Make-A-Wish® Illinois

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine


640 N LaSalle Street, Suite 280Chicago, IL 60654 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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


About Make-A-Wish Illinois

Make-A-Wish Illinois, was founded in 1985 and we serve all 102 counties of Illinois. We have 50 staff members and over 1700 volunteers who make up our team that has worked to grant over 16,000 wishes.

Wishes impact everyone involved-wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. 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. This impact is why we are driven to make every one of these wishes come true.

We are more than a great place to volunteer - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do every day.


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