The Gletows journey into foster care began when an 18 month-old little boy nervously entered their home wearing a coat two sizes too big after being removed abruptly from his abusive home. Over the next two years they learned so much more about the children living in the foster care system, the resources they were going without, the lack of awareness in the general public and the support these children desperately needed and deserved. They knew they had to do more for children in foster care and vowed to commit their lives to doing it.
One Simple Wish was born in 2008 to empower everyone to brighten the lives of children in foster care in simple, yet meaningful ways. All children deserve happy childhoods. One Simple Wish creates them.
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Here you can browse through hundreds of wishes posted on behalf of foster children and at-risk youth all over the United States and find one that speaks to your heart and your budget. From school supplies to toys to sporting equipment and lots more, each wish is as unique as the child who makes it. All wishes are under $500 with most ranging from $10–$100.
You can join One Simple Wish in brightening the life of a child who needs to believe in love and hope again.
Danielle Gletow has been a passionate advocate for children’s rights for nearly two decades. Danielle is the Founder & Executive Director of One Simple Wish, an organization empowers everyone to make a direct and meaningful difference in the lives of foster children and at-risk youth one simple wish at a time.
Danielle has appeared on numerous television and radio shows including CNN, NBC Nightly News, The Real, The Katie Couric Show and The Nate Berkus Show and has been featured in many print publications including The Star Ledger, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and Woman’s World, among others. In October 2013, Danielle was chosen as a Top 10 CNN Hero, among tens of thousands of nominees worldwide.
Danielle is a blogger for The Huffington Post and frequently speaks at schools, universities and businesses sharing her journey into the world of foster care and her bold move of leaving a lucrative career in marketing to follow her passion.
Danielle currently resides in Central NJ with her husband, Joe, their two amazing daughters, Mia and Lily, and their two beloved dogs Duncan and Alice.
To invite Danielle to speak at your event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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