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Feb 12, 2014

Warm Wishes in the Winter

Megan wish art
While it’s been in the single digits – sometimes even below zero – here in Pittsburgh, a few of our wish kids have been battling the cold in the right way: they’ve got sunshine on the mind. Here are a couple of wish stories that will hopefully warm you up on this frigid, three-degree Pittsburgh day.

Feb 12, 2014

Warm Wishes in the Winter

Megan wish art
While it’s been in the single digits – sometimes even below zero – here in Pittsburgh, a few of our wish kids have been battling the cold in the right way: they’ve got sunshine on the mind. Here are a couple of wish stories that will hopefully warm you up on this frigid, three-degree Pittsburgh day.

Feb 05, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Impact of a Wish

Sydnee and her bear
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to read the letters from families about the impact of their wish.

Feb 05, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Impact of a Wish

Sydnee and her bear
One of the most rewarding parts of my job is getting to read the letters from families about the impact of their wish.

Jan 22, 2014

Once I Started, I Couldn't Stop: From Intern to Staff

Liz (top right) at Chi Omega's annual event Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish
I first got involved with Make-A-Wish when I joined my sorority, Chi Omega, at the University of Pittsburgh. Make-A-Wish is our national philanthropy, and after learning more about the organization I knew I wanted to do something more – but the question remained: what could I do and how? I soon found out that a couple of my older sisters were interns at the Pittsburgh office, and there was my answer.

Jan 22, 2014

Once I Started, I Couldn't Stop: From Intern to Staff

Liz (top right) at Chi Omega's annual event Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish
I first got involved with Make-A-Wish when I joined my sorority, Chi Omega, at the University of Pittsburgh. Make-A-Wish is our national philanthropy, and after learning more about the organization I knew I wanted to do something more – but the question remained: what could I do and how? I soon found out that a couple of my older sisters were interns at the Pittsburgh office, and there was my answer.

Jan 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Top 2013 Wish Moments

Looks of joy and surprise as Trevin's wish is revealed by Darth Vader and two Storm Troopers
When you look back at a year, you often think of special moments -- those short periods in time that made a difference and brought a smile to your face.

For our Make-A-Wish chapter, 2013 was a big year. So, before we get too far in to 2014, let's take a look back at the wishes and events in 2013 that stood out for our chapter.

Jan 15, 2014

Wish Wednesday: Top 2013 Wish Moments

Looks of joy and surprise as Trevin's wish is revealed by Darth Vader and two Storm Troopers
When you look back at a year, you often think of special moments -- those short periods in time that made a difference and brought a smile to your face.

For our Make-A-Wish chapter, 2013 was a big year. So, before we get too far in to 2014, let's take a look back at the wishes and events in 2013 that stood out for our chapter.

Oct 31, 2013

Superheroes

Austin's transformation into Superman is complete!
Make-A-Wish® is all about superheroes. Not necessarily the ones that you read about in comic books, but real-life superheroes that are making a difference.

Oct 31, 2013

Superheroes

Austin's transformation into Superman is complete!
Make-A-Wish® is all about superheroes. Not necessarily the ones that you read about in comic books, but real-life superheroes that are making a difference.

Jul 11, 2013

Leaving Work With a Smile

Lydia, Owen and Mya
Erie Regional Director Jan Stork shares the story of three young philanthropists

Jul 11, 2013

Leaving Work With a Smile

Lydia, Owen and Mya
Erie Regional Director Jan Stork shares the story of three young philanthropists

Haircut for a Wish

Haircut for a Wish
Derry Area High School student Justin Wheelbarger gave his class a unique challenge...

Jun 03, 2013

Haircut for a Wish

Haircut for a Wish
Derry Area High School student Justin Wheelbarger gave his class a unique challenge...

May 17, 2013

Celebrating 100 Years

Macy's launched a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the landmark Kaufmann's Clock with a proclamation by Mr. McFeely
Macy's Invites Make-A-Wish to a Special Event

May 17, 2013

Celebrating 100 Years

Macy's launched a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the landmark Kaufmann's Clock with a proclamation by Mr. McFeely
Macy's Invites Make-A-Wish to a Special Event

Dec 03, 2012

Macy's Believe Santa Letter Mailbox

All I Want for Christmas...

Dec 03, 2012

Macy's Believe Santa Letter Mailbox

All I Want for Christmas...

Oct 12, 2012

Wishes Granted

A breakdown of our most requested wishes this past year!

Oct 12, 2012

Wishes Granted

A breakdown of our most requested wishes this past year!

About this Blog

This blog brings Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia to you -- sharing first-person stories of the Make-A-Wish experience and the impact of a wish from the perspectives of wish families, volunteers and staff. This blog highlights wishes come true and the special people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia helping to make magical experiences possible for every eligible child.

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