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Wish Impact Study

Our first-ever Wish Impact Study surveyed health professionals, parents of wish kids and Make-A-Wish® volunteers. We asked questions to gauge what effect our mission has on children we serve, their families and their communities. The results confirm what we've always believed: that Make-A-Wish experiences make the world better.


Parents

 98%    
 The wish experience made us feel like a "normal" family again.
 92%  My child felt re-empowered to influence decisions.
 88%  I felt less isolated when my child made a wish.

David, 8, "I wish to go to Australia"

David, 8, "I wish to go to Australia"

Volunteers

 92%    
 I feel more committed to philanthropy and volunteer work.
 92%  I want to keep helping others.
 84%  I have more faith in humanity.

 

My volunteer experience is rewarding, fun and the best thing that I do! ”

— Volunteer, Carla Nappi

Megan, 11, "I wish to have my room redecorated"

Megan, 11, "I wish to have my room redecorated"

Medical Professionals

 89%    
 A wish experience can influence a wish kid's physical health.
 75%  Wish experiences can decrease wish kids' sadness and depression.
 84%  I feel a deeper commitment to philanthropy and volunteering.

Tyler, 6, "I wish to go to Disney"

Tyler, 6, "I wish to go to Disney"

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Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley
832 South Broadway
The Wish House
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 478-9474