Make a wish


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Make a wish

  1. 1. By Emma and Ellen<br />
  2. 2. History<br />The Make-a-Wish Foundation is a non for profit organisation worldwide that grants wishes to children aged 2 ½ to 18 with life-threatening medical conditions. The president and CEO of this foundation is David Williams, who started the foundation in 1980 along side Linda Bergendahl-Pauling, a mother who’s son Christopher passed away after suffering from Leukaemia. <br />
  3. 3. Clearly outline its purpose and/or the services it provides to the community?<br />The purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich and human experience and life with hope, strength and joy. The make a wish foundation provides seriously and terminally ill children with the opportunity to make a wish to improve their lives and to allow them to make the most of the time they have left. <br />
  4. 4. Employee’s <br />Make-A-Wish Australia currently has over 1200 volunteers with 59 branches in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. <br />
  5. 5. Who is in charge of the organisation?<br />The make a wish foundation organisation was founded by Frank Shankwitz and two other co-founders. Frank was a motorcycle police officer, everything Chris, a little 7-year old boy with Leukaemia, wanted to be. Chris's wish was the first wish ever granted. He wanted to be a police officer like Frank and was the inspiration for the foundation. Today the make a wish foundation is run by David Williams who is the President & Chief Executive Officer.<br />
  6. 6. What methods does it use to raise money for its cause?<br />- Online Donations (General or Monthly) <br /><ul><li>Corporate Support (Support, cause-related marketing, good’s donations, marketing and advertising space)
  7. 7. Dinner4Wishes (fundraising dinner parties)
  8. 8. Gifts in Memory
  9. 9. Purchasing gifts from the Online Shop</li></li></ul><li>Where is the organisation located?<br /> The national office for the make a wish foundation is located in Swam Street Richmond Victoria. However there are Make a Wish offices all over Australia in every state and city.  <br />
  10. 10. There are four different types of Wishes that the foundation grants. I Wish To Have, I Wish To Be, I Wish To Meet and I Wish To Go are the four categories in which dying children can apply for. <br /> A Wish is granted every 40 minutes. <br />