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This "non-profit" generally does not make calls themselves.
They use a Commercial Fundraiser to make collections.
This "non-profit" uses Community Support, Inc. and Empire Fundraising, LLC

Info is accessable from the secretary of state of Washington state, listed below.
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/CHARITIES/search_detail.aspx?charity_id=831

If you wish the calls to stop, I suggest you both contact the Charity, and their Commercial Fundraisers.
Your local Attorney General's Office, Non-Profit/Charitable division will most likely be happy to help you with these annoying phone calls.
Considering it is that person's job.
Make sure you have the charity's full name, address, and phone number, and which Commercial Fundraiser's name when you contact the AG.
Tom
 Dec 08th, 2008
Called at about 6:10 p.m. Did not leave a message.
C
 May 06th, 2008
Please do not confuse ACWAA (A Child's Wish Association of America) with the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Paul Jones
 Feb 28th, 2008
Charity Contact InformationBack To Top Name:
Address:

Phone:
Web Address: A Child's Wish Association of America
6623 Superior Avenue, Suite B
Sarasota, FL 34231
941-925-9689
www.childrenscharityfund.org/www.childs-wish.org
also known as: Children's Charity Fund

BBB Wise Giving Alliance CommentsBack To Top




Year, State Incorporated: 1991, Connecticut

Affiliates: None


Stated Purpose: "to provide aid to disabled and terminally ill children through public education, purchases of medical equipment, advocacy, referral services and granting wishes."



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Evaluation Conclusions

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A Child's Wish Association of America (ACWAA) does not meet the following 8 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 4 : Compensated Board Members - Not more than one or 10% (whichever is greater) directly or indirectly compensated person(s) serving as voting member(s) of the board. Compensated members shall not serve as the board's chair or treasurer.

ACWAA does not meet this Standard because two members (29%) of the seven-member board of directors are compensated either directly (the paid CEO) or indirectly (the spouse of the paid CEO). In addition, ACWAA does not meet this standad since the referenced spouse of the CEO serves as the chair of the board.
Standard 8 : Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.
Mr. Neville
 Jan 07th, 2008
If you answer the phone and no one is there, it's usually a computer dialer. The computer dials the numbers it is given and simply reports back a binary code for off the hook presence. Sometimes someone will call back in a few minutes. They're just trying to see if someones home so they can put a live operator on you. It's a time and money saving device.

When they do call back minutes later, tell them you don't appreciate their tactics by making you get up to answer a prank hangup call. Then be silent. If they continue to talk, just repeat the word "silent" over and over again, no matter what they say.

If 100 people did this, 100 more might hear about it. Like a virus it would spread and one night these little christian telemarketers might be in for a really weird night...

...as tens of thousands of Americans answered their calls with the chant for them to be "silent".


Mike: What's wrong?
Lucy: (Hangs up with her face turning strange) Oh my god. That's the 15th person tonight I've called and they all say the same thing over and over.
Mike: What...do they say...Lucy?
Lucy: Silent...silent...silent.
Mike: Whoa....
Robert Neville
 Jan 07th, 2008
This number showed up on our ID box-1-601-981-1220 ACWWA out of Jackson MS. The guy said he was calling the "Child Wish" wanted us to donate $20 I told no. I don't give money to something I don't anything about.
Cindy
 Dec 27th, 2007
Received calls from them for over a year,sometimes Shiloh is on the ID,mostly hang ups,I think they get paid per call,rarely speak to a person.I have spoken to a person and demanded to be removed from their list,it stops calls for about a month.My next step is BBB.
EV
 Nov 26th, 2007
Received a call from this number and person asked me if I wanted to continue to donate money for handicapped children like I have in the past. The person then said my name and mailing address.
wdmarsha
 Sep 12th, 2007
They called my house in Cullman, AL at 8:28 p.m. on 9/10/07. I was not at home and no message was left. The Caller ID showed SHILOH I MINISTRY.
Stan A.
 Sep 11th, 2007
They continue to call but I never answer the phone. My husband thinks its another man we know.
Dee Dee
 Sep 03rd, 2007
These people continue to call even tho I am national do not call list. Pests!
DS
 Jul 31st, 2007
Called @ 5:12pm on 6/14/07 and hung on the line for about 30 sec., then hung up.
A. Prince
 Jun 14th, 2007
Received a call from Shiloh I Ministries at approx 7pm today, had another call from them a week ago. Neither call was answered.
Mac
 Jun 12th, 2007
May 1st at 800 pm got caal from that number. caller ID showes ACWAA They hung up after 2 rings.
Les
 May 02nd, 2007
I received a call from them 4/30/07 6:23 pm answering machine picked up. No message left.
gabgal
 Apr 30th, 2007
I just got another call about 7:00p.m. Feb 18 2007 but didn't answer it this time. I answered it once before but no one was on the line. I am glad to know I am not the only one puzzled about this.
renee
 Feb 18th, 2007
If we know this much...

Reverse lookup shows multiple names: ACWAA, Shiloh International Ministries, Handicapped Children's Services. Address is 3524 Decatur Highway, Fultondale, AL 35068-1366
has anyone visited the address to find out what is going on, This is Strange and not very NORMAL for a real business.
Pam Mosley
 Feb 07th, 2007
Reverse lookup shows multiple names: ACWAA, Shiloh International Ministries, Handicapped Children's Services. Address is 3524 Decatur Highway, Fultondale, AL 35068-1366
GM
 Feb 05th, 2007
called at 7PM on 17 Jan 07
Phil T
 Jan 17th, 2007
hung up when I answered and I picked up on 2nd ring. what in the world are these folks up to?
WP
 Dec 19th, 2006
I received a call from this number on 12/18/06 at 6:55PM. Before I could answer the phone they hung up.
Sandra Vasko
 Dec 18th, 2006
Nobody was home when they called on 12/5/06 6;24 p.m.
RIP
 Dec 06th, 2006
The call was on ll/29/06 around 5pm. Caller ID was ACWAA with the number 205-608-1170. I answered and no one was there. Later after finding this web site I called the number and got a recording from Shiloh Ministries.
A. Peters
 Nov 29th, 2006
THEY CALLED ON 11-22-06 @ 6:05PM. CALLER I.D.SAID ACWAA. # 1-205-608-1170 WHEN I ANSWERED NO ONE WAS ON THE PHONE.
andrea
 Nov 22nd, 2006
called at 8:31PM on 11/16/06. caller ID said ACWAA. I did not answer and no message was left.
Mike
 Nov 16th, 2006
I received a call from this number on 10-15-06 at 8:50pm. I did not answer becuase I was not familier with the number and was on another call. I tried to call the number back but there was no answer. It went to a voicemail box for Rob Jackson, but stated the mailbox was full and would not allow me to leave a message. It appeared on caller ID as ACWAA, but I have no idea what that stands for.
Donna Johnston
 Oct 15th, 2006
They called at 5:28p.m. on 10/3/06.
Caller I.D. said "ACWAA".
S. Fayard
 Oct 05th, 2006

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