Make-A-Wish®. See how wishes come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or those who have been transformed by a wish. And learn why we are so committed to someday granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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