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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.

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris wished to become a police officer and his wish set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Wish kid Noella

How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.

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Local & Global Structure

Make-A-Wish® is one united family, but also a collection of independently chartered nonprofits committed to a shared vision and mission.

Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198