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Community Events

Atlanta Young Professionals

The Atlanta Young Professionals (ATLYP) are a group of committed volunteers between the ages of 20 and 40 who raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish Georgia. They have raised thousands of dollars for local wishes by hosting happy hours and other fundraising events throughout the year.

  • The Atlanta Young Professionals leadership group with Make-A-Wish® CEO Tim Earley.

  • The first ATLYP Wish Wednesday took place on June 29, 2016.

  • The event was held at the F&B Restaurant in Buckhead.

  • Close to 100 people attended the Wish Wednesday event.

  • Wish kid Thiago spoke about his life-changing wish experience.

  • All proceeds went to benefit local wish children in Georgia.

  • The event allowed local young professionals to eat, drink, network and support wishes.

  • Several Make-A-Wish Georgia staff members, including CEO Tim Earley, were in attendance.

  • The Atlanta Young Professionals is just the latest fundraising initiative from Make-A-Wish Georgia.

  • Such an incredible turnout for an incredible event.

UNG Mile of Superheroes

The University of North Georgia hosted the first annual Mile of Superheroes Walk in Dahlonega, GA., on March 28, 2016. The event featured hundreds of costumed UNG student-athletes and three local wish families.

  • Wish kid Cooper and his family attended the event

  • Cailen's wish was revealed at a UNG baseball game in 2015.

  • Wish kid EmmaLee and her family found out her wish was coming true

  • All three of the wish families were from the North Georgia area

  • The Make-A-Wish Georgia supporters were all smiles

  • Our wish kids judged a superhero costume contest

  • UNG Athletic Director Lindsay Reeves poses with some superheroes

  • Thanks to UNG Athletics for their continued support of local wishes

  • All of the student-athletes signed a special event banner

  • The start of the UNG Mile of Superheroes walk

  • The excitement at the first annual event was obvious

  • Wish kid Emmalee posing with some of the UNG students.

Six Flags Shadow Day

In August 2015, twenty-five wish kids and their families got to visit Six Flags Over Georgia for an exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunity with the Six Flags staff!

  • 25 wish kids and their families participated in Make-A-Wish Day at Six Flags.

  • Six Flags Over Georgia President, Dale Kaetzel, meets his wish kid counterpart

  • Each of our wish kids got lanyards and a t-shirt for participating

  • A wish kid gets to see behind the scenes with the maintenance crew.

  • Two young wish kids demonstrate their best ninja impersonations

  • A wish kid dressed as Batman roams the park with the security team

  • One lucky wish kid even got to try his hand at making funnel cakes

  • Wish kids got to meet several of the famous Six Flags characters

  • This young man poses for a photo with the Tasmanian Devil

  • Some of the kids play arcade games with Park President, Dale Kaetzel.

  • One young man spent the day learning how to run arcade games.

  • Our wish kids had a blast spending the day at Six Flags!

Cobb County 5K

Nearly a thousand runners take to Marietta Square each year in order to help grant wishes for local children. This event has raised over $338,000 for our chapter since the first race in 2000.

  • Cobb County 5K runners

  • John Brennan speaking at Cobb County 5K

  • Cobb County 5K kid running

  • Cobb County 5K winner

  • Cobb County 5K children running

  • Cobb County 5K winners

  • Cobb County 5K runners

Bowling with the Atlanta Falcons

Falcons players and UnitedHealthcare of Georgia treated children from Make-A-Wish Georgia and their families to a night of bowling at Dave & Busters in Lawrenceville.


  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Wish Kids bowl with the Atlanta Falcons.

Bloomingdale's Fashion Night Out

Bloomingdale's at Lenox Mall hosted a special evening to benefit Make-A-Wish® Georgia. Wish children, board members and volunteers served as models during this spectacular evening. Ten percent of the proceeds of all sales went to support local wishes.

  • Bloomingdale's Fashion Night Out was hosted at Lennox Mall in Atlanta.

  • Ten percent of all sales went to grant local wishes.

  • It was a great way to raise money and have fun!

  • Wish children attended the event.

  • And there was a live band, too!

  • We loved sharing this night with our wish kids and their families.

  • One of the best parts of this night was the fashion show!

  • Board members, wish kids, and even volunteers modeled for us!

  • Thanks Bloomingdale's!

  • Look at these two superstars!

  • We had a spectacular evening!

Make-A-Wish® Georgia
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Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 916-9474