The Wish Project, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: 1A Foundry St. Lowell MA 01854 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide basic home and baby goods to recently homeless families and other needy clients in order to facilitate their permanent sustainability while improving our environment by reducing waste in landfills.
Results: More than $1million in value of free clothing, furniture, appliances and baby gear given out to people in need. More than 65 percent of clients are children.
Target demographics: 27,000 clients of all ages in need in Merrimack Vally, MA
Programs: Furniture, baby gear, clothing as well as the Magic of Christmas, Backpack Attack for kids, Emergency Food Boxes and Mother's day bags for the homeless.
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EIN 20-3249145
978-441-9474
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Wish Project us a wonderful organization that assists families in fitting up a home when transitioning from homelessness. I have seen first hand the good that The Wush Project does. Whether its a bed for a child so he doesn't have to sleep on the floor, a kitchen table for a family to eat meals around, or a warm winter coat; the assistance from this program is in high demand!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization that helps families in need throughout the greater Lowell area. The staff is very passionate and work hard to make sure they can help as many families as possible. They are always looking for new ways to help and new initiatives. I have volunteered a number of times and the appreciation from the families receiving the help cannot be described.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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The Wish Project is an amazing organization that impacts thousands of people in our local community every year. I donate, volunteer and serve on the board, and feel lucky to be a part of such a great organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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2 people found this review helpful

I volunteer at the WISH Project as a Board member and in other capacities, as requested (warehouse re-org, deliveries, unloading contributions, and ALWAYS being a vocal advocate for this quintessential service in our area. I also am the Exec. of another local human service agency serving substance abusers, people with HIV/AIDS, the homeless, etc. There are days in our intensive day treatment program where EVERY participant on that day has received services from WISH. Beds, clothing, personal care items, kitchenware...you name it...they have it. WISH is simple to participate in for other agencies and certainly economical. Agencies submit "wishes" for needy clients and WISH staff prepare packages for the individual, but also allow them to select furniture, lamps, and a few other items that catch their eyes and fit their apartment plan. I have personally participated in the selection and loading of household equipment for a family of 8...mother and seven children. Having EVERYTHING a family of that size needs on hand is amazing, but is always the case at WISH. One more thing...the Executive Director of the facility, Donna, is one of the most caring and generous HS providers I have ever met....stern as necessary, but thrilled to see so many people benefit from the program she personally started out of her family minivan 6 years ago. Kudos to Donna and WISH. It is a blessing for the poor and needy in our community (Greater Lowell) and for all the agencies helping people.

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

in the capacity of a human service exec. We send dozens and dozens of wishes to WISH each month for people we are working with in our treatment center. I particularly captain a yearly Holiday materials distribution process with supplies primarily provided by WISH.

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

Fund it to a far greater degree and spend some dollars making sure that every member of the community knows of its mission...from those who need, to those who can contribute.

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