Our Mission

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

For every wish granted there is another local child waiting for their wish.

The Mid-Atlantic chapter serves children who reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic has granted more 10,000 wishes to local children.

Following referral, a certified medical professional must verify that the child has a critical illness. There are no other qualifications based on sex, race, religion, socioeconomic status or any other demographic category.

Over 500 volunteers help the Mid-Atlantic chapter maintain its grassroots support by delivering the organization’s mission to seriously ill children.