Don't Believe Your Ears: Make-A-Wish Does Not Telemarket
Despite a growing number of telemarketing calls being placed to homes in the United States that appear to be from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the charity in fact does not and never has employed telemarketers to raise money.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation does not, under any circumstances, engage telemarketers to raise money, despite sometimes being confused with other organizations that do. In fact, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has a nationwide policy against telephone and door-to-door solicitation. There are a number of other sound-alike organizations - some also with "wish" in their names. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has no affiliation with any other wish-granting organization.
Telemarketing can be a legitimate way of marketing and selling products and services. However, in some instances, consumers are exposed to telemarketing fraud, and caution should be used to make sure that clear and accurate information is being presented.
If you are interested in ways to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, call 800.978.9474 or visit http://www.wishes.org/ to find opportunities near you.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. For more than 25 years, the Foundation has worked with volunteers and generous supporters to share the power of a wish® with special children across Illinois.
More than 70% of wishes granted are travel related. Frequent Flier Miles are always needed to help grant these wishes.