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About Us

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1983, our chapter serves children in the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau County and 17 counties in the Buffalo and Rochester areas. In Fiscal Year 2017, we granted the wishes of almost 1,000 children from our communities and from around the world.

Chris Greicius

The Make-A-Wish Story

Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Learn More About Chris Greicius
Tyler wished to meet the New York Red Bulls

Our Chapter

In September of 2011 the Metro New York chapter and Western New York chapter joined forces, now serving a total of 23 counties in the State of New York.

Working with us

Working with us

Make-A-Wish fosters a vibrant, diverse and entrepreneurial workplace. Learn about working here and opportunities to join the team.

bret leas

Leadership and Advisors

We are grateful to the extraordinary individuals who comprise our volunteer leadership groups.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
500 5th Avenue
Suite 2900
New York, NY 10110
(212) 957-9474
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York, Manhattan Office
200 Park Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
(212) 957-9474

Make-A-Wish® Western New York
100 Sylvan Parkway
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474