Q: Who can refer a child to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®?
Should you not qualify as a referral source, but know a child that might be eligible for a wish, we suggest directing the child or their parents to our website for more information.
Once a child’s referral is received by the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Virginia, a wish trained volunteer or staff member will contact the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to confirm the referral and start the eligibility process.
Q: How is a child referred to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Virginia?
Contact the Greater Virginia chapter directly at our Richmond Headquarters office:
2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: (804) 217-9474
Fax: (804) 217-9484
Please remember to give pertinent contact information for someone to be able to contact you back in a timely manner should you send a referral.
If you make a referral online through the Greater Virginia chapter website or the Make-A-Wish Foundation® National website the referral is directed to the chapter based on the zip code provided on the referral form. Please make sure to provide the CHILD’S home address so the referral can be given to the correct chapter and the eligibility process can begin in a timely manner.
A referred child’s wish is granted by the chapter that covers the child’s home address zip code, but the referral can be given from any location. If the child is being medically treated outside of the regions covered by the Greater Virginia chapter, the wish would still be covered by the Greater Virginia chapter.
Q: How is a child’s eligibility determined?
Q: How is a child’s wish determined after the referral and eligibility are determined?
Q: How does the Make-A-Wish Foundation® protect the child’s privacy?
Q: Is the child’s family financial status considered in eligibility? What if the child’s family can afford the wish on their own?
Q: Who pays for my child’s wish?