Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is One Simple Wish?
One Simple Wish enables caring people to make a small miracle happen for deserving kids and families in need by allowing them to search their wishes posted on our website. Potential donors can search the website by type of wish, value and age of recipient, among other factors. Granting them is simple as well - funds are sent directly to One Simple Wish for fulfillment. To protect the privacy of our recipients, the wishes are made through established non-profits. The website officially launched in December 2008.
Read more about How it Works.
2. Who does One Simple Wish help?
One Simple Wish grants wishes for foster children, children who have aged out of foster care and vulnerable children and families throughout the United States.
Read more about Who We Help.
3. Where is One Simple Wish located? Do you serve just NJ?
One Simple Wish's main office is located in NJ, however we serve children and families throughout the United States.
4. How can I make a wish?
If you are a family or child in need and would like to submit a wish to One Simple Wish, please contact your caseworker or social service agency representative for more information.
If you are a member of a church or part of another community-based program that does not appear on this list, please contact us.
If you are an organization that would like to make a wish on behalf of a child or family in need, please see “How to Become Part of our Community Partner Network”
5. How can I support One Simple Wish?
There are many ways to support One Simple Wish. Please visit Support Us to find out more.
6. Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, One Simple Wish is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. EIN #26-3128590. All donations are tax deductible. We will provide you with a donation receipt for tax purposes for all donations over $250 as required by law. If you do not receive a receipt for your donation over $250 within 60 days, please contact us. If you donate online please use the automated donation receipt you receive for tax purposes.
7. Can I donate something other than money or gifts?
Yes! One Simple Wish encourages donors to consider sharing a unique or interesting experience with a child or family in need. For example: showing a child what its like to be a policeman, fireman or photographer for a day. The idea is to be creative - no idea is too silly or too small! Please contact us with your ideas!
8. Can I start a One Simple Wish chapter in my area?
One Simple Wish is not currently opening any new offices at this time. Our program serves children throughout the United States through our offices in NJ and CO.