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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EIN 26-3128590
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Rating: 5 stars  

Every wish is personal & every child is special - that is the best thing about One Simple Wish. This is not wasteful giving; this is directly supporting a child that has been through unimaginable tragedy and challenges.

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 Simpe Wish is a wonderfuil organization that connects folks who want to help children with the children in need. In our case, we are fostering a multiply handicapped and cortically blind young man with many developmental delays. OSW was able to provide him with a floor mat and play yard which gives him the freedom to roll on the floor without fear of hurting himself. This gives him the opportunity to spend time out of his wheelchair, increasing his mobility and strengthening his muscles.

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

the receipt of the items requested

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

create more organizations like this!

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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is a wonderful organization that grants wishes for children in foster care so that they too can have some of the oppurtunities or items that other children do. One of the children I case manage in foster care received a Kindle electronic reader so that he could practice reading and he was so happy to receive it. Thank you One Simple Wish for making wishes come true for so many children in foster care.

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

having a wish granted for one of the children I can manage who is in foster care.

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

I think this organization is doing a great job. I will continue to tell my co-workers and other staff about this great organization so that they too can request/donate wishes to foster children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is absolutely amazing. Their process has been simple and seamless. One Simple Wish helps people in need that have relationships with local non-profits. You can trust that wishes you grant are going to someone who would not be able to buy or experience the wish unless it were granted via One Simple Wish.

Newark Now has already entered in several wishes that have been granted.
- Baby Shower items
- 4 tickets to the UniverSoul Circus
- Tickets to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

In addition they have even taken on the painstaking task of entering 200 wishes on our behalf that were made at our Community Baby Shower.

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

One Simple Wish helped get the word out about Newark Now's 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower. Through One Simple Wish we were able to give several new moms in need strollers, baby bags, car seats, breast pumps, baby wipes, and baby bottles. All it took was writing One Simple Wish. In addition they took over 200 wishes at the shower and granted three of them on-site.

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

Have more people grant their wishes =)

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

A lot

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

We connected via Twitter

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have only been with One Simple WIsh for almost two months now, but I can already tell what an amazing organization this is! Everyone involved, whether they're Board Members or Volunteers, is passionate about the mission of OSW. The impact on a child when a "simple" wish is granted is enormous; not only do they get something special and personalized that they've been wanting, they also gain the knowledge that there are people out there who care about them and their future. It has been an honor to be part of an organization filled with individuals who work extremely hard to make children feel special and advocate for a group that needs it!

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

Helping girls in the Wish Shop pick out their prom day attire. This gives some girls the chance to take part in and feel beautiful for this important rite of passage

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

Make it bigger so it could reach even more children!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

OSW is a wonderful organization with a wonderful mission. It's great that the focus is to provide for those who are often left without a voice- even in the non-profit world. Even if you can't 'be there' physically, you can make your presence known by granting a wish. It's cool to visit the website and see a wish. At that point, it really becomes personal and you really do feel good after helping. Great idea and great progress so far. I see big things for OSW.

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

Volunteering

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

N/A

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful organization. This charity tends to the needs of children who have so little. I especially like the fact that you know exactly where your dollars go.

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

The Holiday season granting personal wishes to children who ask for so little.

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

I would not change a thing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

OSW allows anyone with any means to help a child, other non-profits or a family in need. A friend calls it "e-bay for charity" without the bidding. You just scroll through the list of desires from pre-screened wish seekers and choose who and what gift/wish you want to grant. The wishes are anywhere from $5 - $500. The average being around $50. You check out online and the wish is granted. How easy is that! The best part is that you know where and to whom your gift is going. What a creative and successfully run non-profit organization!

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

knowing that I granted wishes to children that have very few resources.

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

Expand it Nationally!

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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish is that rare thing - a great idea, executed well. I heard of the charity through a friend, and immediately was struck by how smart and straightforward it was. You give directly to the people you want to help. There is no fuzziness about where your money goes. You choose how much to give and who to give it to and what it will be spent on. I've granted wishes for all kinds of recipients - children close in age to my own kids, young mothers in need, teens who are striving to get ahead. The website is well thought out and the whole process feels warm and personal. I give to a number of small charities on an ongoing basis, and I can't always give as much as I would like or help all those I would like to help. But when I give to One Simple Wish I always feel that what I give is well used.

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

My experience is just as a donor. But I have involved my own kids in the experience too - we granted wishes for Christmas, and we chose them together, because I want my kids to learn to think of others and to know that even a small amount of help can mean a lot.

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

One of the only drawbacks of this organization - that some worthy wishes were too expensive for me, and possibly many other donors, to fund in total - has now been changed. It is now possible to donate small amounts to a big wish if you can't afford to fund the whole thing. Good thinking.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Wanting to help foster children and teens in need in the community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many times over One Simple Wish has granted the wishes of the residents of the Morris County Youth Shelter. Some of the MANY generous wishes granted over the past 2.5 years, to the at-risk youth temporarily placed have been gift cards to the movies (which is a real treat!), clothing, sneakers & One Simple Wish even granted a New Years Eve 10' party that the residents organized with the funds donated. It was a huge success.

One Simple Wish truly is an all giving agency. Their various programs are always interesting and needed for our surrounding community.

THANK YOU!!!

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

Assisting the residents with making their wishes.... & watching some of their wishes come true!

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

Make them closer to Morris County! But I know that's not a reasonable request! ;) The programs offered many programs that would have been beneficial to our population & it's been difficult to get to the facility. But we try to make it work!

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

How did you find this group?

One line searching for various non-profit organizations.

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

The generosity is outstanding & ever lasting.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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