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Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation|
|Alternate Name(s):||Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation|
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Chapter
|Address:||55 Hawthorne Street, Suite 800|
San Francisco, CA 94105
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 9-5|
|Description:||Chapter of national organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area was founded in 1984. In its first year, a total of 27 wishes were granted. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, our chapter has granted 6,000 wishes to date and grants over 340 wishes per year. While we follow the policies and guidelines of Make-A-Wish America, the Greater Bay Area chapter operates as a separate 501(c)3 organization. All funds raised by our chapter are used to fulfill our mission in the Bay Area.
ELIGIBILITY: Serves children between the ages of 2 1/2-18 who meet our guidelines without regard to race, gender, creed, socio-economic, or cultural background. Families may call directly, or may be referred by anyone.
AREAS SERVED: Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area serves 17 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma.
|Mission:||The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.|
|Programs:||Contributing airline miles through the Wishes in Flight program is a simple and meaningful way to help kids reach their wish destinations around the world|
|Volunteer Info:||For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us: volunteer@SFWish.org or fill out our online Volunteer Inquiry Form.|
|Languages other than English:||Can Arrange for Others|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Not Applicable|
|Public Transportation:||Not Applicable|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||See Description Notes|
|Physical Location:||San Francisco|
|This record last modified February 18, 2013|