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Wish Granter Training

October 23, 2013

Time :

6 to 8:45 p.m.

Location :


Make-A-Wish Illinois is hosting a free training session for wish-granting volunteers. To attend the training, potential volunteers must complete the volunteer application and online preparation before the session; therefore RSVP is required in advance. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve a spot by contacting Tonisha Daniel at or 800.978.9474, x413. All volunteers must be over 21 and submit an application, reference and background check; complete an online and brief in-person training to begin granting wishes. 

Wish-Granting volunteers will work in teams of two to help grant the wishes of children in their community. Volunteers plan and carry out wishes from start to finish with support from the Make-A-Wish staff. Wish Granters are asked to give 10-12 hours per month to grant at least three wishes per year.

Important Note

In the comments/question section of this form, please indicate your child’s life-threatening medical condition/diagnosis

Something to Consider

Please keep in mind that Make-A-Wish® does not cold call families of potentially eligible children. We ask you to please exercise compassion and suggest to families that they contact Make-A-Wish directly.

A second-party introduction can be unsettling for a child or the family. We prefer that the referral process be as comfortable, inspiring and private as possible.

Thank you for your consideration in this regard.

Please feel free to call us at 312.602.9474 (800.978.9474, toll-free) with any questions you may have.

Latest Status Update

  • A special Make-A-Wish supporter recently stopped by our office to show her support by donating $50 for children with critical illnesses! After seeing a sign at a Hamra Enterprises Panera Bread, she knew she had to help. "I dropped in a quarter [that day] because I wanted to make a kid's day." At her birthday party, she and forty of her friends also helped to write cards for children about to go on their wishes. "These kids have it really hard, and they should be treated well and respected." She, in the past, has also donated to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Moriah Congregation. Thank you so much for making wishes come true!

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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