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One Simple Wish

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Nonprofit Overview

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

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

105 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I have wItnessed thousands of foster children being helped. I always see the results of my donations.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has helped many of the foster kids in our program attain their wish. The staff there does great work and are very responsive and helpful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an amazing resource and I love using them! They help connect our agency to very kind donor's, who give various gifts to all of the children we work with. I've even had some people, through One Simple Wish's website, donate gift cards that were more than what i requested! This has helped all of our children have a wonderful birthday or Christmas. I will continue to use them in the future and highly recommend them to anyone who can use their services!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am amazed at the impact they make with the foster care youth I work with. They have been able to secure a lot of needs and wants for the foster care kids I work with, and I am also amazed how quickly and easily it is done! I am thrilled by the work they do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an amazing non-profit. It has truly helped our emergency children’s shelter be able to go above and beyond for each child we house in a way we never could without them. They have become one of our biggest support systems when it comes to making each foster child feel loved and safe in their most scary and fragile time of life. Children who have never experienced a birthday or a proper holiday get to have that much needed experience all thanks to One Simple Wish and the tireless commitment that they have towards each company they work with. They are nothing less than a God sent light in an extremely dark time in these children’s lives. I could never say enough good things about them. Thank you so much, One Simple Wish, for everything you do for us and millions more!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We work with a population often stigmatized and/or overlooked, expectant and parenting youth in care. One Simple Wish embraces our young parents and their babies. They fulfill basic wishes and dream wishes for both our Moms and their little ones. Their donors send encouraging notes to our young families that help make them feel as special as they truly are. OSW has fulfilled wishes for strollers and crock pots, work clothes and pack and plays, tires and baby clothes and baby dolls and toy trucks. They have made our holiday seasons more joyous and helped us celebrate our Mommies on Mother's Day. OSW helps recognize those os so important graduations as well as life changing baby births. They add tremendous value to our program. We appreciate all they do for us and our young families are grateful for their support.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish (OSW) is an exceptional support to the teen and yound adult parents and their children served by our program. OSW makes them feel like the very special people that they are. They help make holidays joyful and celebrate our young Moms on Mother's Day. Our babies receive extra attention as well. We appreciate OSW's efforts to link their generous donors to our often forgotten youth. Teen parents can be stigmatized and through OSW, our young parents are reminded that they are valued and cared for by others.

ronWK

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been a part of One Simple Wish for over 10 years now. This is a wonderful non-profit that helps foster youth with much needed basic items of life. What I like a lot about this organization, is that they help those that have aged out of foster care and need a little support from the "village" as many don't have a family to turn to. The people that work here are amazing and do all they can to help the youth as well as answer any questions from a wish grantor. Often you get a lovely thank you note from the kids too!

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Donor

Rating: 5

A great nonprofit with well organized staff. They help foster kids across the nation to feel loved and important. Foster kids that age out are not forgotten and able to participate by having their wishes granted too. Many wishes are to help a child advance in their education as well as meet a basic need. So often foster kids only have minutes to throw a few of their things into a garbage bag or leave with nothing at all. This organization helps those kids to regain a sense of being a normal kid and to know that others care about them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization that helps so many kids in foster care who are so often overlooked. I love One Simple Wish

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for years and am consistently impressed with how OSW truly does what is best for the kids. Always a heartwarming and positive experience.

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing nonprofit that consistently puts the wish recipient first. They truly care about doing the right thing and making sure that the wish recipient is heard and has the chance to get something that they want.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Seeing the stories about the kids that are helped by One Simple WIsh are so inspiring! They truly are making a difference in the lives of these children and I am so happy to be a part of it!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

On December 16, 2019, I emailed a non-profit about a "wish" that was on the One Simple Wish website that had been unfulfilled since July 2019. I asked whether the "wish" had been fulfilled outside of One Simple Wish.
This non-profit replied that they did not know but will find out.

It turns out that the wish was fulfilled on December 17, 2019.
Yet I received an email from the non-profit on December 31, 2019 telling me that they will try to find out answer to my original email.
Wow!

One Simple Wish sends the non-profit money for the item, and yet, the non-profit does not know about it.

What happens to the money that is sent?
Who receives it?
How do we know that it actually went to the foster child?

Very concerning.

Lydia Barbiero Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering for this amazing organization. The executive director and her team are the most awesome people and have hearts of gold. They always do over and above what is needed for the children.

