Who We Help
Since 2008 One Simple Wish has brightened the lives of over 20,000 children.
With more than 350 Community Partners in over 35 states, we continue to work collaboratively to enhance the great work of organizations supporting foster kids and vulnerable families. We believe in the power of working together to make a bigger difference.
Over 1,000 Wishes Granted Each Year
250+ Free Prom Gowns and Accessories Distributed Annually
Thousands of Toys and Free Personal Care Items Available Every Day
Facts About Foster Care
Most of the wishes granted by One Simple Wish are made by foster children through the social service agencies that support them. Foster children are America's invisible children. They need our voice and here are some facts to explain why:
Over 500,000 children live in the foster care system each year. Foster care often includes multiple home and institution placements, sometimes within the same year or even month.
Nearly 58% of children in foster care are children of color.
Over 20,000 children age out of foster care every year with little to no support. Imagine turning 18 and having no family, no siblings, no relatives and no mentors to turn to.
Children who age out of foster care are several times more likely to end up homeless, addicted to drugs or incarcerated. It is estimated that more than 250,000 prisoners in the US were once foster children.
The average child in foster care remains in the system for more than 2 years, living away from their families, friends and familiar environments.
Wishes We've Granted
One Simple Wish is proud to have granted thousands of wishes since 2008. Granting a wish is more than just giving stuff. Granting a wish shows a child there is love, hope and support for every one of them.
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Our Community Partner Network
One Simple Wish grants wishes for foster children, at-risk youth and impoverished families through our network of Community Partners such as social service agencies, group homes, churches, schools and other organizations that support children and families in need throughout the United States.
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