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Our Mission

Wishes are more than just a nice thing

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. ”

— Make-A-Wish® Mission

Latest Status Update

  • Award-winning chef and long-time Make-A-Wish America and Make A Wish International supporter, Gordon Ramsay, took on an incredible challenge to make life-changing #wishes possible for kids with critical illnesses around the world: confirming 24 wishes in 24 hours. With the help of celebrities like Katy Perry, James Corden, Jay Leno, Duff Goldman and more, not only did he manage to accomplish that, he exceeded his goal! Watch Gordon’s journey to confirm 24 Wishes in 24 Hours now!

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We are proud to consistently execute our mission in a fiscally responsible way.

Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, NY, Inc.
1 Comac Loop
Suite 1A1
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
(631) 585-9474
Wish Emergency Cellular (631) 495-6065