Pat P.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a donor to One Simple Wish. The work they do in granting wishes and spreading love to anyone whose life has been affected from being in the foster system is fabulous! Especially because no one ages out of their program, so many adults have been helped in pursuing education & careers to help others! One Simple Wish is amazing!!

Nikki Q.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Love all of the work OSW does to help the kiddos who need it most!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been to multiple One Simple Wish themed parties. These events are always top notch. They make sure to include every child and to make each one feel special. Our experiences at these events are always very positive. The staff/volunteers are always very kind and have a smile on their faces. One Simple Wish is amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi- I have granted many wishes for One Simple Wish and volunteer with them regularly. At the parties, they try to ensure every child feels special and enjoys themselves. And they work extremely hard to ensure all the wishes are granted in a timely manner. The staff at OSW are kind, smart and would do anything for the kids they help. They are also a super small team who rely on volunteers like myself so they can spend more money on the wishes. I would highly recommend this group to anyone looking to support, volunteer or spread the word.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked along side of One Simple Wish for many years now. They truly understand the children that they work with and are amazing to work with. They do everything that they can to help to children that are in or have been in Foster Care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

OSW is the most amazing non-profit. They dedicate so much time and effort to each child in need. They go above and beyond what is asked or expected to make real life changes in these children's lives.

AmandaRS

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with One Simple Wish for many years, and they have always held true to their mission to help youth in foster care by providing them with experiences and needed items that all children deserve to have.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fantastic nonprofit- well organized and doing an amazing job making dreams come true for children in foster care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish has granted so many wishes for our children. They have helped all our children in tremendous ways. Some of our children have received items to help with medical needs that have given them opportunities to grow in many areas. Most all of our children have received gifts for their birthday from One Simple Wish. We've been able to give children coats and hats or new boots for winter time. Many of our children have received bicycles to be able to enjoy outdoor play. Our children enjoy every item that One Simple Wish has given them. We couldn't be more happy to be connected with this great organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish helps our foster youth receive vital items that they otherwise wouldn't be able to get, such as laptops for our college aged youth. They would really struggle without this, and I know they are so grateful for all of the "wishes" that are granted. Thanks so much One Simple Wish!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My foster care agency has been working with One Simple Wish for several years. They have been amazing to our clients and getting their wishes granted quickly. Danielle and Nikki respond right away to any questions or issues with the wishes and they get the problem resolved immediately. We greatly appreciate all of the hard work they do to provide for children in foster care! Thank you One Simple Wish!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish has helped so many children in the agency that I work for. They are so easy to get in touch with and they respond very quickly to questions or any needs of children. I am so grateful to this organization for all of their help with children in resource homes.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an amazing organization that helps so many children that have been touched by the foster care system. When our Guardian ad Litem volunteers submit wishes for the children they advocate for, they know that almost without a doubt, their child's wish will come true! In our program alone, One Simple Wish has granted over 400 wishes for foster children in Charlotte, NC. They are excellent at getting the word out about the wishes (social media has been wonderful for this!) and Danielle goes on talk shows and radio to tell everyone about children in foster care and how they deserve normalcy. We love One Simple Wish!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEDGE TO VOLUNTEER AT ONE SIMPLE WISH AND THIS ORGANIZATION IS AMAZING! THERE ARE SO MANY ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE THAT HELP CHILDREN BUT OSW IS SPECIAL! THEY DON'T CARE WHERE A CHILD COMES FROM, HAS GONE THROUGH, RACE, ETHNICITY.....THEY GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY SINGLE CHILD THEY MEET, THEY TRY AND HELP. OSW FIGHTS FOR EACH AND EVERY CHILD 100% LIKE THEY ARE THEIR OWN. THEY MAKE THEM FEEL LOVED, WANTED, IMPORTANT AND KNOW THAT THEIR IS SOMEONE OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR AND WITH THEM!! I AM SO PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM A ONE SIMPLE WISH VOLUNTEER!!!

