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Donor of the Month, Jennifer and Mike Gaumond

Mike and Jennifer attending the Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball
Many people connect with Make-A-Wish Arizona after hearing about the kids who benefit from a wish experience. For donors Jennifer and Mike Gaumond, it’s all about the people behind-the-scenes who make these wishes possible.

May 28, 2020

Donor of the Month, Jennifer and Mike Gaumond

Mike and Jennifer attending the Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball
Many people connect with Make-A-Wish Arizona after hearing about the kids who benefit from a wish experience. For donors Jennifer and Mike Gaumond, it’s all about the people behind-the-scenes who make these wishes possible.

Volunteer of the Month, Shantel Madsen

Shantel with wish granting partner Amy
When Shantel Madsen moved to Arizona with her kids a few years ago, she was looking for a new opportunity.

May 22, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Shantel Madsen

Shantel with wish granting partner Amy
When Shantel Madsen moved to Arizona with her kids a few years ago, she was looking for a new opportunity.

May 06, 2020

Celebrating Nurses Week 2020 with Rhonda Anderson, board member

Make-A-Wish® Arizona is excited to welcome Rhonda Anderson, president and consultant for RMA Consulting and former CEO of Cardon Children’s Medical Center, to its Board of Directors, which now totals 32 individuals who are dedicating volunteer time and efforts toward granting wishes for children with critical illnesses.

May 06, 2020

Celebrating Nurses Week 2020 with Rhonda Anderson, board member

Make-A-Wish® Arizona is excited to welcome Rhonda Anderson, president and consultant for RMA Consulting and former CEO of Cardon Children’s Medical Center, to its Board of Directors, which now totals 32 individuals who are dedicating volunteer time and efforts toward granting wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Melissa’s wish 30 years ago inspires her to give back today

Melissa Jones - volunteer
Melissa Jones first realized how essential wishes were when she was 10 years old. Diagnosed with the same genetic disease as her twin sister, Susan, Melissa asked Make-A-Wish to send her to Walt Disney World with her family for the experience of a lifetime.

May 05, 2020

Melissa’s wish 30 years ago inspires her to give back today

Melissa Jones - volunteer
Melissa Jones first realized how essential wishes were when she was 10 years old. Diagnosed with the same genetic disease as her twin sister, Susan, Melissa asked Make-A-Wish to send her to Walt Disney World with her family for the experience of a lifetime.

La pasión de Rosette por dar a los demás comenzó a una edad temprana

Rosette Abud is the October 2019 Volunteer of the Month
La pasión de Rosette por dar y servir a los demás comenzó a una edad temprana.

Apr 21, 2020

La pasión de Rosette por dar a los demás comenzó a una edad temprana

Rosette Abud is the October 2019 Volunteer of the Month
La pasión de Rosette por dar y servir a los demás comenzó a una edad temprana.

Donor of the Month, The Goddard School

April Donor of the Month, The Goddard School
Last year, The Goddard School became the first early childhood development school to partner with Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Apr 14, 2020

Donor of the Month, The Goddard School

April Donor of the Month, The Goddard School
Last year, The Goddard School became the first early childhood development school to partner with Make-A-Wish Arizona.

For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered in almost every fashion

Terri Amabisca
For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered with Make-A-Wish Arizona in almost every fashion.

Apr 08, 2020

For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered in almost every fashion

Terri Amabisca
For more than 30 years, Terri has volunteered with Make-A-Wish Arizona in almost every fashion.

Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 stimulus

CARES Act for Nonprofits – Friday, March 27, the Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits (learn more about the impact COVID-19 has on wishes).

Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19 stimulus

CARES Act for Nonprofits – Friday, March 27, the Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits (learn more about the impact COVID-19 has on wishes).

Volunteer of the Month, Audrey Alfano

Audrey Alfano is the March 2020 Volunteer of the Month
Audrey decided to volunteer with Make-A-Wish in 2017 after attending the Wish Ball. Now, three years later, she has granted several wishes and is not stopping any time soon.

Mar 30, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Audrey Alfano

Audrey Alfano is the March 2020 Volunteer of the Month
Audrey decided to volunteer with Make-A-Wish in 2017 after attending the Wish Ball. Now, three years later, she has granted several wishes and is not stopping any time soon.

After granting 60+ wishes, Aaron Ling says volunteering changed his life

Wish kid Sebastian
Aaron has volunteered since high school, at places like Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way and other mentorship programs. Yet, once Aaron heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona, he knew it was the place for him.

Mar 25, 2020

After granting 60+ wishes, Aaron Ling says volunteering changed his life

Wish kid Sebastian
Aaron has volunteered since high school, at places like Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way and other mentorship programs. Yet, once Aaron heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona, he knew it was the place for him.

Send a message of hope

With many of our wishes postponed, we want you to help keep our wish kids’ spirits high! Write, video or photograph yourself sharing a message of hope and post to any of our Make-A-Wish Arizona social media channels at @makeawishaz (tag @makeawisharizona on Instagram) and use the hashtag #WishesAreWaiting.

You can help bring hope to a child who needs it!

Send a Message of Hope

About this Blog

Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding chapter of Make-A-Wish, the international wish granting organization. Our chapter grants incredible wishes every day for Arizona children with critical illnesses. We want to share the stories of our wishes -- and the inspiration, creativity, imagination and life-affirming enthusiasm that they bring -- with you.

Make-A-Wish® Arizona
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Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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