According to a press release, Make-A-Wish recently observed World Wish Day, an annual global celebration on April 29th that recognizes the tradition of granting wishes and the people who make wishes a reality. World Wish Day honors the wish that inspired Make-A-Wish Foundation and its enduring dedication to grant the wish of each child who qualifies for the program. Now, 35 years later, Make-A-Wish fulfills a wish every 22 minutes for children around the world.
In honor of World Wish Day 2015, Make-A-Wish offices worldwide commemorated it with different activities and events. The staff at the organization’s national office in Arizona gathered for a party and video-chatted with their counterparts across the globe to find out how they spent World Wish Day. The organization reports that Make-A-Wish Chile celebrated the day by granting four wishes, while Make-A-Wish Israel hosted a hot-air balloon ride.