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Make-A-Wish Foundation North Texas, Amarillo Regional Office

 
 

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Name: Make-A-Wish Foundation North Texas, Amarillo Regional Office
Phone: (806) 358-9943
Address: 1600 S. Coulter
Building a Suite 100
Amarillo, TX 79106
Website: www.ntx.wish.org
Report Creation Date: August 12, 2016
Report Expiration Date: August 12, 2017
Original Business Start Date: October 2000
Principal: Mr. Scott Landry, President & CEO
Customer Contact: Mr. Scott Landry, President & CEO - (806) 358-9943
Type of Business: Charity - Local

BBB Comments

The Make-A-Wish office in Amarillo, Texas is a part of Make-A-Wish of North Texas. For a report on Make-A-Wish of North Texas please contact the BBB in Dallas, Texas http://www.bbb.org/dallas/.


Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


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Report as of January 16, 2017 14:10
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