The Ohana Project

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?

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
  • Body wash
  • Body lotion
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes (all ages)
  • Deodorant
  • Hair care products
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Washcloths/loofahs
  • Baby supplies; diapers, wipes, onesies,
    pacifiers, teething rings, baby powder

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.

Request Items

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.