ONE SIMPLE WISH

Rating: 5 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 183 Scotch Rd Ewing NJ 08628 USA

Mission: One Simple Wish aims to brighten the lives of those in need by empowering anyone to grant a simple wish to a foster child or vulnerable family.
Results: Over 1500 wishes granted and over 2400 families and children served!
Target demographics: Foster children, children who have aged out of foster care, homeless and impoverished families
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2400
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: Wish Granting Wish To Work Project Prom Thanksgiving Meal Kits Photos with Santa
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

New baby clothes, a trip to the movies, money for an school exam, dental x rays - these are some of the wishes my family and I have granted this past year through One Simple Wish. Since granting a wish is so personal, we feel connected to the recipient and like the idea that they know a specific person really cares for them. We have made it a family tradition to grant a wish in honor of my mom or for a friend's birthday. It is reassuring to know that the team at One Simple Wish is making sure that kids out there know someone thinks they are special.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

One Simple Wish is an unique and innovative organization run by awesome and crazy creative people that truly want to make a real difference in the lives of those in need. They allow for donors to make a straight impact to a specific child in need - how amazing is that? There is nothing like this out there. They really bring the focus to an unhighlighted problem that not only America, but the world faces - the forgotten children. And these children ARE our children!

The staff and volunteers are shear blessings to these kids. They have been moving at lightening speed since 2008 and there is no way to stop this organization from skyrocketing to the top of foster care awareness.

Love, love, love this 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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization continues to amaze me! No one talks about abused and neglected kids. Too often they do not enjoy "being a kid" and this group allows them to feel that joy. One child at a time is a great place to start! I am a court-appointed advocate for foster kids and have experienced the hugs and smiles of two kids after their wishes were granted.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

One child at a time, One Simple Wish is changing the lives of foster kids and needy families all over the country. Whether it is food baskets for needy families, holiday toys for homeless children, prom dresses for teen girls or traveling the country in an RV, OSW has a mission to fulfill....to let needy families and children know they are they for them. Thank you to One Simple Wish for allowing me to be a small part of the hope they are spreading.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

One Simple Wish is an organization that provides so much with so little. This simple idea is well worth supporting and should go national.

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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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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is a phenomenal charity - not because it grants simple wishes, but because it creates hope for those living in foster care - the kind of hope that developes from a wish being fulfilled by someone the children/families in need have never met.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

ONE SIMPLE WISH supports foster children to fullfill their wishes and dreams. It is thing, which they do because of their warm hearts. I have met them this summer holiday and they littarally moved my world.

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As a former foster youth and current editor of the only monthly foster care magazine in the country, www.FosterFocusMag,com, I can say with great certainty that I would not have had the struggles aging out of care if there had been a group like One Simple Wish available. OSW continues to impress, granting thousands and thousands of wishes for foster kids across the nation. The magazine and myself fully endorse the work being done at One Simple Wish.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with One Simple Wish for over a year now and it truly has been a pleasure to be a part of such a fabulous, dedicated organization. With such a small staff it still amazes me the enormous reach and impact OSW has, throughout the entire country. Foster children all over the United States have been given items and experiences that most of us take for granted. As you read through the stories on their website, you quickly realize that it really is more than just "stuff" or toys- they're simple requests that have a huge impact in that child's life!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is run by a team of ultra dedicated administrators and volunteers, and that is one of the most inspiring parts of volunteering for One Simple Wish. You know that every dollar is going to getting these foster children want they need or want, and doing it in a timely fashion. The gift might be simple, but their impact is great! Love to work with this organization

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

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with One Simple Wish for over a year now, and I've always found One Simple Wish to be fast, effective, and precise when it comes to its purpose- granting wishes for foster children and impoverished families. One Simple Wish founder and Executive Director, Danielle Gletow, is an awesome face for the organization, caring and passionate about the cause.

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

my own life. As a foster child, I am eligible for the Wish Granting program. I have had wishes granted for me. In addition, I may be participating in the Wish to Work program soon!

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

Increase the funding so that full-time staff can be hired!

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