One Simple Wish was founded in 2008 by Danielle Gletow, a foster & adoptive parent who wanted to empower more people to support children who’ve been victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment in very simple yet meaningful ways.
Here on our website 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.
In 2006, Danielle and her husband, Joe, became foster adoptive parents in NJ and since then their lives changed forever. Danielle and Joe fell in love with the children they met in the foster care system and vowed to create a way for more people to support children who’ve been victims of abuse and neglect in the US. Believing that these children deserved their voices, Danielle and Joe invested their own money in creating One Simple Wish in 2008 and have since become passionate advocates for children in foster care and those that have been impacted by the system. In March 2013, Danielle was named a CNN Hero for her work supporting kids in foster care. Danielle is a frequent presenter at events throughout the country focusing on foster care, children’s rights and social innovation. Danielle and Joe reside in Ewing, NJ with their two daughters Mia and Lily and their beloved bulldog, Duncan.
To invite Danielle to speak at your event, please contact Julie Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love One Simple Wish because… ANYONE, anywhere, anytime can show their love and support for children across the US one wish at a time.
Community Relations Manager
I love One Simple Wish because… every child needs to know that their joy, future and well-being are not just worth talking about, but worth DOING something about.
Program Manager, Wish To Work
‘I love One Simple Wish because… whether your role is donor, recipient, volunteer or facilitator, you know that you are making someone’s day better.’
I love One Simple Wish because…it gives the opportunity for anyone to help children in need.
President, Board of Directors
Vice President, Board of Directors
Julie Davidson Meyers