Hope Rises, Brick by Brick
Wishing Place endured a devastating water event, and our two main
mission-delivery floors were severely flooded. If you have walked through our
doors, you've experienced the reality-pausing magic that this place inspires in
hearts and minds. This is the place where, even if only for a moment, a child
who is battling a life-changing illness can play and get inspired to make their
one true wish. This is the place where that child's family can sit down, take a
breath, and watch hope come to life.
The impact is much larger than the hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of damage. It is the emotional impact on our wish families who consider The Wishing Place their home away from home, and have made some of their most positive core memories there. It is in the heartbreak of the staff, board, and donors who spent years of time and love carefully funding and crafting each space to evoke a sense of wonder for our wish kids.
After the dust settles, hope rises. It rises in the form of the Connecticut family and our extended Make-A-Wish Connecticut family coming together to give donations and time, gather their friends and family, and communities in a movement of hope across Connecticut, and generate awareness about Make-A-Wish Connecticut and our beloved Wishing Place. We've been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from our Make-A-Wish family and need your continued support as we recover.
So while The Wishing Place is closed to wish visits, delivery parties, tours and more — we are in the process of rebuilding, re-engaging and re-imagining our campus. We are celebrating wishes past, present and future, and YOU are a part of our greater wish family of supporters. This is your opportunity to leave a permanent mark on our campus in our new Wish Walk, coming this summer.
Together, we are rebuilding, brick by brick. So, join us!