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About Us

When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. This can have a real and tangible impact on a child’s health. In fact, research shows that wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. Doctors and social workers use wishes as part of their treatment plan because wishes are that important.


We believe that a wish experience can be a game changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to partner with you and create wishes that change lives.

Right now, there are enough children waiting for their wishes to fill seven school buses. Children with critical illnesses need your help today!

Alex wished for a robotics experience.

Making a Difference

A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities.

Learn how wishes impact lives
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The Make-A-Wish® Story

Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. His police officer wish inspired an unprecedented kind of charity.

Where are wish kids now?

What is the impact of granting wishes?

Learn about the impact wishes have for wish kids, families, and everyone else involved in a wish experience.

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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.

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Managing Our Funds

We are proud of the way we manage and safeguard your donations.

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Employment & Internships

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington employs a professional staff with headquarters in Seattle and regional offices in Spokane, WA and Anchorage, AK.

Madysen wished to go to Disneyland.

Chapter Facts

Founded in 1986, our chapter has granted nearly 7,300 wishes! This year we'll grant 362 more. Learn the facts about our chapter here.

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Our People

From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, every staff member fulfills a vital role in our mission.

Get Involved

Get Involved

Your skills, time or money can transform the life of a child with a critical illness.

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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #620
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