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May 27, 2015

Meet our New Volunteer Coordinator, Glenn Mendoza!

Glenn comes to us with previous experience as an advisor and is excited to have the pleasure of working with Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s incredible and dedicated volunteers!

Glenn is a believer who never stops dreaming. In his previous position as an advisor at Heald College, he helped motivate students to stay focused on their educational dreams and goals, while helping them come up with a plan to achieve them. He built relationships with his students, making sure they knew that they were supported and believed in. Glenn is just as excited to build strong relationships with our volunteers. 

Like the rest of our volunteers, Glenn came to us with a heart to help. And when he saw the power of a wish first hand, he felt an immediate connection and commitment to our mission. “I was exposed to the mission and passion of Make-A-Wish through a friend that needed help throwing a wish reveal princess party", he explained. "We transformed a hallway and classroom into a Castle worthy of a Disney Princess. When I saw the reaction of the wish child and her family and friends to the work that we did, I was touched, transformed, and forever invested in sharing and perpetuating the life changing moments Make-A-Wish affords the kids and their support system.”

Glenn saw moments of magic when people came together to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. Those moments of community are what inspired him to work toward the fulfillment of our mission with the people who stand at the front lines each and every day.

A message from Glenn: 

"Children have a very unique way of viewing the world. They have an innate wonder and hope that allows them to take joy in life that magically fuels the happiness for everyone around them. You could say these are their dreams. I am honored to be part of an organization whose mission is to make this magic happen. I invite you to be a part of the magic that Make-A-Wish Hawaii plans and executes. I look forward to working alongside you to grant every wish imagined in our beautiful islands. I like to say, Dream Big, DO BIGGER! Let’s do this!"

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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 critical illnesses 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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