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Mission and Chapter History

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada is a charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish®Northeastern & Central California & Northern Nevada was founded in 1983 and has granted more than 7,350 wishes to children in our community. With the help of generous donors, community supporters, and dedicated volunteers, our chapter is on track to grant more than 400 wishes this year. While the organization follows the policies and guidelines of Make-A-Wish® America, it operates as a separate 501(c)(3) organization. All funds raised by our chapter are used to fulfill our mission in the 45 Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada counties we serve (see map for details).

In 2009, with the help of the communities it serves, Make-A-Wish opened The Wishing Place, a child-friendly and inviting place where children with critical illnesses are encouraged to dream big and wishes come true. While the Wishing Place, located in Sacramento, is the chapter headquarters, there are two regional offices located in Fresno, CA and Reno, NV.

Wishing Place Photo

GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada serves 45 counties, including:

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Northeastern & Central California
Amador
Butte
Calaveras
Colusa
El Dorado
Fresno 
Glenn 
Inyo
Kern 
Kings 
Lassen 
Madera 
Mariposa 
Merced 
Modoc 
Mono 
Nevada 
Placer 
Plumas 
Sacramento 
San Joaquin 
Shasta 
Sierra 
Stanislaus

Northern Nevada

Alpine 
Carson City 
Churchill 
Douglas 
Elko 
Eureka 
Humboldt 
Lander 
Lycn 
Mireral 
Pershing 
Storey 
Washoe 
White Pine


Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada
2800 Club Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
(916) 437-0206

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, No. Nevada Office
1 East Liberty Ave.
Suite 600
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 826-8008

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, Central California Office
351 W Cromwell Ave.
Suite 112-A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 221-9474