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About Our Organization

For children who face the overwhelming odds of a serious medical condition, the bad times can be truly devastating. Make-A-Wish® exists to remind kids of all the amazing possibilities of life and to help them through the most difficult parts of their journey.



We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We're the largest wish-granting charity in the world with 62 chapters in the U.S. and its territories. Make-A-Wish granted more than 15,300 wishes last year alone – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved.

The central and western North Carolina chapter was founded in 1985 and has granted more than 4,340 wishes since its inception. The chapter covers 51 counties in North Carolina from the county of Alamance to the west. Every local child's wish is made possible by special individuals, corporations, volunteers, student organizations and foundations in our community. Thanks to local support, we will grant more than 340 wishes in 2018 at an average cost of $6,000 per wish.

Donations can be made to Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina, 1131 Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28204. For more information about Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina visit nc.wish.org or call us at 1-877-677-9474 and discover how you can Share the Power of a Wish®




About the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central and Western North Carolina:

We help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1985, we have brightened the lives of thousands of children.

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