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Jul 26, 2014

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NC Child's Wish Comes True

The Washington Times

When wish granters from the Make-a-Wish Foundation asked Evie what her wish would be, the 10-year-old already had sketches detailing her vision of a magic treehouse.

Jul 19, 2014


A Magical Time: Make-A-Wish Trip, Local Support Makes Boy's Dream Come True

The News and Herald

Sam and his family have learned that wishes do come true – in the most magical way possible. They received the gift of a lifetime when Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina sent them on a week-long, cost-free trip to Florida, where they were able to make new memories and enjoy fun Disney and theme park activities as a family.

Jul 18, 2014


NASCAR Family Donates $16K through restaurant


A NASCAR family who decided to give back through the restaurant business, gave out their first round of donation Friday.

Jul 16, 2014


NY Girl Gets Wish, Tours Zoo

The Randolph Guide

Joelle Loomis, an 11-year-old New York girl with leukemia, was the special guest of the North Carolina Zoo last week — courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Jul 16, 2014


For Evie, a magical wish come true

The Pilot

She touched the hearts of Moore County residents last year through her struggles to live a normal life, and now a young kidney recipient's wish for a "magical" treehouse has come true.

Jul 12, 2014

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Make-A-Wish builds treehouse for Moore County girl


Evie, 10, underwent a transplant in February after her kidneys failed. Before her surgery, she met with Make-A-Wish and told them her dream of having a tree house.

Jul 08, 2014


NY Girl Gets Zoo Wish Granted

News Observer

From her back-stage vantage point 10 feet from the animals, Joelle watched carefully Tuesday as Apollo, a baby gorilla at the N.C. Zoo, used his mother as a jungle gym

Jul 08, 2014

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Girl's wish to be keeper fulfilled at NC Zoo

The Courier-Tribune

Joelle is spending two days at the Asheboro park, with her family, learning about the animals and roles which keepers fill — thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which arranges experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions, and its supporters.

Jun 27, 2014


Harris Teeter Donates $75,000 to MAW

Digital Journal

Today Harris Teeter made a $75,000 donation to Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina. The money was raised through the generosity of Harris Teeter vendors who participated in a cornhole tournament hosted by Harris Teeter.

Jun 06, 2014


Shays Wish to go to The World Cup is Granted

The Digital Courier

Representatives from the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina Foundation surprised Shay, 14, with the news that it is sending him to the World Cup in Brazil June 14-22 during an awards ceremony at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy on Thursday.

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