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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Gift Distribution

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

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shana4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are so many wonderful things to say about One Simple Wish and its founder Danielle Gletow that it is difficult to know where to begin. Their mission is much more than to just grant wishes to kids in foster care system, they want to show these kids how important they are despite this tough sitution. The awareness OSW brings to the children in the foster care system is absolutely invaluable to our community. Danielle, founder of OSW, is one of the most compassionate and positive souls that I have ever met and her passion to help children cannot be matched. My husband and I have made one small donation to OSW in the past and found their website easy to read and navigate. I recently read through the updates they provide on Facebook that you can now text in donations making it even easier. All of future donations will be made to OSW and I would highly recommend choosing this foundation to all of my family, friends, and/or anyone who wants to help children in what may be for some the most difficult time in their precious lives. Thank you so much to OSW for all that you do both here and all across the United States. Charities like this one are a true blessing to the world!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children in my foster home have received items that are theirs forever. One child recently came into my home with very little. One Simple Wish provided bedding that she chose and loves. It took a bit of the burden off of me and made her feel very special.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following them and helping them when I can.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I first became interested in this organization right before they were honored as a CNN hero last year. The people running the show are committed to letting children in the foster care system know that they are not alone, that there are people who care about them and their families, no matter what their circumstances. They show this with dedication to their jobs, and in how they run their lives after work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish never ceases to amaze me. I have been involved in many different ways for about 9 months now, and the amount of lives they are able to touch and impact is beyond amazing. The organization is run by a small group with huge hearts. Everything One Simple Wish touches turns to gold. They are truly a magical organization that are changing the world one wish at a time.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE this organization! I have a soft spot in my heart for foster children around the world. They did not choose to come into this world to be left looking for a family to love and support them. Luckily, One Simple Wish has been created to help those children and young adults get the love, recognition and life they so deserve!

I also home more people contribute to this organization to help it grow and reach as many children as possible. These children are our future!

Review from JustGive

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an amazing organization that supports children and youth in foster care. They do not age out in this program. The organization is always there as a support for these kids to know that there are people who love and support them and want them to succeed. They truly believe in their cause and are dedicated to their mission of brightening the lives of vulnerable children and families in need one simple wish at a time.

Brambůrka F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Vanessa M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!