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Make-A-Wish® Illinois meets or exceeds all standards set by Make-A-Wish America and national charity ratings organizations.

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Extraordinary volunteers lead Make-A-Wish Illinois

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Our People

Our dedicated staff has one mission in mind, to create joyous wish experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.


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Latest Status Update

  • Allison West, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Central and Southern Illinois' Certified Child Life Specialist, has referred 28 children for a wish: a gift that can expand a child's concept of what they're able to do while battling their illness. Thanks to Allison for all that she does!

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Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474