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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 life-threatening medical conditions.

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.

Wish kid Noella

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

Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Regional Office
324 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 203
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 288-2600
Toll Free Florida Only (888) 874-9474
Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast - Sarasota Regional Office
3430 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 378-9474
Toll Free Florida Only (888) 874-9474