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About Us

Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.

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Our Story

The Make-A-Wish® Story

How We Came to Be
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Our Chapter

Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 14,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,700 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

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Central Services Team

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Internship and employment opportunities at Make-A-Wish Illinois

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Latest Status Update

  • Angel, recovering from leukemia, is all smiles because his wish to have his own custom car to drive through the McDonald's drive through was recently granted. Thanks to community volunteers, Radio Flyer, Dimension Design and McDonald's, Angel had a great day and has many new friends. #wishgranted
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474