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Meet and Greet and Book Signing with Nia Vardalos
THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR A NEW DATE SOON!
Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square - Princeton, NJ
Kick off National Foster Care Awareness Month with One Simple Wish as we host a special book signing and cocktail reception with author, foster care adoption advocate and Oscar-nominated actress Nia Vardalos. Nia's new book Instant Mom tells the touching and candid story of her quest to become a mom and her discovery of the US Foster Care System.
Books available for purchase with proceeds benefiting One Simple Wish to help grant more wishes to kids in foster care.
Entrance is free but space is limited. RSVP via email email@example.com.
Hasbro and One Simple Wish Embark on the Miles of Smiles Wish Tour!
May 15 - May 25
One Simple Wish's crew will visit 7 cities in 6 states and deliver over 3,000 toys courtesy of Hasbro. At each stop, One Simple Wish will host hundreds of children in foster care and their families. Stay tuned for more info or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wish Shop (Prom Dresses!) Opens
Open every SATURDAY from 10am - 3pm in APRIL and MAY ONLY
228 Scotch Rd, Ewing, NJ(in the GlenRoc Shopping Plaza)
Free prom gowns for teens in need and just $10 to the general public.
The Real Money Experience
Sat, April 27 9am - 3pm Young people ages 16-23 who are in foster care, aging out or involved in the child welfare system are invited to this free, informative and interactive session on playing "The Real Money Experience" game which will teach valuable lessons on spending, saving and much more. Prizes include a Kindle Fire, $200 Barnes and Noble Gift Card and ChromeBook.
To register contact Cynthia at email@example.com.
Fourth Annual Dress Drive
Now - April 30
One Simple Wish is collecting gently worn, in-style prom gowns and cocktail dresses and costume jewelry to benefit Project Prom. For more information, click here or call 609-883-8484.
Dress Drive - Northern NJ
Now - April 5 (Mondays-Saturdays only)
10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
The Outlets at Bergen Town Center
Donate your gently worn prom gowns and cocktail dresses at Guest Services at The Outlets at Bergen Town Center to benefit One Simple Wish's Prom Project, which outfits hundreds of teens in need each year for prom.
For more info visit www.BergenTownCenter.com
Save The Date - One Simple Wish Opens in Colorado!
Saturday, April 13
Find out more about our work in Colorado here. Event details coming soon.
Prom Runway Show!
Saturday, April 5 - 1:00 PM
The Outlets at Bergen Town Center
Check out the latest prom fashions from Century 21 Department Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store and more.
Bring your gently worn cocktail dresses and prom gowns to benefit One Simple Wish's Project Prom which outfits hundreds of teens in need each year for prom.
For more info: http://www.bergentowncenter.com/events.aspx.
That First Night Pajama Drive
Now - February 28
When a child enters foster care it can be a very scary and confusing time. To help the children and the foster parents be more comfortable on 'that first night', One Simple Wish is collecting new pajamas in all sizes to distribute to caseworkers throughout NJ. To find out more, to organize a drive or to drop off items, click here.
Holiday Toy Drive!
Now - Dec 16
Help One Simple Wish fulfill over 500 holiday wishes this year to foster children and families in need. To drop off new toys or gift cards or to organize a drive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more ways to get involved, visit our Holiday Page.
Wish Garden Display at The Bank of Princeton - Lambertville, NJ
Now - Dec 15
10 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ
Come see our beautiful Wish Garden and help us grant more wishes to deserving children in foster care. Our display will be part of an incredible show featuring Bill Jersey, legendary filmmaker and artist, as well as a lobby showing by James Falciano.
For more information, please contact us.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Concert
Sunday, December 16 1:30pm-4pm
Princeton Center for Yoga and Health - Skillman, NJ
We invite you for an afternoon filled with music, excellent food, good company. Live Music by David Brahinsky & Friends. $15. All proceeds will go to One Simple Wish's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
To register click here.
One Simple Wish's 3rd Annual Holiday Party
Tues, Dec 18 6-8:30pm
Hollowbrook Community Center - Ewing, NJ
All children served by our Community Partners are welcome to join us for a night of great food, fund, crafts, music and more! Plus all kids get to take a walk in our Toy Wonderful and select their own gift!.
For more details or to RSVP, please contact us at email@example.com.
