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Our Story

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Make-A-Wish's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

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Wish kid Noella

How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next to create amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families. A wish experience is frequently a source of inspiration for children undergoing difficult medical treatments.

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Stormy in Hawaii

Testimonials

Read some first-hand accounts of the power of a wish, including the story of Stormy, who described her wish to Hawaii as a chance to 'live' and forget about the worries associated with her heart condition.

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Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris wished to become a police officer and his wish set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

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Local & Global Structure

Make-A-Wish® is one united family, but also a collection of independently chartered nonprofits committed to a shared vision and mission.

Make-A-Wish® Montana
1015 Mount Ave
Suite C
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 259-9848