Honoree 2013 – Marisa Mendoza

Congrats to Marisa Mendoza for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Mendoza_MarisaName:  Marisa Mendoza

Nominating Organization:  Make -A-wish Orange County and the Inland Empire

Honoree Category:  Human & Community

Why Nominated:  “It’s my time to play!” That’s what Marisa always says when asked about her volunteer responsibilities with Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. To say that Marisa is an exceptional volunteer would be doing her an injustice. At least 10% of the total wishes completed each year would not happen without Marisa’s assistance. She has a knack for working with children and incredible tenderness in dealing with families who are going through unthinkable trials. Her creativity and thoughtfulness are extraordinary. She constantly engages the community in the Make-A-Wish mission and is able to acquire a plethora of donations and in-kind services. The wishes she produces are nothing short of magical. She is a Wish Granter, speaker, event volunteer, fundraiser, and friend. The Make-A-Wish staff just loves her to pieces!

Please write a note of congratulations below!


15 thoughts on “Honoree 2013 – Marisa Mendoza

  1. Dearest Marisa – you are such a pleasure to work with and an inspiration to us all. I am continually blown away by your follow-through, attention to detail and drive to go above and beyond what is expected of you. I do not know if we could ever thank you enough for all that you do to support our chapter. We absolutely could not do what we do without you!!

  2. Congratulations on your nomination! No one deserves it more than you! You are always such a joy to work with and I look forward to every visit from you. You are so dedicated to the children we serve. We couldn’t do this with out you!

  3. Marisa, in so many ways you exemplify the joy in our mission statement. It has truly been an absolute pleasure to work with you. Thank you for working so tirelessly to take the dreams of our wish children to new heights! You are amazing!

  4. Marisa – Thank you for giving so much of yourself to Make-A-Wish. Seeing you in the office is always a treat, and I know you are constantly working so hard to make sure that every wish you are part of is truly magical. It has been a pleasure to work with you as a speaker and to hear you share your experiences and passion with our community. Thank you for all that you do!

  5. Marisa, you are an incredible volunteer and an amazing wish granter. You are reliable and great to work with. Thank you for all that you have done for our chapter!

  6. Congratulations Marisa! Your passion, creativity, and positive energy are exceptional and we would not be able to grant as many wishes as we do without you! Thank you for always being willing to help! You are amazing!

  7. Well-deserved Marisa! As an admin person I see how many wishes you are involved in and the number is astounding! You are an incredible asset to our organization and our mission. Thank you for your time, commitment and dedication.

  8. Congratulations Marisa! Thank you so much for all of your time and support – you are definitely deserving of this award! It is always a pleasure to work with you! 🙂

  9. WoW! What a tremendous blessing! To say that it is my honor and priviledge to be able to work with the Wish kids, their families, and every one involved in Make A Wish OC-IE could never fully express what the last 2 1/2 years has meant to me. I constantly feel like I should be thanking Make A Wish for allowing me to serve in even the smallest capacity. Normally I would be paying admission to experience this much fun and true joy. In a life full of stress and deadlines, I can not thank Make A Wish enough for always allowing me to “come out and play” with some of the most amazing children, families, staff, and volunteers that Orange County and the Inland Empire have to offer. I am humbled and overjoyed to be counted as part of this team. As long as you will have me, my time, talent, and treasure has found a home with Make A Wish.

  10. Thank you Marisa for all of your hard work and dedication! We rely a great deal on our Volunteers to carry out our mission, and having wish granters like you makes that possible. Your committment to our mission, Make-A-Wish families and staff is greatly appreciated!

  11. Marisa, you are truly a gem. Working with you is always my pleasure. I will come out and play with you anytime.

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