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Mar 21, 2016

Ella Gets a Treehouse

An 11-year-old Kailua girl named Ella comes home to find a surprise of a lifetime. Her wish, to have a backyard treehouse, had come true.

Feb 12, 2016

Bethany Hamilton, friends and volunteers surfed with wish kids and their families for an incredible week of wishes granted!

Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton

The Garden Island Newspaper

The Make-A-Wish Hawaii Surf Camp with Bethany Hamilton granted the wishes of 13 children with life-threatening medical conditions from across the country on the shores of Kauai, at Hanalei Bay.

Jan 13, 2016


Nanakuli teen battling cancer meets his favorite NFL team

KHON2 News

Nanakuli wish teen James miraculously overcomes devastating odds and recovers enough to go on a wish experience of a lifetime, to meet the Atlanta Falcons.

Dec 14, 2015

National Believe Day 2015


13-year-old Julie gets a surprise of a lifetime at Macy's Ala Moana for National Believe Day. Her wish to go to the Sapporo Snow Festival is being granted!

Dec 01, 2015


Beach 'Bows Make a Wish Come True

Hawaii News Nows

For Grace Kelso playing beach volleyball at the University of Hawaii was always something she only dreamed about.

Nov 20, 2015

Hawaii Business Magazine

Ranking Hawaii's Charities

Hawaii Business Magazine

The Make-A-Wish Foundation soared to the top of Charity Navigator’s Hawaii rankings, rising nine places on the strength of an incredible 44.2 percent growth in revenue.

Sep 23, 2015

Pacific Business News

Hawaii's Most Wanted: Young Professionals

Pacific Business News

Make-A-Wish Hawaii's new Young Leaders Board and Heroes for Hope Society are among new efforts by nonprofits to engage tomorrow's leaders.

Aug 10, 2015


Make-A-Wish helps toddler battling leukemia find her dream unicorn


Little Eva dreamed of coming to Hawaii, a magical land that’s home to a unicorn. That’s what she thinks of the islands, due to an uplifting children’s book. The Arizona toddler received a special trip here to make her dream come true, thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Aug 03, 2015

Bethany Hamilton about to paddle into Hanalei Bay to surf with wish kids!

Make-A-Wish Surf Camp Will Melt Your Heart

The Inertia

When she didn’t let losing an arm in a shark attack slow her down, Bethany Hamilton became a role model to young women, young surfers, aspiring adaptive athletes, and quite frankly anybody who can appreciate the human will to fight on. It’s a story that transcends surfing and has made Hamilton one of the most recognizable people to spend a life riding waves. These are things we all know. But it might be one of Bethany’s lesser known stories that’s the most touching of them all.

Jul 27, 2015

Pacific Business News

Make-A-Wish Hawaii Connects with Young Professionals

Pacific Business News

Make-A- Wish Hawaii is taking advantage of a demographic otherwise untapped by nonprofits — young professionals.
Studies have shown young professionals want to give their time, not money. Many of them have little of either to share, but there is a tremendous amount of interest, Make-A-Wish Hawaii has found.

10 wish kids from across the nation ,

I wish to surf with Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton brings Soul Surfing to a whole new level


Make-A-Wish® Hawaii

223 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel. 808.537.3118
Fax 808.536.5566

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 537-3118 x100