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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Health, Human Services, Pediatrics, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

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.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been lucky enough to play in a Wiffle Ball Tournament with Angelwish and had a great time.. We are getting involved with some of the other great work that Shimmy is driving. We look forward to the holiday season where we can really see the benefits of Angelwish and get some help to kids in need.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

The Angelwish Foundation is an excellent organization and a true meaningful charity. This organization is dedicated to helping children and the communities which is truly an inspiration for us all. I attended the Wiffleball tournament a couple of years in a row and me and my colleagues had a tremendous fun time throughout those days. I am thankful that there are foundations that receive donations to help children. We look forward to upcoming events and hopeful to raise a ton of money for this charity!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've supported Angelwish over the past decade because it is truly an incredible charity. It has been wonderful to be able to give to an organization where i have a connection and know that it is having a significant impact, especially when the impact is local.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Angelwish is such an amazing charity. I recently completed a triathlon and while I was training, I was looking for a charity to raise funds for. When I came across Angelwish I thought this was the charity I wanted to help, but it was only after I was able to speak with the founder that I knew it was the one. Great people and a great cause!

1 Elizabeth G.

Donor

Rating: 5

Angelwish is such a great charity. In today's fast paced world, you are able to impact the life of a sick child with just a click of a computer mouse. It makes it possible for even the busiest donor, to get involved by granting a wish. Having the wishes online according to hospital/organization, you as the donor are able to bring a smile to a child, who needs it most, by never having to leave your home or office. I commend Anglewish for their vision and insight to key into technology in such a way.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've supported the work between Angelwish and different schools across NYC. I've seen students raise money and then purchase gifts for children in need. The amount of learning the students do on each giving spree is truly impressive. At one school a group of third graders even initiated their own campaign to raise money for books! Anglewish nurtured the students all along the way- coming to the school to explain the charity, setting up kids to go on a giving spree and then sharing photos of the big event after. The entire process is critical to helping young children grow into future leaders, future givers.