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Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia has granted over 5,000 wishes to local children – each one a life-affirming testament to hope, inspiration, and resilience. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. Experience the stories of those who know firsthand the power of a wish-come-true.

Angela crosses the finish line at her celebratory run

Wish Stories

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes come in all shapes and sizes and are only limited by a child's own imagination. Enjoy your journey through their stories.

Read inspirational wish stories from local kids.
Wesley digs for dinosaur bones

Wish Impact & Facts

Learn about the impacts wishes have for Make-A-Wish® kids, families, and everyone else involved.

Share Your Wish Story

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Share your personal recollections about a Make-A-Wish® experience.

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Interested in Becoming A Volunteer?

Wish granter volunteers Sarah and Tessa.Review the types of volunteer roles, watch an orientation video and take a quiz before contacting us to apply.

If you have any questions not answered on the volunteering FAQ page, please email or call Jenna Peterson at (804) 217-9474.

Watch the Volunteer Orientation Video


A wish granted is vital for children diagnosed with a critical illness. It has the power to change lives.

Learn More About Wishes


Wish kid NoellaTo refer a Virginia child directly to our local chapter or for questions about our referral process, please complete the online referral form or contact:

Debbie Jacobs

Email Debbie
Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia
2810 N. Parham Road
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 217-9474
Toll Free (800) 234-9474