Help Make Wishes Come True


Refer a Child, Become a Volunteer in Monroe County


Scranton, Pa., April 2, 2015 – Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia has ways for Monroe County to help grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Local residents are encouraged to become a wish volunteer and/or refer a child to Make-A-Wish.


Become a Volunteer

Currently, the local Make-A-Wish chapter is working to grant 5 wishes in Monroe County and it needs kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check and attend a training session. The next training session is Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Scranton Regional Hospital.


Refer a Child

Every wish starts with a referral – in fact, a wish is not possible without one. Be the start of a wish-come-true today by referring a child who is between the ages of

2 ½ and 18 and has a life-threatening medical condition.


To register for the next volunteer training or to learn more about referring a child, please contact Maggie O’Brien at (570) 341-9474 or visit our website at


Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 16,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at










The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia advises you that a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.