Since receiving its charter in 1986, Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley has granted the wishes of more than 2,300 children in the Hudson Valley region with life-threatening…Show More »
Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley
Since receiving its charter in 1986, Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley has granted the wishes of more than 2,300 children in the Hudson Valley region with life-threatening medical conditions.
Our first office was located in Mt. Kisco, NY over Danny’s Cheese Shop. In 2001, we moved to the Wish House in Tarrytown, NY.
Serving the eight counties of Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, the Chapter’s mission is to ensure that every child residing in the Hudson Valley who qualifies for Make-A-Wish services is granted his or her fondest wish. While wishes are referred and completed on an ongoing basis, an average of 110 wishes are in progress at any given time.
A volunteer Board of Directors and staff of seven, together with volunteers, donors and medical professionals from throughout the region, make wish granting possible. Among the Hudson Valley Chapter’s recently completed wishes are: a room redecoration; meeting One Direction; going to the Super Bowl; traveling to Hawaii; a trip to Disney World and being a model for a day.
Make-A-Wish® America provides the Hudson Valley Chapter with technical assistance, training, national coordination and support; however, all funds required to grant wishes are raised entirely within the Hudson Valley.