From their website:
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 250,000 children around the world.
According to their website, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes. Many people, myself included, are under the impression that the wishes are huge, but if you look at the recent wishes page it is easy to see that some of the wishes are not huge, but are huge to the child making the wish.
One little girl has the wish for a pink playhouse.
One boy has a wish to go see Wheel of Fortune.
Another boy wants to see snow.
There are several ways you can help support the work of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition to financial donations and volunteer efforts, you can donate frequent flier miles, building materials, electronic items or purchase goods from Ebay Community Sellers supporting Make-A-Wish. You can also shop at the Make-A-Wish Marketplace which has apparel, jewelry, office and promotional items and more. Please visit the Make-A-Wish webpage to learn more!