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Feb 10, 2016


Make-A-Wish Ball makes anything possible for kids

FOX 46 - Good Day Charlotte

Amy Brindley of Make-A-Wish Central and Western Carolinas explains how you can get involved with Make-A-Wish.

Jan 25, 2016


Panthers DT Kyle Love helps make Coach Jack's dream a reality


The Panthers and Make-A-Wish made Bolton’s wish of being a coach come true when he was named the team’s honorary coach for FanFest in August of 2013. He became affectionately known as "Coach Jack." Kyle Love helped make Bolton’s dream of attending Sunday’s playoff game come true.

Jan 08, 2016


Union Academy Middle School students contributed 11805 letters

Union Academy Newsletter

Middle School students participated in the eighth annual Macy's "Believe" campaign this holiday season to write letters of a wish they had or a wish for some else. Macy's teamed up with the Make-A-Wish® foundation to spread holiday cheer to children with life-threatening medical conditions. For each letter collected through Christmas Eve, Macy's donated $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant wishes for children who have life-threatening medical conditions.

Dec 16, 2015


Charlotte man pays it forward with Christmas light display


Make-A-Wish was able to send him and his family to Disney World this past spring. Harbin is now collecting donations from his display to give back to Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina. The charity has a special play in P.T.'s heart. At 5-years-old, his sister was diagnosed with a rare genetic defect. "They granted a wish for my sister when we were children, so it's definitely my charity of choice," Harbin said.

Dec 09, 2015

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National Believe Day


For each letter received during the Believe Campaign, Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million to help grant the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions.

Nov 28, 2015


Make-A-Wish fulfills Cordova student's wish

Richmond County Daily Journal

Fifteen-year-old Thomas will start the month of December in the Magic Kingdom. Make-A-Wish surprised Thomas, who is blind and deaf, and mother Patricia Smith of Hamlet with the announcement last Monday at the Cordova School.

Nov 27, 2015

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Years after her death, Hope's legacy remains

Charlotte Observer

In 2003, wish kid Hope made a selfless decision, choosing to use her Make-a-Wish to grant other kids’ wishes.

Nov 18, 2015

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Wish Granted: Triad Boy Goes Backstage At Price Is Right

WFMY News 2

Even though he's not the next contestant on the Price is Right, 10-year-old Dylan got the chance so many people have dreamed of. He got to go behind the scenes at the hit game show and even meet the host Drew Carey thanks to Make-A-Wish.

Nov 06, 2015

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Six-year-old Braylon, of Charlotte, NC writes his letter to Santa

Yahoo News

Six-year-old Braylon, of Charlotte, NC writes his letter to Santa to kick off the retailer's annual Believe Campaign benefitting Make-a-Wish

Oct 31, 2015

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Overton donates over $200 to Make-A-Wish

Salisbury Post

Wish kid Josie helped her school raise money for Make-A-Wish by using one of their causal Friday fundraisers to donate money

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