Charity of the Year

MWN Charity of 2016: Make a Wish – Iowa Chapter

Every 34 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. A wish is granted every other day in the state of Iowa.

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.

Step 1: Referral

We rely on medical professionals, parents and children themselves for referrals. Children who have reached the age of 2½ and are under the age of 18 at the time of referral – and have not received a wish from another wish-granting organization – may be eligible for a wish.

Step 2: Medical Eligibility

We determine a child’s medical eligibility with the help of the treating physician. To receive a wish, the child must be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition (i.e., a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy).

Step 3: The Wish

We send one of our enthusiastic wish teams to learn the child’s one true wish. These committed volunteers connect with wish children, awaken their imaginations and help them envision an experience with the power to change lives.

Step 4: Creating Joy

Our wish granters create an unforgettable experience driven by the child’s creativity. They strive to personalize each wish and to make it match the wish kid’s idea of a perfect day.

Want to help? Make a call… or write a check to:

Make-A-Wish® Iowa

3024 104th Street

Urbandale, IA 50322-3220

(515) 334-2636

Toll Free Iowa Only (800) 797-9474

 


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