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Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi

Phone: (601) 366-9474 View Additional Phone Numbers 576 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 120, Ridgeland, MS 39157

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BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

BBB has determined that Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Based on BBB files, this business has a BBB Rating of No Rating. The reason is as follows:

  • The business's BBB file information is being reviewed and/or updated.

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 13, 2008 Business started: 01/01/1984
Type of Entity


Contact Information
Principal: Ms. Kit Barksdale, Executive Director
Business Category


Additional Information

The Make-A-Wish Foundation relies on the generous contributions of individuals, schools, civic organizations, and businesses! The Make-A-Wish Foundation DOES NOT solicit contributions by phone or door-to-door. They also host special events state-wide to raise money. In kind donations of goods and services such as frequent flier miles and hotel loyalty points also help finance the Foundation's mission. Also, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is not a member of the United Way.

Additional Information

The Foundation’s mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Additional Information

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is NOT affiliated or partnered with Children's Wish Foundation International (CWFI).

Additional Information

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has ful-filled the wishes of more than 153,000 children in the United States and its territories since 1980. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the Make-A-Wish Foundation serves every community in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico through its 67 chapters. They grant the wishes of medically eligible children who: - have been diagnosed with a progressive, degenerative or malignant condition that has placed the child's life in jeopardy; - are older than 2 1/2 and younger than 18 (at the time of referral); - have not received a wish from another wish-granting organization. More than 78 percent of expenses are devoted to the Foundation's mission - far exceeding the program service allocation standards set forth by the nation's leading charity watchdog groups, including the Council of Better Business Bureaus. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi was founded in 1984 in memory of a little girl who lived in Gulfport. After she was diagnosed with a terminal illness, a group of caring individuals raised funds to send her, along with her mother and grandmother, to Walt Disney World® Resort. The family and others, moved by the generosity of those who contributed their time and money, felt compelled to reach out to other families facing similar circumstances. Through their efforts, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Mississippi became the thirty-sixth chapter chartered by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. In 1989, the chapter office was moved from the Gulf Coast to Jackson in order to better serve the state.


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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