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Wishmakers at Work


Wishmakers at Work program allows your company to transform the lives of local children. It fosters teambuilding, encouragement and can grow the morale of your team! There are giving opportunities to fit a company of any size, all of them benefiting Arkansas and Mid-South children with critical illnesses.

  • CBRE employees support Make-A-Wish Mid-South year-round and truly understand the impact of a wish on not only the child, but the entire community.

  • Even after more than a decade of granting wishes, DeSoto Honda still sees the amazing value of employees being involved in the wish granting.

  • As both a corporate wish sponsor and a Make-A-Wish® Golf Classic supporter, IPS has continued to be a champion of Make-A-Wish year after year.

  • Among other wishes, WinChoice USA sponsored Hailey's wish to go on a Disney cruise. The staff spared no creativity revealing that her wish was granted. WinChoice staff transformed the boardroom into a tropical paradise for the wish reveal and served a delicious variety of beach food for Hailey and her family.

Why participate in Wishmakers at Work?

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility plays an increasingly important role in advancing companies' strategic business objectives and building goodwill among employees. Employees want to know that their employer cares about the communities in which it operates, and that it is committed to making a measurable difference for those who live and work in those areas. 

Seventy-three percent of Americans want their employers to do more to support a cause or social issue. 

-- 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Survey

Brand Recognition

Make-A-Wish is the world's largest wish-granting organization and stands as one of the most recognized and most trusted charities in America. Our reputation is the result of a more than 30-year commitment to granting amazing and unique wishes that change lives for wish kids, their families, and everyone else involved in the experience - more than 220,000 wishes since 1980 and around 14,000 last year alone. That's a wish granted, on average, every 38  minutes. And every wish impacts dozens, sometimes hundreds of people, forever.

Enhanced Employee Morale

Employees feel good about working for a company that demonstrates care for the community, and their direct engagement in cause-corporate programs can have a profound influence on how they view the importance and purpose of their work. 

Ninety-seven percent of volunteers surveyed reported felling more grateful and thankful as a result of helping to grant a child's wish.

-- 2010 Wish Impact Study

Increased Employee Loyalty

Rallying employees around a great cause can engender long-term commitment to the company and pride in their employer.

Eighty-one percent of employees state that a company's commitment to social issues is important when deciding where to work. 

-- 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Survey

At First Tennessee the Make-A-Wish® program has become the rallying point and highlight for our division each year. This year we will grant our 21st wish. Our employees dedicate their free time to prepare a world class wish granting celebration. It is a very emotional event and our employees truly appreciate the opportunity to contribute and participate in the celebration. We are proud to support such a worthy cause that brings a sense of fulfillment and instills such a sense of purpose. It is truly the highlight of our year. ”

— Bruce Livesay, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer ~ First Horizon National Corporation

Corporate Opportunities

Are you interested in sponsoring a wish? We'd love to talk with you! Contact Lauren Trowbridge, our Corporate Development Manager, for more information!

Phone: (800) 376-9474 

Make-A-Wish® Mid-South
1780 Moriah Woods Blvd.
Suite 10
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 680-9474
Toll Free (800) 264-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, Arkansas Office
320 Executive Court
Suite 101
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 376-9474
Toll Free (888) 376-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, Northwest Arkansas Office
One West Mountain
Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 755-4524
Wish Referrals (501) 376-9474