Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
We are dedicated to making every eligible child’s wish come true.
About Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. For a seriously ill child, a wish fulfilled provides profound joy and lasting hope to keep fighting and dreaming for the future. In its 27-year history, the organization has granted more than 7,000 wishes for children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Visit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island at www.massri.wish.org for more information and to volunteer or make a donation to bring the joy of a wish to a child in Massachusetts or Rhode Island, or follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/MassRIWish, on Twitter at Twitter.com/MakeAWishMassRI, and on Instagram at Instagram.com/MakeAWishMARI.
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By the Numbers
- In Fiscal Year 2015, our organization fulfilled wishes for 326 children across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
- The average cost of a wish is $8,000.
- 600+ volunteers help keep administrative costs low.
- 80 cents of every dollar donated is directed to children’s wishes, according to our most recent audit.