Make-A-Wish needs volunteers locally

Published 8:40 am Thursday, January 2, 2020

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Covington County is one of the many counties that are in dire need of volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Alabama.

Volunteers work directory with wish families to determine the child’s wish, help plan a wish reveal party and update the family on the progress of the wish planning process.

“It is a fun engaging and community-first way to volunteer,” PR and communications manager Erin Slay-Wilson said. “We have nearly 200 active volunteers across the state, but we need to recruit 15-25 more in high-need areas to fulfill our wishes this year.”

Other high-need counties are Franklin, Marion, Lee, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike and Barbour counties.

“Knowing the impact you are making on these families is huge,” Wish granter Tara Renninger said. “Sometimes it seems what we do is so small in the big scheme of things, but the relationships I have built with several of these families have lasted far beyond the wish. I would not trade [this experience] for the world.”