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The article goes on to say:
Children’s Wish Foundation International is one of several charities that mimic the name and the mission of the well-established Make-A-Wish Foundation in Arizona.
Children’s Wish reported that it spent about $600,000 granting wishes to terminally ill children in 2010 and gave them donated goods valued at $3 million. It paid professional fundraisers nearly $6 million for their services that year.
Linda Dozoretz, who founded Children’s Wish with her late husband in 1985, said telemarketing has helped the charity find children in need of its help.
“We might not have known of these children unless we had this valuable communication tool,” Dozoretz said. “A human voice communicates caring, compassion and warmth that is more needed at this time than any other.”