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Jun 15, 2020

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Make-A-Wish surprises Kings Mountain boy

Gaston Gazette

Tre'Mars' wish to have an online shopping spree is granted with the help of dozens of fire fighters, police officers, first responders - and even two Spider-Men.

Jun 12, 2020

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Cabarrus County senior gets special surprise just in time for graduation

WSOC

Cabarrus County senior gets special surprise just in time for graduation

Jun 12, 2020

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Concord teen with cystic fibrosis has Jeep remodeled

WBTV

Concord teen with cystic fibrosis has Jeep remodeled through Make-A-Wish and Turn5 before drive-thru high school graduation

May 31, 2020

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The thousands of wishes the pandemic put on hold

CNN

CNN highlights three out of the thousands of wishes put on hold due to COVID-19. Make-A-Wish estimates about 5,000 wishes will be postponed by the end of the summer due to the pandemic. Nearly 80% of them involve travel, others that were postponed involved gatherings.

May 11, 2020

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Health Happenings - 40 Days of Wishes

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina has launched a 40 Days of Wishes campaign.

The nonprofit is asking people to share messages of hope, participate in special virtual events and help raise $240,000 to grant 40 wishes.

More than 350 local children are currently waiting for their wish. Due to postponed fundraising events, nearly $1 million in funding has been delayed that would normally be available to grant wishes.

May 11, 2020

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Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce approaches $2M in grants

Triad Business Journal

The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce has granted $1,948,536 to 89 local nonprofits including Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina

Mar 30, 2020

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Make-A-Wish Postpones Wishes and Events

Greensboro News & Record

Due to COVID-19, Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina has postponed all wish travel, as well as wish kid participation in all Make-A-Wish activities and events that involve large gatherings, until further notice.

Mar 28, 2020

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Wishes delayed: COVID-19 forces Charlotte area kids to wait

The Charlotte Observer

Travel restrictions because of COVID-19 have postponed trips for wish kids. Billy Leonard's daughters Savannah, 13, and Tallulah, 10, are both waiting for wishes and Savannah's trip to Paris was postponed.

Mar 03, 2020

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Symmetry Financial Group Receives Dale Jr. Indomitable Spirit Award

PR Newswire

Symmetry Financial Group, the leading insurance marketing organization in the country, announced that it was the 2020 recipient of the Dale Jr. Indomitable Spirit Award presented by Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.

Dec 20, 2019

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Kids celebrating raising $7,000 for Make-A-Wish

WCNC

Preschools all over North Carolina worked together to raise thousands for Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. From selling cookies to hosting an art auction, all 10 of Chesterbrook Academy’s preschools worked hard for donations.

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