Danielle DeRogatis G.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I know I'm the Founder, but each year I become more and more excited and proud about the work we are doing at One Simple Wish. It has so little to do with me and everything to do with the people who grant wishes, donate to our cause and send us the most amazing and inspiring notes of gratitude and support. This is a true village and I love it.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love One Simple Wish. It is the organization which is very transparent and doing too good for the children in Foster care all over the USA. I don't have to worry about where my money is going whenever I donate to One Simple Wish because I can see and get the acknowledgment of when and where my donations were used.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is amazing. They are super transparent and responsive to every question to ensure complete donor satisfaction. They are 100% working to make a difference and ALWAYS have the best interest of the children in mind.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My aon ia very very sick. He keeps pneumonia all the time and has been in the hospital 7 times in the last three months. My wish is an oxygen generator for him because he has to have oxygen 24-7. I do not have the money to buy one and they are about $3000.00. We survive on 800.00 a month and our rent is 500.00 a month. So we barely make it and to find 3000.00 is impossible for me. Anyone who is willing to help I would appreciate it so much. They have given him about a comfortable life until he is gone. It kills me to even think about it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is a wonderful, innovative organization filled with creative, kind-hearted people that truly want to make a direct difference in the lives of those in need.

Without One Simple Wish, many current and former foster youth would miss out on different childhood experiences or the chance to be able to just fit in with their non-foster care peers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is truly inspiring to be part of One Simple Wish's mission to share hope, joy and love to children impacted by Foster Care. It is always about making the greatest impact and helping as many children as possible and it is incredible to see how many genuinely good people out there share that passion. Together the village created by One Simple Wish is strong and has shown so many deserving children that they are important!

Former staff

Rating: 5

I work at Carolyn Stokes Preschool and OSW has been so good to our families and we are so thankful of them. From clothing down to toys and books are parents has been thankful and so happy that we are able to use OSW as one of our resourceful.

1 Kelly_RI

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is amazing! So many of the kids I work with in foster care have truly been treated with so much care, kindness and generosity by OSW and the amazing wish granters. Danielle and her team work tiredlessly to connect wish granters all over the country to these children. So often people wish they could do something to make a difference and OSW has taught us that it's simple to make a difference in the life of a child. I have had the honor of delivering many of these granted wishes. To see a teen burst into tears because someone out there bought them the jacket they really, really wanted is beyond words. To see a child who is struggling with grief use their wish for art supplies to cope and express their emotions through art work is absolutely beautiful. Thank you One Simple Wish!

Board Member

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is solely responsible for educating me on the needs of foster children in the US. They inspired me to get involved and make a difference and it's been an extremely rewarding experience. OSW has bettered the lives of so many children already, but their work is done. The mission is bigger and OSW is poised to grow and do even more.

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful time at the Halloween party. It was great to see how much fun the kids had picking out costumes and playing games. Just seeing the smiles on their faces makes it all worth while.

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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.

1 Cathy105

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish helped Child Advocates San Antonio raise 800.00 for a teen's braces. She was being bullied @ school for the way her teeth looked. We tried to get the braces approved through Medicaid, & several other resources for 2 years! But with the help of social media & One Simple Wish, the gift of braces were finally a reality for Gloria!!

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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.

2 Danielle89

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an amazing way for ANYONE to get involved in doing their part to support youth and at risk families. When it comes to Foster Care it isn't all or nothing and this organization proves that you can support a child in more ways than one! Brightening the lives of these children DOES make a difference and gives hope.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love that One Simple Wish has given me the ability to support and care for kids locally by volunteering for events, plus all over the country by granting wishes. I'm not able to be a foster parent at this time, but I can still brighten their day through One Simple Wish!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered in various capacities with One Simple Wish and every time, I'm simply blown away by the impact we have as a team on the foster children they serve. It's amazing being a part of such rewarding work! What I love most is that there are plenty of ways absolutely anyone can help out. You can help with an event, or even just reach out to your friends to help grant a wish. I love knowing that I'm giving back to some really deserving kids.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is the ultimate one to one gift giving non-profit organization to support for the Holidays. Where else can you see exactly what your money is going to and read stories of incredible young people who have lived through so many obstacles growing up without a permanent family? A wish granted is not just a child "getting" things - it makes them feel just the same as other kids who are loved by family. As OSW continues to expand, there is still an intimacy with the connection of these stories. The mission remains the same - to brighten the life of a foster or at-risk youth!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Unique and personal is what I would describe One Simple Wish. It's name says it all! Any other non-profit asks you for a donation and you hope the money ultimately goes towards its cause. One Simple Wish helps foster and at risk children directly from its donors through its website by granting wishes that are sent right to the child. You can read their "story" and sort by state, dollar amount, type of gift, etc. to find a wish that speaks to you from the heart. How simple is that!

