April 29 is a special day. It is the anniversary of the wish that started it all – Chris Greicius' wish to be a police officer. The extraordinary wish, which served as inspiration for Make-A-Wish. That was 35 year ago. Today, a wish is granted every 22 minutes worldwide.
Today at the Make-A-Wish National Office in Phoenix, the entire staff gathered together to celebrate with lunch and cake while we video chatted with Make-A-Wish locations around the world to hear how they celebrated. Examples include Make-A-Wish Israel, who took a hot air balloon ride, and Make-A-Wish Chile, who granted four wishes today.
People have also been sharing their special World Wish Day posts using the hashtag #WorldWishDay on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Here are some highlights:
Around the world, Make-A-Wish offices shared their gratitude for everyone who has made granting wishes possible:
Members of Chi Omega, whose philanthropy efforts are dedicated toward Make-A-Wish, also celebrated:
Some wish kids even contributed to the social media spree:
Share your #WorldWishDay story on your favorite social media site or head over to https://givewisheswings.org/worldwishday to view thank you videos from around the world.