Wine and Cheese Reception
Fri, Nov 30, 5pm - 7pm
The Bank of Princeton
10 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ
Join us at a reception in the Gallery at The Bank of Princeton with Bill Jersey, legendary filmmaker and artist. For more information, please contact us.
Personal Care Drive for Foster Kids - The Ohana Project
Oct 1 - Nov 30
Help One Simple Wish ensure that every child entering, living in and aging out of foster care has 24/7 access to basic needs by donating new, unopened shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, toothpaste and more. For a full list of needs and drop off information, visit The Ohana Project or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A NIGHT OF 1000 WISHES
Friday, October 19 6:30pm
The Nassau Inn - Princeton, NJ
Join One Simple Wish for a memorable & inspirational evening honoring foster children and our incredible supporters who brighten lives every single day. Tickets include open bar all night, sit-down dinner, wonderful musical performances and silent auction. For tickets and more visit www.onesimplewish.org/1000.
School Supply & Personal Care Drive
August 1 - 31
One Simple Wish is launching The Ohana Project and needs to stock our shelves with school supplies, personal care items, baby supplies and more. Contact us at email@example.com for more info and drop off locations.
Princeton Yoga Benefits One Simple Wish
July 1 - August 31
88 Orchard Rd, Skillman, NJ
All Community Classes at Princeton Yoga will benefit One Simple Wish during the months of July and August. Community Classes provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to experience yoga. These classes make yoga classes available to those who are out of work or in the military and local teachers and students.
COMMUNITY CLASS SCHEDULE:
Mondays: 4:15-5:30 pm, Hatha Flow with Christa
Tuesdays: 4:15-5:30 pm, Hatha Flow with Katie
Wednesdays: 3:30-4:45 pm, Beginner/Basic Yoga with Lesley
Fridays: 4:15-5:30 pm, Hatha Flow with Kelly
Suggested donation is $8/class. For more info or to sign up click here.
Crabs for A Cause!
Thurs, July 26, 12pm - Close
Joe's Crab Shack - 3191 US Highway 1, Lawrenceville, NJ
Join the One Simple Wish crew for a delicious day of fun and giving back at Joe's Crab Shack! 10% of all meal purchases all day on July 26 will help One Simple Wish grant more wishes to foster kids & vulnerable families.
Business After Business Hosted by One Simple Wish at Triumph Brewing Company
Thurs, June 14 5-7PM
Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau St - Princeton, NJ
Gather with some of the Princeton Region's business leaders at the state's first brewpub -- Triumph Brewing Company in downtown Princeton, with hosts One Simple Wish -- an inspirational local non profit that focuses on empowering foster children. Mingle over one of Triumph's seven freshly in-house brewed beers and American grub like pork belly sliders and salmon tacos while catching up with Members. One Simple Wish recently returned from a "303030" tour, where they grated foster children's wishes across the county. Let's welcome them home! You can also enter to win a private tour & tasting for ten with the head brewer!
To register click here.
30 Wishes. 30 Cities. 30 Days. 4000 Mile Wish Granting Tour!
May 1 - 31
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and on May 1, One Simple Wish will embark on an exciting and important journey traveling to 30 cities to grant 30 wishes in 30 days. We're taking an RV across the US to highlight some amazing programs and amazing kids associated with the foster care system. Our goal is to raise awareness and action and provide simple, meaningful ways to help in as many places as we can! Follow our journey with stories, photos, videos and more at www.303030.org.
One Simple Send Off Party!
The Firkin Tavern, 1400 Parkway Ave, Ewing, NJ
Monday, April 30
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Free food, drink specials, prizes, family friendly! Open to the public.Guided tours of our RV.
Join One Simple Wish and the incredible crew as we say farewell and head off in our RV to travel over 4000 miles granting wishes to foster children throughout the United States for our 30 Wishes 30 Cities 30 Days tour!
Prom Dress & Jewelry Drive
Mar 1 - Apr 30
Gently worn prom gowns and cocktail dresses (in style, please) as well as costume jewelry can be dropped off at our office Tues-Thurs 11am - 4pm. Please call to arrange a drop off and obtain our office address. 609.883.8484.
You're Invited to A Day of Style & Sunshine
Presented by One Simple Wish & Great Looks 4 Less Hair Salon
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Wish Shop, 360 South Broad St, Trenton, NJ
Join One Simple Wish and the incredible stylists from Great Looks 4 Less of Lawrenceville for a day of makeovers, style consultations, delicious treats, music, prizes and more! Free to attend. All interested attendees must RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed, April 18.
