***The Make-A-Wish Foundation® does not solicit wishes.
***The family's financial position is not a consideration when reviewing a wish request.
We only accept referrals from the following sources:
- Medical professionals treating the child, such as doctors, nurses, social worker or child life-specialist
- The child's parent(s) or legal guardian(s)
- The potential wish child
The child's physician will determine medical eligibility, based on our medical crietia set forth by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. The physician must sign paperwork stating a child is medically eligible, before the wish process can continue.
About Wish Referral Privacy
The Make-A-Wish Foundation respects the privacy of the children and families it serves. All medical information is considered confidential and is not discussed with outside parties unless it is required for the wish and the child's parent(s) or guardian(s) have given their consent.
If you are one of the referral sources listed above, click here to refer a child.
For more information on who qualifies for a wish, please click here or see our Wish Process section.
If you would like more information on the wish-referral process or know a child who needs our help, contact our office in Asheville 1-828-274-WISH (9474), Charlotte at (704) 339-0334, or the Greensboro office at (336) 665-3668. We also have a toll free number 1-877-677-WISH (9474).