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Wishes

Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire has granted wishes to more than 6,000 local children. Wishes strengthen these children and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved.

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Wish Stories

When we first meet with a child, we ask, “What is your most heartfelt wish?” When a child answers this question, a Make-A-Wish experience is born.

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Wish Videos

Wishes captured on video allow you to see and hear the joy of wish children whose lives have been changed thanks to a Make-A-Wish experience.

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Wish Impact & Facts

Want to know more about the wishes we grant and why we grant them? Learn more here!

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Have you had a Make-A-Wish® experience?

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

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Latest Status Update

  • We are in need of NEW BACKPACKS for our wish kids! Did you know more than 75% of wish kids and families travel for their wish experience? Backpacks are given to children with travel wishes and are filled with itineraries, games, snacks for long plane rides and much more! YOU can help by donating new solid color backpacks OR get your friends/company involved and host a backpack drive! New backpacks can be dropped off at our Irvine or Riverside Wish Houses. Thank you! Wish House Address: Irvine Wish House: 3230 El Camino Real, Suite 100 in Irvine Riverside Wish House: 1650 Spruce Street, Suite 100 in Riverside

Did You Know?

The Orange County and the Inland Empire chapter hopes to grant 348 wishes this year, but that is still less than half of the eligible wishes in the community. With additional funding, more wishes could be granted.   

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  • We are in need of new #backpacks for our wish kids! 🎒Backpacks are used for travel wishes and are filled with snack… https://t.co/yyah0sv1YX
Make-A-Wish® Orange County & the Inland Empire
3230 El Camino Real
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92602-1389
(714) 573-9474

Make-A-Wish® Orange County & the Inland Empire, Riverside Office
1650 Spruce
Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 321-0179