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The Wishing Place

Where wishes have a place to call home

The Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina Wishing Place is the only one of its kind. It provides an environment that is free of limitations, confinement, and stress. It stimulates the imagination and reveals to local children the imaginative possibilities of a wish.

Children often come to Make-A-Wish® at a frightening time in their lives. It’s a time when playing, learning, and laughing is all too often replaced with uncertainty, hospital visits and medical treatments. Based especially on the fact that so often a child’s imagination is limited and stifled by their illness or environment, we sought to create our own permanent space.

We will forever be grateful to all who have made this magical building possible. For surely, we know, it is a place to rekindle the inner spirits of all wish children who pass through these halls.


We launched a quiet capital campaign in March 2018 in order to create the Wishing Place. Thanks to initial generous gifts from the Dale Jr. Foundation, Denard Enterprises, Albemarle Foundation, Geoffrey and Amy Brindley-Takacs, Leon and Sandra Levine Foundation, our Board of Directors and others, we've been able to bring the Wishing Place from a vision to a reality.
The Wishing Place is being funded solely through private, philanthropic donations. The capital campaign completion will ensure the project is fully funded without taking a single penny away from wish granting.
We invite you to join the capital campaign by funding/naming a room or buying a brick on the Walkway of Wishes. Join us in this legacy!

Buy a brick on the

Walkway of Wishes

Join the Capital Campaign

Join the Wish House Capital Campaign
Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474