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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 15,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,500 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

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Employment & Internships

Internship and employment opportunities at Make-A-Wish Illinois

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Latest Status Update

  • This year, join us as we help to improve the lives of children battling critical illnesses. Together, we'll celebrate the boundless power of wishes. #WishBall19 Celebrate Wish Ball this year on Saturday, May 18 at Navy Pier with special guest Seth Meyers. Get your tickets now: illinois.wish.org/wishball
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474