Every 35 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Though a part of a national organization, all operations take place at a grassroots level within the state of Alabama. Funds raised directly support the mission of granting wishes to Alabama children with volunteers across the state working directly with our wish families.
Make-A-Wish Alabama was incorporated in the State of Alabama in 1987 to serve the children and families of Alabama. Several years later, the Alabama and Georgia chapters were combined and operated as Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama for many years. Great wishes continued to be granted in Alabama during this time, but it was difficult to ensure that the state of Alabama was properly served as a part of a combined chapter. Therefore, on September 1, 2012, a new, independent chapter was created, and Make-A-Wish Alabama was born to better serve the children and families of our state. We were able to grant almost 400 wishes in 3 years.
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For more information, visit alabama.wish.org.