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Wish Blog

Apr 05, 2016

Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care

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!

#teamHIWish, this past year has been AMAZING!

I have been blessed and privileged to walk alongside you on this journey that has been fueled by hope, strength and joy.

We discovered wishes, paddle boarded, cheered on sidelines, were pelted with water balloons, wrapped presents, wrote letters to Santa and jingled while we ran, but most importantly, we the granted wishes of dozens of special keiki. You are valued members of our team and even more valued members of our communities.

Our volunteer ohana is vibrant and dynamic! You bring your love for our local kids from all corners of the globe, from India to Australia and back again.

Wherever you're from, we just wanted to say "Mahalo, Gracias, Arigato, Xiexie, Cheers mates!"

You are a part of every child's "Happily ever after."

Humbly and Thankfully,


  • Make-A-Wish Hawaii volunteer coordinator, Glenn Mendoza, and COO Amy Sterry with volunteers at Henry Kapono's Back in the Day Concert.

  • Volunteers participate in a fellowship hike up Diamond Head Crater!

  • Volunteers help out at the 9th Annual Swing for Wishes presented by the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.

  • Give Wishes Wings volunteers get people excited for the campaign kick-off!

  • Volunteers help reveal Julie's wish at Macy's on National Believe Day!

  • Volunteers stand-up paddleboard with new friends at Ala Moana Beach Park!

  • Training at the Make-A-Wish Hawaii office.

  • A bunch of new volunteer wish granters proudly present their new Make-A-Wish Hawaii T-Shirts.

  • Volunteers help out at the Bow Ties and Bling event at the M Nightclub.

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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