Mission: Angelwish was created to help busy people grant the holiday and birthday wishes of children living with chronic illnesses. In 2010, after 10 years of focusing on HIV/AIDS, Angelwish expanded its mission to include children living with chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and kidney disease. Angelwish achieves its mission by ensuring that 100% of individual donations are used for program services and that those funds are extended, where possible, to incorporate an educational component giving young people a hands on lesson in philanthropy.
By utilizing the Internet, Angelwish has developed a unique approach to community service. By performing on-line "digital philanthropy" donors are able to assist the large number of local area children living with HIV/AIDS in a convenient and rewarding manner.
Angelwish also plans to organize various external events in a move to involve a great number of individuals from the corporate sector.
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
Programs: Angelwish organized physical and online toy drives collecting and distributing over 16,000 gifts to children living with chronic illnesses under the care of over 85 care centers in the united states. This effort also engages over 600 individuals to become engaged in giving back. Angelwish continued to grow the students give back program, teaching 3rd graders about the importance of charity and philanthropy through financial literacy.
As a donor, you look for a non-profit with a mission that you are passionate about and a business model that maximizes every dollar. Whether measuring Angelwish on scope (all children with chronic illness), scale (working with over 125 care centers on 6 continents) or efficiency (less than a handful of employees), you would be hard pressed to find a better alternative. Angelwish truly stands out by maximizing every single dollar donated while simultaneously providing the best experience for all parties involved!
I've been a part of this organization since it was started and its been an amazing thing to see it grow and survive through periods where most for profit businesses have had to close shop. Angelwish has taken a business approach to identifying problems and creating solutions that are long term and in everyone's benefit.