Ohana: Part of Hawaiian culture, Ohana means family in an extended sense of the term, including blood-related, adoptive or intentional. It emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another.
One Simple Wish has been brightening the lives of thousands of foster children every year since 2008 and is proud to announce The Ohana Project - an extension of our services designed to help children who are removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect experience a smoother transition into temporary foster care. Each year nearly 5,000 children enter the foster care system in NJ. Our goal is to provide 24/7 access to baby supplies, personal care items, birthday gifts and basic needs to children in foster care and that have aged out of foster care in the state of NJ.
Give to The Ohana Project
How does your money help?
$5 purchases shampoo, conditioner and body wash
$10 purchases a package of baby onesies and pacifiers
$30 purchase a full personal care kit for a child 12-18
$40 purchases a full care kit for an infant
You may give in any amount and 100% of the funds will be applied to The Ohana Project.
Note: You do not need a PayPal account to give online. Simply select the option at the bottom left of the donation page that says Don't have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account.
We always need the following items:
Shampoo and conditioner
toothpaste and toothbrushes (all ages)
baby supplies; diapers, wipes, onesies, pacifiers, teething rings, baby powder
hair care products
feminine hygiene products
Organize a Care Drive
If you are interested in holding a drive at your business, church, school, home or other location, please contact us to find out how we can support your efforts.
If you are a caseworker with the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formally the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services), please contact us to find out how to request items.