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About Us

Our Mission

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

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.


The Make-A-Wish Story

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was inspired in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona by a 7 year old boy named Chris, who had Leukemia. The Make-A-Wish Foundation was created in his memory, enabling his legacy to live on in the more than 270,000 wishes that have been granted since, a wish every 35 minutes.

Learn more about   The Make-A-Wish Story

Our Chapter

Since it's inception, the Suffolk Chapter has granted over 2,800 wishes to local children.

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Learn about working at Make-A-Wish®

Learn about working at Make-A-Wish and check out open positions and internship opportunities

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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.


Managing Funds

Last year 85% of the funds spent went directly toward wish granting.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

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1 Comac Loop, Suite 1A1
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Phone: 631-585-WISH
Fax: 631-585-0762

Charity Navigator Four Star Charity

Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, NY has once again received a four star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator

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

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