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My Plans For 2018: The Year Of The Wish

2017 marked an incredible year. We granted 117 wishes during our fiscal year—that’s one nearly every three days!

We also broke records with our annual Walk For Wishes fundraising event, making us number two in the nation for funds raised. The impact we made because of your support has been amazing to witness.


And while we celebrate our wins every day, we must always look toward the future. During our 2018 fiscal year, we resolve to grant yet more wishes—130 to be exact!

Yes, it’s a big goal, but we have never backed down from a challenge. Make-A-Wish exists to make miracles happen, after all! For over 37 years, we remain vigilant to our vision to reach every eligible child because we know that when a child fighting for their life receives their one true wish, it’s more than just a wish. It’s healing. It’s inspiring. It’s life-changing.

What are your goals for 2018? Wherever the year may take you, we hope your stars still align with Make-A-Wish, and that we help fulfill your passion for making wishes come true. Here are some of our favorite ways to help serve the wish kids in our community:


Have a blast at our annual Walk For Wishes! You can create a team, or join an existing one, and just walk your way to making dreams a reality. Mark your calendars for March 10, 2018, at Town Square for our next walk, and we’d love to see you there!


Volunteering with Make-A-Wish doesn’t have to mean a ton of time. We cater to individual interests and availability, so whether it’s greeting a wish kid at the airport, helping the staff at The Wishing Place, or becoming a wish granter, I know you’ll find something that fits your lifestyle and talents. 


As I said before, working with Make-A-Wish makes me even more grateful for every day I wake up healthy. Becoming a monthly donor or adopting a wish changes the lives of so many families and volunteers. I know it can do the same for you.

I’d love to hear how you plan to impact the lives of wish kids in the New Year. Tell me in the comments below!

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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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