About One Simple Wish

One Simple Wish uses technology to bring awareness to the foster care system and brightens the lives of thousands of children by connecting them to people who care. In 2006, Danielle Gletow & her husband Joe became foster parents and it changed their lives forever. Their journey into foster care began when an 18 month-old little boy nervously entered their home wearing a coat two sizes too big after being removed abruptly from his abusive home. Over the next two years they learned so much more about the children living in the foster care system, the resources they were going without, the lack of awareness in the general public and the support these children desperately needed and deserved. They knew they had to do more for children in foster care and vowed to commit their lives to doing it. Now, One Simple Wish helps over 20,000 kids every year.

Foster Care Information

Each year more than 400,000 children are impacted by the foster care system in the United States. Of those children, more than 20,000 will age out without a permanent family meaning they will not be adopted and will not be reunified with their biological family. One Simple Wish aims to not only raise awareness for these vulnerable children but to empower caring people to make a direct difference in their lives. Read more here.

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News and Events

One Simple Wish Founder Danielle Gletow Named 2013 CNN Hero

Danielle Gletow was honored as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2013. The yearlong campaign recognizes everyday people changing the world. Read More >

OSW on NBC Nightly News

NBC's Anne Thompson profiled One Simple Wish, an organization that's making a difference by granting wishes to foster children. Read More >

For Foster Kids, ‘One Simple Wish’ Makes Big Impact

One Simple Wish brings happiness into the lives of thousands of children who are in foster care. Last year, generous 'Nightly News' viewers donated more than $200,000. NBC's Anne Thompson reports Read More >

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