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Chapter Information & Stats

Chapter Information

We are located in Chattanooga, TN but service children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the entire East Tennessee region all the way to the Virginia border.

Our office is located at:  

6005 Century Oaks Drive, Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN  37416
Phone:  423-629-9474
Fax:  423-622-5531

 

We are committed to touching the lives of local children battling life-threatening conditions ”

— Staff

Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee Territory

Our Territory


Our territory covers all of the counties to the right of the red line encompassing the entire Eastern Tennessee region of the State of Tennessee.

It is absolutely amazing how many people from all of the counties, big and not so big, give of their time and their heart to help make sick children's wishes come true. When you see how large the region is and how many people are within each of those places helping, it simply warms your heart. Communities, people, coming together to help those in need. ”

— Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee volunteer

Chapter Stats

Over the last 3 years, Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee has experienced the most growth in its history. We went from granting approximately 50 wishes in 2010 to almost 80 wishes in 2011-2012 and the growth is continuing.

The trend that we have been seeing and project to continue to see is a continued increase in the number of wishes but also the costs of the wishes are increasing.  Our average wish cost is ~$8,000 and most of this is attributed to over 70% of our wishes being travel related. 

Our Staff is fairly new and growing.  Our President/CEO has been here the longest (5+ years) but the rest of the staff has been here for less than 5 years.  A great team has been created who bring much experience from their respected fields and whose personalities and commitment to cause make everyone work very well together.  The entire team of Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee is excited for the things to come. 

Our wish children come from all over East Tennessee but when you look at the geographical region we generally grant equal amounts of wishes from each of our different regions Chattanooga, Knoxville, and the Tri-Cities area.  This is nice information to have because we are able to allow people within our various counties to assist in helping to grant the wish or wishes of children right in their backyard.

I remember being on the phone during the preliminary stages of getting my son's wish granted; I mentioned his love of sharks and honestly expected to hear that seeing sharks in the ocean would be impossible. I was surprised when I was told that they would work to grant him an awesome wish that included sharks. I was in tears as I watched Michael scuba dive. He was doing something that I never imagined he would ever do! ”

— Michael's mom

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Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee
6005 Century Oaks Drive, Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 629-9474