One Simple Wish was created with the mission of brightening the lives of foster children and vulnerable families. Our Wish Granting program serves thousands of foster children and vulnerable families each year and now we're offering more ways for people to connect.
About Our Programs
As our core program, Wish Granting allows you to directly impact the life of a child in need by granting them one simple wish. Here on our website, you can browse through hundreds of wishes posted on behalf of foster children, at-risk youth and vulnerable families.
Wishes are submitted to One Simple Wish through our network of Community Partners - social service agencies and other nonprofits throughout the United States that serve foster children and at-risk individuals and families.
For more about how to grant a wish, click here.
The Ohana Project
The Ohana Project is 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. For more click here.
Wish To Work
Many of the children served by One Simple Wish have aged out of the foster care system. This means they have reached the age of 18 (or up to 21 in some states) and were not reunited with their biological families or adopted. Children who age out of foster care face grim futures, being much more likely become teen parents, to experience homelessness, or to end up in prison or addicted to drugs.
Wish To Work offers foster children ages 16+ an opportunity to prepare for and obtain professional jobs that can aid them in becoming self-sustaining, successful adults. Wish To Work offers a series of networking events, seminars, lectures and training led by local business professionals that focus on giving these young people the tools necessary to find and secure jobs or internships in a variety of industries.
To make a referral to Wish to Work or to find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For full program information, click here.
Over 500 new and gently worn dresses, shoes and handbags are collected and distributed at no cost to young women in our programs each year. For more about donating or benefiting from this program, click here.
One Simple Wish - Colorado
In January 2013, One Simple Wish opened an office near Denver, Colorado. For more information on programs and services provided through this location, please click here.
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