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About Us

Founded in 1987, Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York serves eligible wish kids and their families by granting their heartfelt wish.

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

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Our mission

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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Wish kid Noella

How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next to create amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families. A wish experience is frequently a source of inspiration for children undergoing difficult medical treatments.

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Matthew got to be royalty, complete with princesses

Employment & Internships

Paid positions and unpaid volunteer and internship positions are posted here.

Wyatt's pool wish makes for a great summer

Our Chapter

Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York serves children from across the 15 counties in the 518 area code.

Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York
3 Washington Square
Albany, NY 12205
Main (518) 456-9474