Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic (Make A Wish Mid Atlantic)


EIN: 52-1306075 | CFC Number: 67041

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Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic

Our Cause

Founded in 1983, Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic has granted over 10,000 wishes of children fighting critical illnesses.

  • For every wish granted, there is at least one local child waiting to receive a wish.
  • The Mid-Atlantic chapter serves children who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia.
  • Any child facing a critical illness who is between the ages of two and a half and under the age of 18 at the time of referral and who has not previously been granted a wish by any Make-A-Wish chapter or by any other wish-granting organization is eligible for a wish.
  • Following referral, a certified medical professional must verify that the child has a critical illness. There are no other qualifications based on sex, race, religion, socioeconomic status or any other demographic category.
  • More than 450 volunteers help the Mid-Atlantic chapter maintain its grassroots support by delivering the organization’s mission to seriously ill children.
  • Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is one of 60 Make-A-Wish chapters. Make-A-Wish America is located in Phoenix, AZ.


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Our Impact

  • Research shows a wish can give kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness.
  • For every wish we grant, there are three more children with critical illnesses whose wishes need your financial support
  • 15 wishes will be granted today because of donors like you


*Ranges calculated below based on payroll deductions from 24-26 total paychecks in a year.

How Your Workplace Donations & Matching Gifts Make a Difference:

$100 - $250

Total Annual Pledge

($5 - $10 per pay period)


$250 - $650

Total Annual Pledge

($15 - $25 per pay period)

$10 per pay period (x 26 paychecks = $260) provides a princess makeover. $20 per pay period (x 26 paychecks = $520) provides furniture for a room redo.


$780 - $1300

Total Annual Pledge

($30 - $50 per pay period)


Our Stories

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

August 15, 2023

Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world come together in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for…

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Child Health Day

September 21, 2022

First celebrated in 1929, Child Health Day was enacted by Congress as a day to raise awareness about the fundamental necessity for programs to protect and…

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Make-A-Wish Counters Misinformation: Vaccine Policy

June 29, 2021

Make-A-Wish’s recent decision regarding how to begin to lift some restrictions for wishes involving air travel and large gatherings was made to protect the health of…

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