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Celebrating 30 Years of Wishes and Joy

In 1987, our organization granted its first wish for an eight-year-old girl named Colleen, who wished to go to York Beach, Maine, with her family. Thirty years and nearly 8,000 wishes later, Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island continues to bring hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through the granting of their heartfelt wishes.
30 Years of WishesAs we look back and celebrate 30 years of wish granting, we also set the course for our future. It takes all of us to make wishes come true and with your partnership, we will move ever closer to our ultimate vision of granting the wish of every medically eligible child in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. On behalf of past, present, and future wish children, thank you for believing in the hope, strength, and joy of a wish fulfilled!

We invite you to learn more about Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and to explore the many ways you can support both current and future wish children:

Get to Know Our Organization

Join Us for Official Make-A-Wish Events

Become a Make-A-Wish Volunteer

Celebrate Wishes in Your Community
Check out our calendar of 2017 community events that benefit our organization. Our calendar is updated frequently, so check back often. Interested in hosting an event to support wishes? Learn more about organizing a community event.

How You Can Help
From individual to corporate support, there are many ways to give.

Learn About Our Wish Eligibility Requirements and Referral Process
Do you know a child who might be eligible for a wish? 

Get Inspired!
Read stories about our wish children and their wishes.

Share Your Story


Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
133 Federal Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474