Birmingham, AL. (July 18, 2016) – Make-A-Wish® Alabama is seeking Wish Granting volunteers in the Montgomery area. The chapter will host a Wish Granter training on Saturday, August 20 at the AARP office located at 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1880 in Montgomery from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wish Granters work directly with children to discover their one true heartfelt wish and then help grant those wishes. In return for their diligent efforts and dedication, volunteers receive valuable training, hands-on experience and the gratification of making a difference in the life of a child. There are currently 47 children in the Montgomery region waiting on a wish. This region includes Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, Barbour, Pike, Crenshaw, Butler, Wilcox, Dallas, Autauga, Elmore, Macon, Lowndes Bullock, and Montgomery counties.
Since the Alabama chapter was founded in September of 2012, there have been 52 wishes granted in the Montgomery region. “With more volunteers, we will be able to grant more wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in these counties” said Sarah Hall, the volunteer manager for Make-A-Wish Alabama.
Wish Granters must be 21 years of age, commit to fulfilling two to three wishes per year and attend the wish granter training.
To attend wish granter training on Saturday, August 20, please RSVP to Sarah Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julianna Hallman, Make-A-Wish Alabama
Development & Communications Coordinator
email@example.com | 205-254-1933
ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH® ALABAMA
Make-A-Wish® Alabama grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish® is the world’s largest wish-granting organization, serving children in nearly 50 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 32,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 21 minutes on average. Since 1980, it has granted more than 350,000 wishes to children around the world.
In September 2012, Make-A-Wish® Alabama was established as an independent 501(c)(3) headquartered in Birmingham and is locally governed by a 16 member board of directors. Make-A-Wish Alabama is one of 62 federated chapters of Make-A-Wish America. Our mission is carried out on the local level – right here in Alabama.