The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Massachusetts and Rhode Island has granted the heartfelt wishes of thousands of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Beginning in 1987 with a family trip to York Beach, Maine, for a young girl battling Niemann-Pick disease, the organization has granted the wishes of over 6,000 courageous children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Wish children and their families receive the gifts of hope, strength, and joy through magical wish experiences made possible by our generous community of financial, volunteer, and in-kind supporters.
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The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and raises all funds locally. We receive contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and through fundraising events. The chapter receives no government funding.
Our organization honors our community’s generosity by exercising the utmost fiscal responsibility. According to our most recent audit, 80 percent of every dollar donated is directed to children’s wishes. We keep administrative costs low by leveraging the skills of 600+ volunteers who help coordinate wishes.
Distribution of Funds
The Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities support their wish children independently. The funds that you generously donate will help to grant wishes for children residing in your state.
For questions or to request additional financial information,
we invite you to contact us at 617.367.9474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.