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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information About Our Chapter

  • Wish kid NyiahFunding: Only 5% of funds received at our chapter are used for administrative costs
  • The average CASH cost of a wish is $7,500 
  • A child's wish is granted Nationally every 38 minutes
  • There are 37 international Make-A-Wish® affiliates in 50 countries
  • We have granted nearly 5,600 total wishes at our chapter
  • We grant approximately 250 wishes each year (one every business day); our wish potential is 450 wishes per year
  • Globally, Make-A-Wish® has granted more than 310,000 wishes since 1980
  • Nearly 75% of our wishes involve air travel
  • We have more than 300 volunteers within our local chapter
  • There are more than 30,000 volunteers globally
  • There are 62 Make-A-Wish® chapters Nationally
  • Geographically, our local chapter is one of the largest- including 37 counties in Northeastern California and Northern Nevada
  • Disney-related wishes represent 53% of our wish requests from children

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According to a Recent Wish Impact study:

  • 98% of Wish Kids gained an increase desire to give back or help others
  • 77% of Wish Kids say they were given direction for their life
  • 87% of Wish Kids decided to pursue opportunities they were told would be difficult or impossible
  • 71% of Wish Kids believe that their life had been saved
  • 94% believe their family was strengthened
  • 88% of medical staff believe a wish can positively affect a child’s health

Contact Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

telephone

(916) 437-0206
(888) 828-9474
Fax: (916) 515-0649
vasb@arpnaai.jvfu.bet


The Wishing Place
2800 Club Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F
Directions to The Wishing Place

Northern Nevada Regional Office
1 E. Liberty, Suite 600
Reno, NV 89501
775.826.8008

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

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, Northern Nevada Office
1 East Liberty Ave.
Suite 600
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 826-8008