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  • 1. What is One Simple Wish and how does it work?

    One Simple Wish is an online platform that brings national awareness to the foster care system and empowers YOU to brighten the lives of thousands of children by granting their simple, special wishes. Our approach is simple. We work with over 700 social service agencies throughout the United States to collect simple wishes from kids in foster care, those that are aging out and other young people in under-served communities. We post those wishes right here for you to grant; creating awareness about each unique and personal story and giving you the chance to bring love, hope and joy to a child who really needs it.

  • 2. Who does One Simple Wish help?

    One Simple Wish grants wishes for foster children, children who have aged out of foster care and under-served children and families throughout the United States through a vast network of hundreds of Community Partner agencies in nearly every state.

  • 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 do I get One Simple Wish to support kids in my area? Can I open a chapter?

    Although we are based in NJ, One Simple Wish supports children throughout the US. The best way to bring One Simple Wish’s services to your area is to contact local foster care agencies, foster care and youth advocacy groups, group homes, Court Appointed Special Advocates or GALs or your local state or county child welfare department and encourage them to become a Community Partner. Once they are a partner, they can submit wishes on behalf of the children they serve and request that the One Simple Wish team visit your area!

  • 5. When I grant a wish, how much money goes directly to that wish?

    When you grant a wish at least 85% of that donation goes directly to the item or service. The other 15% covers shipping, tax (where applicable), program support and merchant fees.

  • 6. How can I make a wish for a foster child?

    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, please contact us.

    If you are an organization that would like to make a wish on behalf of a child or family in need, click here.

  • 7. Besides granting a wish, how can I support One Simple Wish?

    There are many ways to support One Simple Wish and we are all about creating meaningful opportunites to give back that address actual needs. Contact us anytime and we can find the perfect way for you or your group to help kids!

  • 8. Is my donation tax deductible? What is your EIN #?

    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.

  • 9. Can I donate something other than money or gifts?

    Yes and we are all about creating meaningful opportunites to give back that address actual needs. Contact us anytime and we can find the perfect way for you or your group to help kids!

  • 10. Can I grant more than one wish at a time?

    YES! As of April 17, 2015 you can grant multiple wishes at once. It’s simple – find a wish you want to grant, click “Grant this wish” and then you’ll see your Wish Cart. Click on “Browse to add more wishes” to continue adding to your cart until you’re ready to check out!

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