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A Time to Give Thanks

Glenn (middle) with some super hero volunteers at our Waffles for Wishes networking event this summer.
The Holiday Season is here and I’m overcome with gratitude for each and every one of our rockstar volunteers!

From fairy unicorn wishes, golf tournaments, grand wish reveals and events like the Henry Kapono Concert, our Give Wishes Wings campaign kick-off, the Waffles for Wishes networking brunch and many more, our volunteers do anything and everything to support our mission. We also have volunteers who stand on the front lines of each and every wish. Wish granting volunteers dedicate their time and efforts to discovering a child's one true wish and are a source of joy during a difficult time. 

You, our volunteers, represent the heart of our mission. Every smile you bring, every spark of hope you inspire and every ounce of strength you instill in our wish kids and their families make a lasting impact and are deeply appreciated!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I just want to thank you for your hearts and hands in perpetuating our mission to touch the lives of keiki throughout Hawaii. We cannot thank you enough for your time and treasure the talent that you have invested to help make a difference in our community. On behalf of our wish families, past, present and future, and our Make-A-Wish Hawaii ohana, MAHALO!

- Glenn, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

  • Make-A-Wish Hawaii volunteers helping out at our Give Wishes Wings Summer Campaign kick-off.

  • Make-A-Wish Hawaii volunteers helping out at Dita Holifield's All American Rodeo in Waimanalo.

  • Glenn taking a selfie with his volunteer fairies at Turtle Bay where our first unicorn wish of the year took place!

  • Volunteers all dressed up for our 4th annual gala this past May.

  • Glenn taking a selfie with volunteers who helped out at wish kid Peter's wish reveal at the Cupcake Meet for car enthusiasts!

  • A crowd of volunteers welcoming wish kid Eity who wanted her very own puppy to "grow big with."

  • Wish kid Christian dropping off his letter to Santa at Macy's alongside Macy's staff members and Make-A-Wish volunteers.

  • The Maui community came together to help make Ryder's wish to have a playground come true!

  • Glenn with Make-A-Wish Hawaii COO Amy Sterry, and a few of our amazing volunteers at the Henry Kapono Concert.

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 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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