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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Gift Distribution

Mission: One Simple Wish aims to brighten the lives of those in need by empowering anyone to grant a simple wish to a foster child or vulnerable family.

Results: Over 1500 wishes granted and over 2400 families and children served!

Target demographics: Foster children, children who have aged out of foster care, homeless and impoverished families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2400

Geographic areas served: USA

Programs: Wish Granting Wish To Work Project Prom Thanksgiving Meal Kits Photos with Santa

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Former staff

Rating: 5

I work at Carolyn Stokes Preschool and OSW has been so good to our families and we are so thankful of them. From clothing down to toys and books are parents has been thankful and so happy that we are able to use OSW as one of our resourceful.

Kelly_RI

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is amazing! So many of the kids I work with in foster care have truly been treated with so much care, kindness and generosity by OSW and the amazing wish granters. Danielle and her team work tiredlessly to connect wish granters all over the country to these children. So often people wish they could do something to make a difference and OSW has taught us that it's simple to make a difference in the life of a child. I have had the honor of delivering many of these granted wishes. To see a teen burst into tears because someone out there bought them the jacket they really, really wanted is beyond words. To see a child who is struggling with grief use their wish for art supplies to cope and express their emotions through art work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you One Simple Wish!

Board Member

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is solely responsible for educating me on the needs of foster children in the US. They inspired me to get involved and make a difference and it's been an extremely rewarding experience. OSW has bettered the lives of so many children already, but their work is done. The mission is bigger and OSW is poised to grow and do even more.

2 ronWK

Donor

Rating: 5

I so much enjoy being a part of One Simple wish as many wishes of Foster Children can mean so much to them. Some wishes can help a student complete homework on their very own computer instead of being out late at night at the library or falling behind in their school work. I am touched by so many simple wishes that most of us take for granted. The need of clothes for school or a first job can be life changing. One Simple Wish makes sure the youth get their wish quickly and the staff are so nice to work with. Often Foster Kids leave their prior residence with little more than the clothes they are wearing. These kids need to know that someone cares about them enough to grant their wish. I have so much fun granting special wishes for some very deserving youth.

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Donor

Rating: 5

One Simple wish is one of the very best nonprofits that I have encountered and have had the honor to support. It is so overwhelming to be able to grant a wish of a child who needs something to make their life better. Many of the wishes help to get a child on the right path and help them make a better future for themselves by assisting in their goal of attending college. For the younger children, they just need a wish granted to help them have fun. All of the children no matter the age, simply want to know that someone cares and they are not forgotten. The staff is always available to answer questions; they are an awesome group of people. For a long time I have wanted to be involved in the lives of children and I find that One Simple Wish was exactly what I was looking for. I often recommend this nonprofit to others.

Shana4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are so many wonderful things to say about One Simple Wish and its founder Danielle Gletow that it is difficult to know where to begin. Their mission is much more than to just grant wishes to kids in foster care system, they want to show these kids how important they are despite this tough sitution. The awareness OSW brings to the children in the foster care system is absolutely invaluable to our community. Danielle, founder of OSW, is one of the most compassionate and positive souls that I have ever met and her passion to help children cannot be matched. My husband and I have made one small donation to OSW in the past and found their website easy to read and navigate. I recently read through the updates they provide on Facebook that you can now text in donations making it even easier. All of future donations will be made to OSW and I would highly recommend choosing this foundation to all of my family, friends, and/or anyone who wants to help children in what may be for some the most difficult time in their precious lives. Thank you so much to OSW for all that you do both here and all across the United States. Charities like this one are a true blessing to the world!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful time at the Halloween party. It was great to see how much fun the kids had picking out costumes and playing games. Just seeing the smiles on their faces makes it all worth while.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children in my foster home have received items that are theirs forever. One child recently came into my home with very little. One Simple Wish provided bedding that she chose and loves. It took a bit of the burden off of me and made her feel very special.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following them and helping them when I can.

Cathy105

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish helped Child Advocates San Antonio raise 800.00 for a teen's braces. She was being bullied @ school for the way her teeth looked. We tried to get the braces approved through Medicaid, & several other resources for 2 years! But with the help of social media & One Simple Wish, the gift of braces were finally a reality for Gloria!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I first became interested in this organization right before they were honored as a CNN hero last year. The people running the show are committed to letting children in the foster care system know that they are not alone, that there are people who care about them and their families, no matter what their circumstances. They show this with dedication to their jobs, and in how they run their lives after work.