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Chapter Facts

In 1986, Make-A-Wish® Washington was founded. In 2000, the chapter expanded its territory to include Alaska. Here are the facts:

Madysen wished to meet the princesses at Disneyland Resort.

  • With your help, we've granted unparalleled wishes to more than 6,700 children in our communities.
  • Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, Make-A-Wish has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.
  • Currently, more than 500 children are awaiting their wishes and that's just the beginning. One in five kids are not being referred to our program because they don't know about us. We need your help. You can help wish kids rise above their illnesses. A life-changing diagnosis is devastating for wish kids and their families. Wishes are a way to combat that. The benefits of a wish are tangible. For some, a wish is an incentive to comply with their treatments so they can get healthy enough to experience their wish. For others, it's a distraction and something positive to look forward to. You are the key to Make-A-Wish meeting the opportunities that lie ahead. If you stand with us, every eligible child can receive the renewal of a wish experience. 
  • There is power in a wish! Wishes are an important part of total patient care and have a significant impact on the child's health. In fact, Make-A-Wish has gathered extensive survey data indicating that health – mental, emotional and physical – improves for children who received a wish.
  • Your support can help us create a lifetime of magical memories for seriously-ill children and their families. A wish lasts more than a day – it offers the child and their family something to yearn for that's not steeped in the language of hospitals, trauma or pain. The anticipation and experience of a wish often helps kids get better and sometimes even helps keep families together.
  • Much of our work is carried out by more than 600 active volunteers, and $1.5 million of our support comes in the form of contributed goods and services. In fact, every $1 dollar of privately donated funds leverages another $1 dollar in volunteer services, in-kind goods, and generous corporate financial support.
  • Despite the popularity of our brand, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington does not have all the resources needed to grant the wishes of children within our territory who might qualify for a wish. We need members of our community, like you, to stand with us and invest in the powerful possibilities of the future. We invite you to invest in changing lives.
  • For more information, view Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington's most recent fact sheet (PDF | 3.6 MB).
  • Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington collects and reviews evaluations from wish families, wish-granting volunteers, the staff, board and donors to ensure our organization maintains strict quality standards.

Contact Us

Western Washington Office

811 First Avenue, Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98104

tel 206.623.5300 | 800.304.WISH
fax 206.623.5333

Eastern Washington Office

104 S. Freya Street
Green Flag Bldg, Suite 210
Spokane, WA 99202

tel 509.458.2618 | 888.790.7005
fax 509.458.2613

Alaska Office

430 West 7th Avenue, Suite 110
Anchorage, AK 99501

tel 907.258.9474 | 844.510.WISH
fax 907.258.9475

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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #520
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
Toll Free (800) 304-9474
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Green Flag Bldg #210
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
Toll Free (888) 790-7005
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474