For 25 years, the sole purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut has been to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We want to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut has granted over 2,000 wishes since our founding in 1986.
Our goal is to be a unique part of the treatment process. With doctors providing the medicine and the Make-A-Wish Foundation supplying the magic, we strive to create miracles in the lives of some very special children.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut is part of the nation’s largest and most well-established wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the U.S. and abroad. We draw on that strength, as well as our vast local network, to make a child’s dream a vivid and memorable reality. Every fulfilled wish represents a unique collaboration between wish families, medical professionals, volunteers and donors. The Make-A-Wish Foundation provides the structure, but it is the child’s request that determines what we will do.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt not-for-profit corporation.
Founded in 1986, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child’s wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America traces its beginning to one boy’s wish. In 1980, 7-year-old Christopher James Greicius was being treated for leukemia. Every day, he dreamed of becoming a police officer.
Thanks to the generosity of some caring individuals, Chris was sworn in as the first honorary DPS patrolman in state history. Thus, the Chris Greicius Make-A-Wish® Memorial – which later became known as the Make-A-Wish Foundation – was born. Read more here…
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut was founded in 1986.
In our chapter, we currently have over 300 volunteers and welcome other interested individuals.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut has granted more than 1,900 wishes. Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 200,000 wishes; a wish every 40 seconds!
Wish referrals are coming in faster than the funds needed to support them.
When you donate your car to Wheels for Wishes, proceeds from the sale of your vehicle donation benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. It’s fast, easy, and fulfilling!