The wish that inspired the establishment of the association
The story of Make-A-Wish Israel
It all started with one wish… Watch the exciting story behind the establishment of the Make-A-Wish and the extraordinary way in which an entire community was mobilized to fulfill one magical wish. Make-A-Wish was founded in 1980 in the USA, by a group of people who together, fulfilled the wish of Chris, a 7-year-old boy with cancer, who dreamed of being a policeman for a day.
Since then, more than 500,000 wishes have been fulfilled all over the world thanks to the generosity of donors and more than 50,000 volunteers around the world. Make-A-Wish is represented in 45 countries around the world, and 60 chapters in the United States.
The child in the center:
Integrity: We are honest, respectful and act with full transparency.
Impact: Our work changes lives for the children we serve.
Innovation: We are imaginative and creative.
Community: We are a diverse group of people working together towards one common goal.