The Wish Shop is Open! Free & $10-$20 Prom Gowns
Open Wed and Thurs 2pm - 7pm and Sat and Sun 10am - 2pm, CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 8.
360 South Broad St, Trenton, NJ
April 4 - April 28 ONLY
Shop One Simple Wish's amazing collection of gently worn and brand new prom gowns, cocktail dresses, shoes, costume jewelry and much more! Dresses range from $10-$20 to the general public and free with a voucher from our Community Partners.
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Thurs, April 19: Salt Creek Grille - Princeton, NJ
Thurs, April 26: Triumph Brewing Company - Princeton, NJ
Join One Simple Wish for drink specials, prizes, exciting raffle items and lots more at our Wishful Drinking series this March and April. We're turning a night out into wishes come true! All proceeds benefit our 30 Wishes 30 Cities 30 Days tour. For more about our 4000 mile journey to support foster kids check out www.303030.org.
One Simple Wish Holiday Drive
Now - Dec 20
Donate new toys, games and gift cards and help us grant over 500 wishes to foster families and those in need this holiday season. For drop off locations or to organize a drive, please contact Morgan at email@example.com.
One Simple Wish Holiday Open House
DeRosa Office Suites
354 South Broad St, Trenton, NJ
Thurs, Dec 8
Join us for an evening of wine, food & fun as we showcase the wonderful work we're doing in the community. Stop by and find out more about how we can help your organization or how you can get involved. Free to attend. Space is limited so please RSVP by December 6th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster Family Thanksgiving Meal Drive
Now - November 17
Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-5pm
One Simple Wish is collecting canned goods and other non-perishables as well as $10 and $20 Shoprite Gift Cards for our annual Foster Family Thanksgiving Meal Drive. You may drop off items Tues, Wed and Thurs from 10am-5pm at 354 South Broad St, Trenton, NJ. For questions, please call us at 609.883.8484 or email us at email@example.com. For more information, click here.
Mercer County Young Lawyers Association Beefsteak Dinner
Wed, Nov 9 6pm - 9pm
Firkin Tavern, Ewing, NJ
$50 to One Simple Wish supporters include all-you-can-eat beefsteak, veggies and 3 drink tickets. All proceeds benefit One Simple Wish - MCYLA's charity fo the year! Contact us for details.
Community Fest at The College of NJ
Sat, Oct 29 10am-5pm
Join One Simple Wish for Ewing Township's Community Fest filled with vendors, food, games and much more! To volunteer, visit our Meetup page.
3rd Annual Mercer County Family Fun & Safety Day
Sun, Oct 16 12pm - 3pm
Mercer County Park and Marina
Admission is FREE. Learn how to stay safe & meet local firefighters, Police Officers, K-9 units, County Officials and EMTs. There will also be food, games, pony rides, face painting, demonstrations and a DJ all day long. To volunteer, visit our Meetup page.
Insurance Women of Mercer County Annual Lunchean
One Simple Wish Executive Director will be speaking at this wonderful event.
Celebrate with us at A Night of 1000 Wishes
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Trenton War Memorial, Trenton, NJ
Join One Simple Wish for our first annual awards and performance dinner as we honor foster kids and celebrate our supporters. Click here for tickets and more info.
Prom Dresses - $10 (Free to clients of our Community Partners)
Each year March - June ONLY
One Simple Wish collects hundreds of gorgeous, gently worn and new prom dresses each Spring and sells them for just $10! Dresses are also free to any clients of our Community Partners. (Partners should visit the partner page or contact us for more details.)
Bowl for Wishes!
Thurs, May 5 6pm
Hamilton Lanes, Hamilton, NJ
Join the Mercer County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Committee for an evening of food, fun and prizes! For tickets or more info, click here.
Professional Mentor Recruitment
Now - Mar 31
One Simple Wish is looking for professional mentors in Mercer County, NJ from a variety of industries to support our Wish To Work Program, designed to assist children aging out of foster care with preparing for and securing professional employment. Mentors must commit to participating in the program for six months and offer at least 20 hours of mentorship in that time. Interested individuals should contact Jillian Hennessey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Recruitment Fair
Monday, Jan 17 10AM - 2PM
Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church, 2688 Main St, Lawrenceville, NJ
Come find out more about One Simple Wish's volunteer opportunities! You can also find out more online at our volunteer meetup group, www.meetup.com/oswvolunteers.
