Be sure to visit the whole of our site. Learn how you can volunteer, read some wish stories, and view a few pictures of our special kids.
Founded by Dr. Jerry Clark, our chapter was chartered in 1985. We were originally called the Charlotte Clark Chapter in honor Dr. Clarks' first wife, whom he lost to cancer. We cover the state from Burlington (Alamance County) through the 51 counties to the west. We maintain offices in Asheville, Charlotte & Greensboro.
We were officially incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 1985. Our tax identification number is 56-1492432. Our chapter has never turned down an eligible wish. Right now the average wish cost is $6,000.00 including in-kind donations.
We are entirely responsible for raising the funds for every wish in our territory, as well as for fund raising and management costs.
You're welcome to visit our fundraising pages to learn more about our sponsors and ways you can donate.
We're glad you're here and hope you find what you're looking for. Be sure to check out our contact page if you have questions, comments, and/or suggestions you'd like to make! We'd appreciate the chance to hear from you (you can click on the map below for driving directions).
You can check our with our respective offices for current meeting listings and other important dates each month. If you have questions for a particular area chair you can also contact them through the appropriate office or check with our Volunteer Coordinator for further information.
Learn about how Make-A-Wish American began...
The Make-A-Wish,Central & Western North Carolina's mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
Stop by the Volunteer section of our website to find out how you can experience first hand how special it is to be involved with the Make-A-Wish®!