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What are the 9 most popular wish destinations?

9 most popular destinations
Each year, hundreds of Arizona children with critical illnesses travel around the world to their wish destinations, but have you ever guessed what places are the most popular? Find out for yourself and see how you can help us reach our goal of granting 405 wishes this year!

Jun 28, 2019

What are the 9 most popular wish destinations?

9 most popular destinations
Each year, hundreds of Arizona children with critical illnesses travel around the world to their wish destinations, but have you ever guessed what places are the most popular? Find out for yourself and see how you can help us reach our goal of granting 405 wishes this year!

June Volunteers of the Month: Brian Cornellison and Cindy Lane

Wish kid Braxton
When Brian and Cindy moved to Arizona, Cindy knew right away she would find a way to get involved in the community.

Jun 25, 2019

June Volunteers of the Month: Brian Cornellison and Cindy Lane

Wish kid Braxton
When Brian and Cindy moved to Arizona, Cindy knew right away she would find a way to get involved in the community.

6 Lessons I Learned From My Internship

2019 Spring Intern class
Each semester, many of our interns travel from across the country to intern at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Whether you’re starting a new internship or leaving your current one - here are some pieces of advice our spring interns have learned that may help you along your professional journey.

May 29, 2019

6 Lessons I Learned From My Internship

2019 Spring Intern class
Each semester, many of our interns travel from across the country to intern at Make-A-Wish Arizona. Whether you’re starting a new internship or leaving your current one - here are some pieces of advice our spring interns have learned that may help you along your professional journey.

Gayle Glomski helps grant wishes for kids across Arizona

Gayle Glomski is the May 2019 Volunteer of the Month
It was in the role at her “day job” that Gayle Glomski, the owner of Page Springs Cellars, a winery in Northern Arizona, first found out about Make-A-Wish Arizona.

May 13, 2019

Gayle Glomski helps grant wishes for kids across Arizona

Gayle Glomski is the May 2019 Volunteer of the Month
It was in the role at her “day job” that Gayle Glomski, the owner of Page Springs Cellars, a winery in Northern Arizona, first found out about Make-A-Wish Arizona.

6 Travel Hacks From a Wish Manager

Airplane
From planning trips, booking flights and creating itineraries, the Wish Managers at Make-A-Wish Arizona are experienced travel experts responsible for granting the wishes of more than 400 children and their families each year. Wish Manager Katie Kopach shares some of the best travel hacks she has learned over the years to ensure your next trip goes smoothly.

May 10, 2019

6 Travel Hacks From a Wish Manager

Airplane
From planning trips, booking flights and creating itineraries, the Wish Managers at Make-A-Wish Arizona are experienced travel experts responsible for granting the wishes of more than 400 children and their families each year. Wish Manager Katie Kopach shares some of the best travel hacks she has learned over the years to ensure your next trip goes smoothly.

May 02, 2019

Volunteer Jennifer Gaumond celebrates 60 wishes granted

Jennifer and wish kid Kaylee
Jennifer has spent the last six years volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona. In addition to granting more than 60 wishes, she also assists in the orientation process and makes several phone calls a week to wish families.

May 02, 2019

Volunteer Jennifer Gaumond celebrates 60 wishes granted

Jennifer and wish kid Kaylee
Jennifer has spent the last six years volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona. In addition to granting more than 60 wishes, she also assists in the orientation process and makes several phone calls a week to wish families.

Bearizona provides hands-on learning experiences for wish kids

Jen and her colleagues
Jen Roberds has been a member of the Bearizona team for six years. The Chief Operations Officer started as an ambassador for the wildlife park, which is where she had her first experience with a wish kid.

Apr 16, 2019

Bearizona provides hands-on learning experiences for wish kids

Jen and her colleagues
Jen Roberds has been a member of the Bearizona team for six years. The Chief Operations Officer started as an ambassador for the wildlife park, which is where she had her first experience with a wish kid.

5 Interview Mistakes you should NEVER make

Interview Mistakes1
Do you feel like you’ve just walked out of the most embarrassing interview ever? Do you keep making the same mistakes during an interview? Or even before you get to the interview?

You’re not alone! Make-A-Wish Arizona interns and employees provide you insight on their past interview experiences, with some tips on avoiding the same mistakes.

Apr 10, 2019

5 Interview Mistakes you should NEVER make

Interview Mistakes1
Do you feel like you’ve just walked out of the most embarrassing interview ever? Do you keep making the same mistakes during an interview? Or even before you get to the interview?

You’re not alone! Make-A-Wish Arizona interns and employees provide you insight on their past interview experiences, with some tips on avoiding the same mistakes.

Peter Dillon: Volunteer of the Month

Peter with one of his wish kids
“Doing this of course, makes you feel great, but delivering the Make-A-Wish message itself is so self-rewarding.”

Apr 03, 2019

Peter Dillon: Volunteer of the Month

Peter with one of his wish kids
“Doing this of course, makes you feel great, but delivering the Make-A-Wish message itself is so self-rewarding.”

Child life specialist starts her career by referring wish children

Elena, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Elena Rabago, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has become a source of emotional support for many kids and families in the dialysis center over the past year.

Mar 20, 2019

Child life specialist starts her career by referring wish children

Elena, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Elena Rabago, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has become a source of emotional support for many kids and families in the dialysis center over the past year.

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.

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