Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has given hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. From our humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to be a police officer, we’ve evolved into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the United States and its territories every 40 minutes.
Founded in 1982, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Our mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Fulfilling a child’s wish provides a joyful and meaningful experience that benefits both the child and the family.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation traces its beginning to one boy’s wish. In 1980, 7-year-old Christopher James Greicius was being treated for leukemia. Every day, he dreamed of becoming a police officer.
Thanks to the generosity of some caring individuals, Chris was sworn in as the first honorary DPS patrolman in state history. Thus, the Chris Greicius Make-A-Wish® Memorial – which later became known as the Make-A-Wish Foundation – was born. Read more here…
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota was founded in 1982.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota has granted more than 3,000 wishes.
Nationally, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted over 200,000 wishes.
In our chapter, we currently have more than 500 volunteers and welcome other interested individuals.
Wish referrals are coming in faster than the funds needed to support them.
Since 2008, T. E. Ibberson Company and its staff have worked closely with Make-A-Wish® Minnesota to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In this month’s sponsor feature, we are excited to share their efforts on behalf of our important mission!