BIG Baby Sale! Everything under $5!
Sat, Feb 12 and Sun, Feb 13 11AM - 4PM
The Wish Shop, 183 Scotch Rd, Ewing, NJ
New & Gently Used strollers, toys, games, car seats, swings, clothing, shoes and MORE. All under $5. All proceeds help One Simple Wish continue granting simple wishes to children and families in need!
Men's Suit and Dress Clothes Drive
Now - Dec 31
The Wish Shop isn't just for ladies! One Simple Wish is collecting GENTLY worn, in-style suits, dress shirts, men's dress shoes and ties to help outfit at-risk youth and teens in need for interviews, job training, networking events and employment. Donations can be made at The Wish Shop during regular business hours: Wed: 12-6, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 12-6 and Sat: 10-4.
Holiday Gift Drive
Now - Dec 20
Help us fulfill the wishes of hundreds of children and families in need.
We're collecting the following items:
Used Electronics: iPods, Televisions, Computers, Laptops, Netbooks and Digital Cameras
Partially-used or New Gift Cards
Personal Care Items: Specialty Bath and Body Products, Hair Care Products, etc
Wearing Hats, Sipping Tea & Granting Wishes
Saturday, Dec 18 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us at the Mercer County Boathouse/Marina (334 South Post Road, West Windsor, NJ) located in Mercer County Park for a BIG hat tea gathering to benefit One Simple Wish. $30 donation, per person. Vendors, door prizes will saturate the event for the afternoon, in addition to a mini fashion show hosted by several young ladies (ages 15-18), who have benefited from wishes granted through One Simple Wish. Poetry reading and a speaker will inform each of us on the importance of reaching out and giving back to OUR youth.
Ladies, hats are required for this event. Men are invited as well!
Thanksgiving Meal Drive
Now - Nov 22
One Simple Wish is collecting canned goods, boxed items, turkeys, sides, desserts and more to help feed over 100 families this Thanksgiving. Donations can be made at The Wish Shop during regular business hours: Wed: 12-6, Thurs: 12-8, Fri: 12-6 and Sat: 10-4.
Free Photos with Santa: All pets & children welcome!
Saturday, Nov 13 & Nov 20
12PM - 3PM
Get a jumpstart on those holiday cards. Bring the kids, bring your pets, bring yourself! Free photos with Santa in The Wish Shop! Includes cookies, candy, crafts and holiday music!
Tastefully Simple for One Simple Wish
Friday, Nov 19 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Yummy food, delicious wine, great food and live music! Free to attend. All purchases will benefit One Simple Wish.
To RSVP contact us at email@example.com.
$1 Estate Sale to Benefit One Simple Wish
14 Edison St, Bayville, NJ
Sat, Oct 23 and Sun, Oct 24, 9AM - 2PM
All items are just $1*! Household accessories, small appliances, baby clothes and shoes, outdoor furniture and much, much more! 100% of the proceeds benefit One Simple Wish.
$1 sale excludes large furnishings and light fixtures.
Give $10 and JustGive Will Match It!
Oct 10 - 20
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, JustGive will match $10 for every $10 donation to One Simple Wish for 10 days. (1 match per donor).
To give, go to www.justgive.org/10years and enter One Simple Wish in the Search box.
One Simple Wish Seeks New Board Members!
Tues, Oct 19, 7:30AM - 9:00AM (includes breakfast)
Thurs, Oct 21, 6:00PM - 7:30PM (includes apps and cocktails)
One Simple Wish is holding two information sessions to recruit new Board members. If interested, please send an email with your full name, occupation and the session you wish to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WelcomeFest - Free Food, Fun & More at Scotch Road Plaza
Saturday, August 28
1pm - 4pm
Scotch Road Plaza, 180-190 Scotch Rd, Ewing, NJ
Join One Simple Wish and Lovin Cookies for our official Grand Openings.
Dance performances by Glen Roc dance studio, karate demonstrations, free cookies and ice cream, free T-shirts, face painting, Papa John's pizza and much, much more!
One Simple Wish's Week-Long Wish-A-Thon!
