Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine


5901 S Macadam Ave Ste 200Portland, OR 97239 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.


Born in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with more than 50 chapters in the United States and its territories. Make-A-Wish Oregon serves children ages 2 1/2 through 17 living throughout Oregon and SW Washington where there are more than 300 kids waiting for a wish.

Through various volunteer roles, you can help support kids in your community and help make their wishes come true.

*Wish Granter
*Events Volunteer
*Skill-Based Volunteer

All new volunteers are asked to attend a one-hour Orientation Training and complete a background check. Additional training(s) will be required for specific roles such as wish granting.

For more information please contact:
Lindsey Prange
Wish & Volunteer Director


Would you recommend Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon?
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by Robyn S. (July 19, 2010)
I have been a volunteer with Make-A-Wish for eight years. I cannot even express what it feels like to meet a Wish child and his/her family and grant of wish for him/her. I can only say it is a privilege and very fulfilling. And behind the scenes, the Make-A-Wish employees? are professional and gives the extra effort to make sure the experience for the Wish child, family and the volunteers is a fun, positive and magical experience.

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