Please Join Us as We Share the Power of a Wish!
iFamilyKC is thrilled to be promoting our local Make-A-Wish organization! Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has been on a mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
Founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 250,000 children around the world. The Missouri Chapter, headquartered in St. Louis and operating regional offices in Kansas City and Springfield, granted its first wish in 1983 and since that time more than 4,200 children in Missouri and eastern Kansas have been forever changed by the power of a wish®! Our Chapter’s territory serves all 115 counties in Missouri and 6 in Kansas – Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte.
While wishes are unique expressions of each child’s imagination, they typically fall into one of four categories…I wish to go…I wish to be…I wish to meet…and I wish to have. Whatever the wish , it sends a message that we as a community care about these special children and we understand how critical illnesses affects the entire family.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. There are volunteer opportunities that can fit into just about anyone’s schedule, whether it is by helping grant wishes, raising money by hosting fundraiser or providing office support. Thank you to all the valued volunteers, sponsors, and board members who have helped make our region successful. We continue to make great strides to increase our name recognition, outreach capabilities and fundraising expertise as we work to grant as many wishes as possible for families in our region.
Please join us as we share the power of a wish®!
Visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri website at www.mo.wish.org
For more information on our upcoming event – Walk For Wishes visit www.walkforwisheskc.kintera.org
You may also call the local office at 913-341-9474.