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Middle Tennessee Chapter Information

Our Chapter's Story

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee was founded in 2000 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Middle Tennessee chapter of Make-A-Wish won national awards for Performance Excellence, Outstanding Fundraising Performance and the Infinite Wish Award, in 2015, for Alby's wish to be a pirate treasure hunter and, in 2008, for Chase's wish to renovate his school gymnasium.

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants the wishes of children who have reached the age of 2½ and are under 18 years old, and have life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich their human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee serves the following counties of Tennessee: 
Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, De Kalb, Dickson, Fentress, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson, Wilson.

The imaginations of children referred to us serve as the backbone of our organization. There are five types of wishes the children choose from:    

    I wish to go    
    I wish to be
    I wish to have
    I wish to meet
    I wish to give

For a child to be eligible for a wish he or she must be referred by a doctor, social worker, parents, or they can even refer themselves. The doctor must sign a document stating that the child has a life-threatening illness.

Fast Facts:

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee serves 38 counties in the Middle Tennessee area, granting more than 130 wishes in the last fiscal year.

The staff Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee consists of 9 full-time employees. We rely on volunteers to help make wishes come true.

More than 200 Middle Tennessee volunteers are wish granters, trained to help grant wishes of deserving children.

100% of the funds raised by the Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee stays in Middle Tennessee.

82% of every dollar donated to the Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee goes into making these wishes come true.

More than 1,300 wishes have been granted in Middle Tennessee since the chapter was founded in 2000.

Frequent Flier miles are one unique way to support our mission. It takes about 150,000 miles to send a family to Walt Disney World® Resort. Any donation of miles is greatly appreciated and can be combined to cover the cost of a flight.

To refer a child with a life-threatening medical condition, email or call (615) 221-2200 ext. 116

Donations can be made on this website, over the phone at (615) 221-2200 or by mail at: 
8119 Isabella Lane, Suite 105A Brentwood, TN 37027

Local History & Awards:

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee chapter was founded

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants 500th wish

Chapter Excellence Award

Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

Outstanding Performance Achievement Award

Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

Outstanding Mission Performance Award 
Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

Infinite Wish Award
Outstanding Mission Performance Award 
Outstanding Fundraising Performance Award

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
600 Hill Avenue
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200