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October 6, 2011

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October 6, 2011

An amazing organization. Kids Wish heroes program has empowered the lives of scores of children at our Freedom House and Secret Garden programs, which serve disabled victims/surivors of domestic violence and their families. Keep up the amazing work.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

July 1, 2011

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July 1, 2011

While working at the homeless shelter, I am given the opportunity to meet children who continue to inspire me each & every day. I recognize young leaders and amazing individuals, despite their difficult living circumstances. Because of the Kids Wish Network, I am able to acknowledge and nominate a deserving child. When I present a child with a Hero of the Month certificate, along with the package sent from the KWN organization, the biggest smile appears on the child's face. It is great to see a child be proud and stand tall as they are awarded. Not only are they ecstatic about being recognized, they also appreciate the love and support that is given to them.
We truly appreciate the tremendous support the Kids Wish Network has provided for our families. You are our Hero!

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We award children with the HERO of the month.

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June 27, 2011
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June 27, 2011
3 people found this review helpful

CAUTION! Read the archived reviews.

This charity has a terrible record of enriching itself and related fundraisers at the expense of donors and kids whose dreams could be made true with sincere leadership and effective management.

Convincing a handful of beneficiaries and
volunteers to write letters of support does not make a organization worthwhile. If you care about kids, give to one of the many organizations that will use the vast majority of your money for the kid's benefit instead of to line their own pockets.

In addition to outlandish payments to fundraisers, the Breiners are pocketing over $230K per year off-the-top.

See older reviews for dozens of complaints.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The attrocious financial statements and misleading solicitations

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Shut it down and direct funds to sincere and efficient organizations

June 24, 2011

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June 24, 2011

Kids Wish Network is one of the charities that our son and family has had the pleasure of benefiting from. Our son Drew was born with a rare disease, one that is chronic and uncureable. Having a child with a life threatining disease is life changing. No child should spend their kidhood dealing with hospital stays, scary and painful proceedures, the constant flow of strangers poking and proding. Childhood should be a carefree time, a time for play, worry free. But if that is not possible I am so very greateful for organizations like Kids Wish.
At first we applied to Make-A-Wish but were denied, even though we knew of other families that had the same disorder as our son being granted wishes. Our son did not qualify because he was not terminal. Though our friends children were not terminal either. Kids Wish understands that child with a chronic life threating illness need an escape from their pain and illness. Kids Wish recognizes that threat to our childrens lives is real.
They didn't think twice when we placed our application. They contacted us within a few weeks. They interviewed our family and son who is ill and more importantly they paid attention to our daughter (who thank God) is healthy. Having one sick and one healthy child is very hard. The sick one always gets all the attention, though we try to make things even and make special time for our daughter, it never is. Kids Wish get that everyone suffers with an illness not just the one afflicted. Within a couple of months we were on our son's Wish trip to
Legoland inSan Diego County to fullfill Drew's wish to be a Lego designer for a day. It was a wonderful weekend, Mom and Dad enjoyed the time spent at La Quienta Spa and Resort. :) Kids Wish have never pressured us for endoursments or donations. They are kind, respectful and giving. We only have the most wonderful things to say about Kids Wish and spread the word about them at every opportunity.












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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Prompt service in granting a Wish to a chroniclly ill child.

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I wish it was better known. It doesn't get as much attention as Make- A- Wish, but I believe it is by far a better organization.

June 22, 2011

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June 22, 2011

Kids Wish Network granted my son his Disney World wish in August 2010. Everything was wonderful. It was a first for our family with three special needs children to just go on a vacation. I cannot express enough thianks to all the sponsors and the people at KWN for giving our son and the rest of the family a memory we wil never forget.

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By giving my son and our family a great trip, and life long memories.

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There were some things that were not included that we did not realize and some heads up would of been nice so we were more prepared.

June 18, 2011

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June 18, 2011

Kids Wish Network granted a wish for my child Ebonnyse to go to Disney World. This was the best wish and experience she could ever encounter. I would like to thank all the sponsors that made it possible for Ebonnyse dream to come true. The Kids Wish Network is the only and best organization that helps kids believe that dreams are meant to come true. Thank you for all your help and support, we are most grateful.
With love, Ebonnyse Stafford and Family..

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This was a excellent experience for children with chronic diseases or illnesses.

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I would not change any thing about this organization. This is the best solution to making kids dreams come true.

June 18, 2011

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June 18, 2011

Kids Wish Network granted our son a cruise in August 2010. They went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. They didn't even leave out, our other son. They sent a box before we left filled with so much stuff, it was incredible. It is the trip that Cody will never forget, and
we
cannot thank them enough.

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They are totally awesome.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing. They are great.

June 17, 2011

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June 17, 2011

My son Sean had his wish granted last April 2010 by Kids Wish Network. He wished that he could visit as many presidents' grave sites as possible and leave a flower to show respect. As a family, we decided to go to DC and VA to cover the most in the shortest amount of distance. They filled the 7 days with so many things for us to do in respect to his wish! he had private tours of the zoo, Washington Monument, Capitol Blg, and of course Arlington, National Cathedral, and Monticello and Mt Vernon. As this was an unusual request and scheduled for 6 weeks from designation of a sponsor, it was quite amazing that so many things were planned in so little time. We were and are very grateful for the experiences our son and we had with several of the people for Kids Wish network.

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How well Jill worked to make our trip a success.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Possibly allow for more ways for the child's community to help participate in the trip fundraising with the family...Car washes, dinners etc. This not only brings the community closer together but gives a great chance for promotion of Kids Wish Network since they are one of the few non profits who help kids with life threatening illness in our area. But again, this is only a suggestion.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

How did you find this group?

internet

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Giving my son a truly wonderful experience that we could not have had without their help and support!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

June 17, 2011

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June 17, 2011

Kids Wish Network gave my 6 year old son a great trip to Disney/Florida in 2009. They were so gracious and took care of everything! They also sent him an unexpected care package and have kept in touch. It's so heartwarming! We love Kids Wish!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing what they did for our family and listening to the stories of other families.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything!

June 2, 2011

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June 2, 2011

I volunteered for them in their Holiday office one time as part of our companies initiative to help charities by giving back. I was in the warehouse that has tons of toys. I helped prepare packages that were going to be sent to hospitals to give to sick children. It was a great experience, the entire staff was welcoming and very pleasant.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing that their efforts directly help children.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them get even larger.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes, I realized that I wanted to earn a degree that would allow me help children.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt great. It felt good knowing that my efforts were going to bring a smile to a child's face.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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