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About Us

Wishes make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. This simple, but powerful belief drives Make-A-Wish®.

Wish kid Chris G.

The Make-A-Wish® Story

Make-A-Wish is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Learn more about   The Make-A-Wish® Story

Our Chapter

Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley was founded in 1997 and serves the 6 southernmost counties in the state of Texas.


Employment & Internships

Learn about working at
Make-A-Wish® and check out open positions and internship opportunities.


Local & Global Structure

Make-A-Wish® is one united family, but also a collection of independently chartered nonprofits committed to a shared vision and mission.

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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.


Managing Funds

Every dollar our chapter receives aids us in our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley
1801 S. 2nd Street
Suite 405
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 686-9474