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Jun 20, 2018


The Dale Jr Foundation Grants Local Wish

Speedway Digest

Making wishes come true is a big part of what The Dale Jr. Foundation is built on, and the latest chapter in a book filled with wishes will benefit Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC. The Dale Jr. Foundation announced a commitment of $500,000 to help build and name the Wish Room in Make-A-Wish’s soon-to-be-permanent home in Charlotte.

Jun 02, 2018

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Atkins Grad Finds Hope During Cancer Battle

Winston-Salem Journal

Wish kid Savanna finds hope and her exciting new career path during cancer battle.

May 25, 2018

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UNCG Grants A Wish

News & Record

Recent graduate of High Point Central High School, 18-year-old wish kid Kobe gets his wish granted - to build a gaming personal computer - with faculty and staff from the information technology services department at UNCG.

May 21, 2018

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UNCG Makes Wish of Local Teen Come True


Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina enlisted the help of UNCG to make wish kid Kobe's wish come true: to build a gaming personal computer.

May 20, 2018


Frosted fundraiser at Daveste Vineyards

Mooresville Tribune

A tasty treat could help a child’s dream come true. Mooresville resident and the current Ms. Woman North Carolina, Tanya Topazio, is hosting Cupcake Wars, a charity event, on May 26 at Daveste Vineyards in Troutman.

May 18, 2018

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Jackson Wishes To Help Others

WFMY News 2

Wish kid Jackson raises $1200 through his lemonade stand to help other kids just like him have their wishes granted!

Mar 14, 2018


6-Year-Old From Burlington Meets His Superhero

WFMY News 2

It's one of those stories that makes you smile. A 6-year-old wish kid from Burlington, full of excitement and joy goes to Disney World to meet his favorite superhero: Spider Man.

Mar 09, 2018

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A Wish Is Necessary

Make-A-Wish America

Annie Huhnerkoch, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., shares how a wish is more than nice. It's necessary.

Mar 05, 2018


Community Calendar

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina's Kentucky Derby Classic: 3-7 p.m. May 5, High Caliber Stables, 8506 Cedar Hollow Road, GB. Live stream of all the action at Churchill Downs, auctions, food, music, beverages.

Mar 03, 2018

World Wish Day



Carowinds hosted the annual World Wish Day picnic for the Central and Western North Carolina chapter of Make-A-Wish. Wish kids and their families enjoyed a freshly prepared lunch, mingling with fellow wish kids and a taking pictures with Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

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