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Make-A-Wish Nebraska

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25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $10 purchases sand toys for Simon's backyard play structure.
  • $50 purchases sunscreen and beach towels for Dani's trip to the ocean.
  • $250 purchases a wish enhancement like a shore excursion on Jacob's cruise.
  • $500 purchases electronics as part of Cody's shopping spree wish.
  • $1,000 purchases a hotel stay for Emma's family as she heads to the theme parks in Orlando.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

Children are energized and encouraged by their wish. They can imagine, describe, plan, anticipate, and eventually rejoice in its fruition. Make-A-Wish encourages a child to envision a positive future and remain an active partner in treatment. One parent wrote these inspiring words about her daughter’s wish:

“As a mom of a Wish Kid, I cannot tell you how much Make-A-Wish means to families. My daughter was diagnosed with cancer when she was 2 ½. After 10 months of surgeries, radiation, and chemo, she was able to go on her Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World. For that week, she was a happy, carefree 3-year-old. No doctors, no needles, no “ouchies”. Just a “normal” child. It brought tears to my eyes to watch her have the time of her life. She had private meetings with the Princesses as well as private time with Barney, who hugged her non-stop. Make-A-Wish made sure that she was treated as a true princess. At the time, we had no way of knowing that she would be soon having an emergency surgery that would remove 18 inches of her intestine. During her recovery, we often talked about her wish. She would say, “Tell me the story again of when the princesses all hugged me.” It is only with your help that Make-A-Wish can grant these types of life-changing moments for children.”

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6340

(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)

Combined Federal Campaign, Lancaster County only: 87169

Combined Federal Campaign, all other Nebraska locations: 95346

State of Nebraska: 708AC

ADDRESS/PHONE:

8033 S 15th St B
Lincoln, NE  68512

402-475-9474

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