Rating: 4.97 stars 33 reviews
Issues: Health, Human Services, Philanthropy
Location: 48 Arthur Dr Rutherford NJ 07070 USA
Results: Over 130,000 wishes valued at over $2.8M have been distributed.
Target demographics: Families living near or under the poverty line that are dealing with chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, hiv/aids.
Geographic areas served: International
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2 people found this review helpful
My child's class participated in a worthwhile 'giving spree' this year, alongside Angelwish, where the kids chose specific gifts for sick children at a local toy store. As a class chaperone that morning, I learned about the many wonderful elements to this inspiring non-profit. Whilst the children learned about philanthropy and budgeting, they also spent a meaningful and memorable morning,... giving back.
1 person found this review helpful
I am a public school teacher in NYC and I have had the pleasure of working with Angelwish for the past few years. My students have gone on giving sprees and purchased gifts for children served by Angelwish. What has been the most incredible and surprising outcome of our work with Angelwish is the increase in my students' own self esteem and empathy. They very much realized they were creating holidays for children who otherwise wouldn't have received anything from their parents. I knew my students would enjoy picking out presents on the day of each giving spree, but I didn't anticipate that there would be an internal change triggered in my students that would last forever. I'm eternally grateful to Angelwish-- a truly unique organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My own appreciation for giving and helping out in my community, as well as seeing the change young people are capable of.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Give it more publicity.