Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Their mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted well over 230,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone.
Most health professionals say a wish come true has the potential to be a positive turning point in the child’s battle for health. Parents and volunteers observe that a wish come true makes kids feel stronger and more energetic.
You can help continue the good work of Make-A-Wish through the Every Swipe Counts program. By processing your merchant account through Century Payments and choosing Make-A-Wish as your Every Swipe Counts charity, you create an upfront and ongoing donation stream for Make-A-Wish, all without costing you or your business any additional money.
For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org