The History of A Wish Come True, Inc.
A Wish Come True, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization founded on October 8, 1982. Our mission is to grant medically qualified children between the ages of 3 through 18 “one memorable wish.” A Wish Come True, Inc. was the first organization of its kind in Rhode Island, granting wishes to 12 children in the first year and now average approximately 3 wishes a month.
The growth of the organization has been truly remarkable. Some of the wishes we have granted include computers, shopping sprees, pets, bedroom makeovers & furniture as well as trips to Disney World. Trips have also been provided to the Grand Canyon, the Super Bowl, the MLB All-Star Game, the World Series, the Olympics and an occasional celebrity meet and greet. Every trip includes the entire family - because the entire family needs some relief when a child is sick!
The average cost of a wish is $5,000 to $7,000 depending on the wish, size of the family and if any special medical equipment is needed. With the help of many generous volunteers who use their exceptional fundraising talents, no child has ever been denied for lack of funds. We are a local organization helping children from Rhode Island and areas of Southeastern Massachusetts.
Supported by a talented, dedicated Board of Directors, and many volunteers. Our office is staffed Monday to Friday. We would love to hear from you!
Today more than ever, A Wish Come True needs your help. Volunteers are the key to this organizations long, successful history of putting smiles on the faces of some very courageous children. If you would like to become part of making a difference in a child’s life, please contact A Wish Come True, Inc.