Giving Back

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In addition to his various entrepreneurial pursuits, Belal El-Atari really find fulfillment in giving back to the community.

Since 2014, Belal El-Atari has been a Wish-Granting Volunteer for Make-a-wish. In this role, he enjoys not only making someone’s day, but also forming a relationship.

“It’s great to connect with the family and the wish kid. Just seeing the effects of what our great organization has is just amazing.”

After each interview with wish families, Belal always leaves with a renewed perspective on life.

“How can I complain about anything going on? It really minimizes the small problems we encounter on a daily basis. I really feed off of these strength and courage of these kids.”

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In addition to working as a Wish-Granting Volunteer for Make-a-Wish, Belal also works to supply Make-a-Wish with traininig donations and a happy hour location at the Buffalo Wing Factory.

If Belal were to receive one wish, it would be to pilot a Boeing 747 for a day.


If you’re interested in joining the Wish-Granting Volunteer program or have questions about the process, you can get in contact with the Make-A-Wish program through the below.

Make-A-Wish MidAlantic

(301) 962-WISH (9474)

Make-A-Wish America

(602) 279-WISH