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Mahalo Lantern Floating Ceremony Volunteers!

Lanterns
Mahalo to all the volunteers who helped out with the preparation and clean up of the famous Lantern Floating Ceremony this past Memorial Day.

Jun 08, 2016

Mahalo Lantern Floating Ceremony Volunteers!

Lanterns
Mahalo to all the volunteers who helped out with the preparation and clean up of the famous Lantern Floating Ceremony this past Memorial Day.

Mahalo Once Upon a Wish! Volunteers

Gala
Mahalo to all our volunteers who made our 5th Annual Wish! Gala an enchanted evening full of magic and wonder!

May 18, 2016

Mahalo Once Upon a Wish! Volunteers

Gala
Mahalo to all our volunteers who made our 5th Annual Wish! Gala an enchanted evening full of magic and wonder!

May 03, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

A Mother’s love is the ultimate source of comfort; they know exactly how to make their children feel like everything will be OK.

May 03, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

A Mother’s love is the ultimate source of comfort; they know exactly how to make their children feel like everything will be OK.

Apr 27, 2016

Five Tips for Wish Granting

Trucker's wish granters set up his welcome home party!
Wish granting is no easy task, but the reward is out of this world! And we want to make sure that you are supported throughout your journey. Whether you've helped to grant one wish or ten wishes, we hope you find these tips helpful!

Apr 27, 2016

Five Tips for Wish Granting

Trucker's wish granters set up his welcome home party!
Wish granting is no easy task, but the reward is out of this world! And we want to make sure that you are supported throughout your journey. Whether you've helped to grant one wish or ten wishes, we hope you find these tips helpful!

Surprise... You get a Scholarship!

Argosy and Interns
When Argosy University heard about our mission, they were inspired to get involved. But how?

Apr 19, 2016

Surprise... You get a Scholarship!

Argosy and Interns
When Argosy University heard about our mission, they were inspired to get involved. But how?

What makes the perfect volunteer?

Volunteer_Art
We asked our volunteers to draw the "ideal volunteer" and this is what you all submitted!

Apr 19, 2016

What makes the perfect volunteer?

Volunteer_Art
We asked our volunteers to draw the "ideal volunteer" and this is what you all submitted!

Apr 05, 2016

Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care

Volunteers
In honor of volunteer appreciation month, we'd like to shout out a BIG mahalo to all of our AMAZING volunteers who dedicate their hearts to fulfilling our mission!

Apr 05, 2016

Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care

Volunteers
In honor of volunteer appreciation month, we'd like to shout out a BIG mahalo to all of our AMAZING volunteers who dedicate their hearts to fulfilling our mission!

Dominik, you're going on an African Safari!

Dominik
When 10-year-old Dominik visited the Honolulu Zoo on March 5, he thought he would enjoy a nice day with his family, but it turned out to be so much more. A big wish reveal was in the works and he had no idea...

Mar 17, 2016

Dominik, you're going on an African Safari!

Dominik
When 10-year-old Dominik visited the Honolulu Zoo on March 5, he thought he would enjoy a nice day with his family, but it turned out to be so much more. A big wish reveal was in the works and he had no idea...

Mar 07, 2016

Mahalo Spring 2016 Interns!

Interns
This Spring semester, we have a group of motivated interns who go above and beyond. Get to know a few amazing individuals who contribute their time, efforts and ideas toward Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s mission.

Mar 07, 2016

Mahalo Spring 2016 Interns!

Interns
This Spring semester, we have a group of motivated interns who go above and beyond. Get to know a few amazing individuals who contribute their time, efforts and ideas toward Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s mission.

A letter from Z's mom

Z-Man
Just three months before he left for his wish, Alexander or "Z-man" as he likes to be called, was declared cancer-free. It was the news that his family had been waiting for and the best way to start his incredible wish trip. Nicole, Z-man’s mom, recounted the wish in this heart-warming letter.

Mar 01, 2016

A letter from Z's mom

Z-Man
Just three months before he left for his wish, Alexander or "Z-man" as he likes to be called, was declared cancer-free. It was the news that his family had been waiting for and the best way to start his incredible wish trip. Nicole, Z-man’s mom, recounted the wish in this heart-warming letter.

About this Blog

Wish Blog gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the wonderful work happening at Make-A-Wish® Hawaii. See how the wishes of local keiki battling life-threatening medical conditions come together and how they change lives forever. Hear directly from those who work or volunteer here, or from those in your neighborhood who have been transformed by a wish in some way. Discover why we are so committed to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child, every year.

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