183 Scotch Rd - Ewing, NJ
Monday, 7/19, 6 - 8pm
Free Maggie Moos Ice Cream
Sponsored by Tusay and Tusay, Inc
Wednesday, 7/21, 6 - 9pm
Mexican Fiesta with free tacos from Mariachi Mexican Grill & Virgin Margaritas
Sponsored by Credit Union of NJ
Thursday, 7/22, 6 - 8pm
Free Rita’s Water Ice
Face Painting & Balloon Animals
Sponsored by BlackRock
Friday, 7/23, 6 - 9pm
Free Cookies from Lovin Cookies
Open mic night featuring poetry, music & comedy
Sponsored by Stewart Business Systems
Saturday, 7/24, 10am - 1pm
Free Coffee & Donuts
Make Your Own Wish Necklace
Sponsored by Pic Pocket and Dave Navazio and Family
Meet NY Times Best Selling Author of Stuff White People Like, Christian Lander
Sunday, June 27 3-6pm
Triumph Brewing Company - Princeton, NJ
Come have a drink with NY Times best selling author and star blogger Christian Lander as he discusses his book Stuff White People Like spun from the blog by the same name. Prizes from Hamilton Jewelers, Philadelphia Eagles, The Nassau Inn and many, many more! All proceeds benefit One Simple Wish.
Introducing Lissie's Art Spark - Free Wine. Food. Live Jazz. Art!
Tues, Mar 2 - 5:30-8:30pm
ArtWorks - Trenton, NJ
Join One Simple Wish as we celebrate the launch of Lissie's Art Spark, created in partnership with ArtWorks and Boys & Girls Club, which will offer free art classes to Trenton kids ages 9-11. Wine, food and live jazz by Darla Rich Band.
*This event is free and open to the public. If you have purchased tickets, please contact us so that we can arrange for a reimbursement if needed.
Toy Truck and Doll Drive
Sat, Dec 12 and Sun, Dec 13 9am-1pm
West Trenton Fire Company - 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, NJ
Join One Simple Wish for complimentary refreshments when you bring an unwrapped toy truck or doll to the West Trenton Fire Company. Toys collected at the event will benefit foster children, at-risk youth and impoverished families in NJ served by One Simple Wish
An Evening of Art & Music in Honor of Lissie
Sun, Nov 1 - 4-7pm
800 Alexander Rd - Princeton, NJ
Support Lissie's Wish, a memorial wish fund created in honor of Aliscia "Lissie" Renae Ball. Lissie's Wish grants wishes that enable all children to experience the love and connection with art and animals. Join One Simple Wish for an intimate afternoon affair including a live piano concert by Julianne Markavitch and a wine and cheese reception.
TCNJ Concert Featuring Terra Naomi
Mon, Nov 2 7pm
The RAT, Brower Student Center at The College of NJ - Trenton, NJ
Support One Simple Wish at this private concert featuring Terra Naomi.
Run/Walk for Wishes - Cedarbrook 5k
Thurs, Oct 8 - 3-6pm
Cedarbrook Corporate Office Park - Cranbury, NJ
Support One Simple Wish by walking or running for wishes at our first 5k!
A Firkin Fundraiser for One Simple Wish
Thurs, Sept 24 - 5:30-8pm
The Firkin Tavern - Ewing, NJ
Support One Simple Wish by joining us for drinks, games and good times. Bracelets are $20 and include 3 drinks and all-u-can eat bar apps!
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Great Adventure Trip
Sun, Sept 27 - 10am-5pm
Great Adventure - Jackson, NJ
One Simple Wish will take over 125 Trenton High School students to Great Adventure for a day of fun. The trip is in celebration of their participation in Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentoring program aimed at partnering students to help keep them out of trouble and in school. After one full year, all partnerships remain in tact and none of the children have dropped out of school!
One Simple Wish Community Canvas!
Friday, Sept 11 - 9am-5pm
Mercer County, NJ
One Simple Wish needs energetic volunteers to help canvas the Mercer County area with flyers about our organization on Service Day, Friday, September 11.The event will begin at our Ewing office where volunteers will be given a T-shirt to wear and flyers to distribute to local businesses and residences as allowed. Snacks and refreshments will be available at our office throughout the day for volunteers to enjoy.
One Simple Celebration
What: Join us at Spigola Restaurant for a complimentary cocktail party and help us celebrate approval of our 501(c)(3) status and the next chapter in our mission to grant wishes to kids and families in need.
When: May 21, 2009 5:30-8pm
Where: Spigola Restaurant, 3817 Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Rd, Hamilton, NJ
Making wishes come true is a blast! Check out photos from our events.