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About Us

Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fulfills the wishes of children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who confront life-threatening medical conditions.

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Our Story

Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

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Our Chapter

On April 1, 1983 the Los Angeles chapter received its charter and granted its first wish that month to 11-year-old Gary from Ventura. The simple "I Wish to Have…a VCR" was accompanied by a year of free video rentals. More than 33 years later, the chapter has granted over 9,000 wishes.

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Employment & Internships

Learn about working at Make-A-Wish® and check out open positions and internship opportunities. We are a dedicated team who work together to ensure our mission is delivered every day.

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Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

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Managing Our Funds

We take seriously our responsibility to steward supporter contributions wisely.

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles
11390 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
Toll Free Los Angeles Only (800) 322-9474