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The Make-A-Wish® 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 it has on children, families and communities.

Our mission

Our Mission

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

Learn more about   Our Mission
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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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.

Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida
1020 North Orlando Avenue
Suite 100
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 622-4673
Toll Free Florida Only (888) 874-9474
Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida, Northeast Region
3938 Sunbeam Road
Suite 3
Jacksonville, FL 32257
(904) 580-5906