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
609-883-8484
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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple wish has fulfilled over 50 wishes for kids in our programs! It is always exciting when we can partner with them to provide a youth in foster care something they otherwise would not have or experience. OSW has provided winter coats, sporting equipment, assistance with prom costs, graduation gifts, birthday gifts and so much more!

The team has the biggest hearts, and I am sure the donors do too. We were blessed to meet the OSW team when they visited Ohio and did a special party for our kids and families. They are inclusive to the whole foster family, and at the end of the day they provide a lot of smiles to kids.

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?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

When working at a nonprofit serving victims of domestic and sexual violence they often flee their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back. One Simple Wish' wish granting program enabled those in need to request wishes that can bring a bit of joy and normalcy into their lives. The wish is posted on their website, www.onesimplewish.org, and the general public can respond to wishes that speak to both their heart and their budget.

Wishes granted have included an indoor skate park membership, a membership to an aquarium for a mother and her kids, a bicycle, a Portuguese translation device, a child's comforter set, a scooter and more. None of these wishes break the bank and when granted makes everyone happy. One Simple Wish is a great clearinghouse of goodwill for those in need, those who serve those in need and for those who give.

They also have programs that serve youth who are aging out of foster care called Wish To Work and the Ohana Project that allows social service providers to come get personal care items and toys for vulnerable families.

Many think that One Simple Wish is this big organization, but it operates on less than 5 staff members and lots of volunteers all with big hearts all while supporting vulnerable youth in over 40 states. Thank you OSW for making a difference in the lives of so many!

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

Continue to increase awareness to both those in need and those who can give.

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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 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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

One Simple Wish has helped many children in my organization. I wish everyone could see the smiles on the children's faces when they find out their wish was granted. I would recommend One Simple Wish to anyone that wants to have an opportunity to help a child out.

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

I was able to watch a child recieve a pair of Track Shoes so that she can compete on the high school level. She was so excited to go out an buy the shoes with her gift card that was donated.

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

I love every part of this Organization.

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