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About Us

A wish is granted every 33 minutes, on average, somewhere 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.

Chris' Wish

Our Story

Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

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Our Chapter

Since our founding in 1984, more than 7,000 children and their families throughout Wisconsin have experienced the life-changing power of a wish.

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COVID-19 Impacts


Impact of COVID-19 on Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

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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.

BBB Accredited Charity

Managing our Funds

Nearly 76 cents of every dollar raised goes directly towards wish granting.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

Employment & Internships

Employment, Internships & Special Assignments

Learn about working at Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin and check out open positions and internship opportunities.

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Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin
11020 West Plank Court
Suite 200
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(262) 781-4445
Toll Free Wisconsin Only (800) 236-9474
Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin, Northeastern Office
100 W. College Ave.
Suite 50E
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 993-9994

Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin, Madison Regional Office
1 South Pinckney St.
Suite 40
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 252-4321