We were lucky enough to tour the Make-A-Wish-Arizona headquarters recently and boy were we impressed! We were there to deliver a check for $3697 money that you our always amazing customers helped us raise for MAW. We always knew MAW was a terrific organization that’s why Wishers (As You Wish Employees) have the opportunity to choose to have a payroll deduction go directly to Make-A-Wish-Arizona) but it was awe inspiring to see just how they make so many wishes come true for Arizona children with life threatening illnesses.
MAW volunteers work with the children and their families to determine just what it is that their wish looks like. Every detail is carefully planned out to give Wish Kids an uplifting and positive experience that studies have shown can have a direct result in their physical and emotional well being.
As we visited their offices we saw many of the awards the “Wish Kids” have painted at As You Wish Pottery through out the years. Every year Wish Kids come into As You Wish Pottery studios to paint pottery that is used as thank yous to their donors and volunteers – it just makes our heart melt to be just a tiny part of helping this organization do great things!
MAW granted 330 wishes last year and their goal is to grant one wish a day or 365 wishes this year! How awesome is that? Wish kids wish for so many things – from trips to Disneyland to building playgrounds for their community – each one is unique and special to each individual child and can truly make a difference in their overall health. YOU – our always amazing As You Wish customers have truly helped to make a difference and we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
If you are interested in volunteering (you can become a Wish Granter – how cool would that be) or in donating to help those wishes come true, visit the Make-A-Wish-Arizona website.