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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.

Tucson volunteer Cathy Nash has granted more than 80 wishes

Elijah stands with his volunteer wish granters and Director of Southern Arizona, Rob LaMaster
Cathy Nash has been volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona for more than 10 years, a long time impacting the lives of kids and families through her empathy and creativity.

Mar 25, 2020

Tucson volunteer Cathy Nash has granted more than 80 wishes

Elijah stands with his volunteer wish granters and Director of Southern Arizona, Rob LaMaster
Cathy Nash has been volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona for more than 10 years, a long time impacting the lives of kids and families through her empathy and creativity.

Child Life Manager and wish mom Wendy Pauker shares the power of a wish

Wendy's daughter Sydney received a wish 10 years ago.
Wendy Pauker, a Child Life Manager at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, has been helping kids for three decades. In those 30 years, she has seen the impact of Make-A-Wish, but it became personal for Wendy when her daughter received a wish 10 years ago.

Mar 23, 2020

Child Life Manager and wish mom Wendy Pauker shares the power of a wish

Wendy's daughter Sydney received a wish 10 years ago.
Wendy Pauker, a Child Life Manager at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, has been helping kids for three decades. In those 30 years, she has seen the impact of Make-A-Wish, but it became personal for Wendy when her daughter received a wish 10 years ago.

Donor of the Month, Kenny Yanga

Dodging For Wishes
Kenny Yanga loves to stay active and play dodgeball with friends. It wasn’t until four years ago that he realized he could use his passion to help grant wishes.

Mar 19, 2020

Donor of the Month, Kenny Yanga

Dodging For Wishes
Kenny Yanga loves to stay active and play dodgeball with friends. It wasn’t until four years ago that he realized he could use his passion to help grant wishes.

A message from Elizabeth R. Reich, president/CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona:

We know you are hearing a lot of information about the COVID-19 and its effect on Arizona, its residents, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Mar 17, 2020

A message from Elizabeth R. Reich, president/CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona:

We know you are hearing a lot of information about the COVID-19 and its effect on Arizona, its residents, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes
“I volunteer at quite a few places and Make-A-Wish Arizona is something I will not give up. I love it, it’s close to my heart and I love that the people around me are getting involved too.”

Feb 27, 2020

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes

Yuma volunteer Shelley Ostrowski has granted more than 100 wishes
“I volunteer at quite a few places and Make-A-Wish Arizona is something I will not give up. I love it, it’s close to my heart and I love that the people around me are getting involved too.”

Volunteer for more than 20 years helps kids create joyous memories

“These wish experiences have let me know how much goodness there is in the world.”

Feb 24, 2020

Volunteer for more than 20 years helps kids create joyous memories

“These wish experiences have let me know how much goodness there is in the world.”

Volunteer of the Month, Rose Provencio

Rose Provencio is the February 2020 volunteer of the month
Rose Provencio, a wish granter of two years, has experienced childhood cancer firsthand with her family and now her passion is helping other kids facing critical illnesses discover their one true wish.

Feb 06, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Rose Provencio

Rose Provencio is the February 2020 volunteer of the month
Rose Provencio, a wish granter of two years, has experienced childhood cancer firsthand with her family and now her passion is helping other kids facing critical illnesses discover their one true wish.

Donor of the Month, Judy & Don Spiro

Judy & Don Spiro are the February 2020 Donors of the Month.
After working as a special education teacher for more than 20 years, Judy Spiro felt the need to help other kids in her community when she retired.

Feb 06, 2020

Donor of the Month, Judy & Don Spiro

Judy & Don Spiro are the February 2020 Donors of the Month.
After working as a special education teacher for more than 20 years, Judy Spiro felt the need to help other kids in her community when she retired.

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!

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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.

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