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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.

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, 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.

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.”

Donor of the Month, West Valley Mavericks

January Donor of the Month, West Valley Mavericks
The West Valley Mavericks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports children and families in the West Valley. Since partnering with Make-A-Wish Arizona in 2015, its members helped grant 25 wishes while also raising more than $150,000 for the local chapter.

Jan 08, 2020

Donor of the Month, West Valley Mavericks

January Donor of the Month, West Valley Mavericks
The West Valley Mavericks Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports children and families in the West Valley. Since partnering with Make-A-Wish Arizona in 2015, its members helped grant 25 wishes while also raising more than $150,000 for the local chapter.

December Volunteer of the Month, Kathy Wolleson

Kathy Wolleson is the December 2019 Volunteer of the Month
Kathy Wolleson had some idea of what she was getting into when she applied to be a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Dec 17, 2019

December Volunteer of the Month, Kathy Wolleson

Kathy Wolleson is the December 2019 Volunteer of the Month
Kathy Wolleson had some idea of what she was getting into when she applied to be a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Arizona.

October Volunteer of the Month, Rosette Abud

Rosette Abud is the October 2019 Volunteer of the Month
Rosette’s passion for giving back and serving others began at an early age.

Oct 16, 2019

October Volunteer of the Month, Rosette Abud

Rosette Abud is the October 2019 Volunteer of the Month
Rosette’s passion for giving back and serving others began at an early age.

Donor of the Month, ASU Chi Omega

ASU Chi Omega, Donor of the Month
Since its national partnership with Make-A-Wish began in 2002, the Chi Omega chapter at Arizona State University has raised more than $250,000 for Make-A-Wish Arizona to fund wishes for Arizona children fighting critical illnesses.

Sep 27, 2019

Donor of the Month, ASU Chi Omega

ASU Chi Omega, Donor of the Month
Since its national partnership with Make-A-Wish began in 2002, the Chi Omega chapter at Arizona State University has raised more than $250,000 for Make-A-Wish Arizona to fund wishes for Arizona children fighting critical illnesses.

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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