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Our Mission

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  We are proud to have served nearly 17,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania counties and West Virginia in our 34-year history.

  • Old Blue Eyes with his dinosaur!

  • Avery is awestruck a hug from her favorite princess, Ariel.

  • Billy with Steelers Wide Receiver Mike Wallace

  • Lilly swims with a dolphin

  • Micks runs through the fireworks!

  • Tristan is in disbelief as his wish comes true

Wishes are more than just a nice thing

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. ”

— Make-A-Wish® Mission

"For a moment in time, I wasn't thinking about my medical issues. I wasn't thinking about doctors, upcoming procedures, or anything of the sort. I was excited, joyful, cheery and overall just happy."

-Wish kid Kayla

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474
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