The Executive Director of One Simple Wish, Danielle Gletow and her dedicated staff work under a shoestring budget although you would never know it! They are creative and amazing to work with - truely passionate... I am proud to be a Board Member of One Simple Wish.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has truly been an amazing experience volunteering with One Simple Wish! They are constantly coming up with ways to bring happiness into the lives of foster children. I am so happy to be able to volunteer at such an awesome and genuine organization!

Marissa9

Donor

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is a beautiful organization!! Danielle Gletow's enthusiasm and passion for helping foster kids is incredibly heartwarming. I have watched this organization grow and touch so many lives over the passed several years. It continues to find new and wonderful ways to make these kids smile and feel important, and most importantly-not forgotten. Keep up the good 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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an alumni of the foster care system, I entered the system at the age of 4 and spent time in four or five foster homes until I aged out. I can tell you that as I child, I always felt that I had to be good, be quiet, don't cry, maybe not be noticed, that way no one would hurt me, leave me or send me away again. The feeling that whoever you're living with at the time, you aren't there because you're wanted and loved, hey, you don't know what is happening, you just wonder what will happen next and where you'll be at any moment?
Because of my childhood, I can understand the impact that One Simple Wish can have on the children they serve. I have no doubt that what this organization is doing, is changing lives and therefore changing the future for untold numbers of people. Having a wish granted does not just give a child something they want/need, for some it can show them that someone really does care, someone is listening, someone knows that they are there and that they matter, and this can make a tremendous difference in the life of a child and the path his or her life will take.
I am honored to be an ongoing volunteer and donor to this amazing organization and to have had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with its founder Danielle, and a few of the other wonderful people who help run this organization.
This is an organization that is literally changing and shaping the future!

1 Ruth46

Donor

Rating: 5

My family and I have been wish granters for over 3 years. I absolutely love this organization! They have found a nich that works so well for both the children and those that want to help but feel they can't do much.

We have always had a soft spot for children but where hesitant to just give to big organizations not really knowing where our dollars where going. Here we know! I love being able to look at the list and so often some child's need pops and we know that's the one we need to Grant right now. ( of course we would love to grant them all but...)

So if your looking for an organization you can trust and know it is doing good things for these children this is the one. Not only do they Grant Wish's but they bring awareness to foster children and so much more!!!

Ashley102

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Kim Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an amazing organization that helps to grant wishes children in foster care. Children who are in foster care deserve to have what other children have, yet have no one to help finance things as such. Imagine your own child wanting something special for their birthday or Christmas.... But they never got it.... Or if your child has a special sports icon and would do anything to go see a game or have a jersey...... Children in foster care have the same dreams and deserve to have dreams come true. From the simplest of needs to the biggest of wants.. Danielle Gletow and her team at One Simple Wish are there to make it happen! They gather donations and sponsors to help these children. They have a great website where foster child wishes are posted as "in the wind" and then anyone can go on and grant the wish for the child by making the equivalent dollar match.... One Simple Wish then facilitates the process.


I simply love these ladies! They help so many of our children at The Bair Foundation. May God Bless You!

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We work with children in North Carolina who are in the foster care system. One Simple Wish and its donors are to be commended for their generosity toward these children. It is one thing to go to a sponsored event or get a random gift from an unknown source but for a child to receive something he WISHED for is wonderful. The faces of our volunteers light up almost as brightly as the children who receive the gift.

What a great way to make a difference in the life of child. A recent recipient put it best: "I didn't think I would get something this nice!"

Our volunteers and program staff thank One Simple Wish and the wonderful people who give through this organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish allows anyone to make a difference in the life of a foster child, by showing children who have suffered from abuse and neglect that there are people out there who care about them, and who want to help provide for them, even if they cannot become foster parents. At any time by simply browsing onesimplewish.org, one can find an affordable "wish" to grant, and by reading about the recipient, feel connected to that child. This is truly a unique nonprofit, in that donors can choose exactly what their donation is going towards. And from my personal experience with the organization, the staff at One Simple Wish are a truly dedicated team of people who are passionate advocates for foster kids -- making every penny received work hard to help these kids. Amazing organization!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I first learned of this organization by discovering it online and becoming a volunteer a few years ago. I was initially truly impressed by the uniqueness of it's purpose -- allowing anyone to make a difference in the life of a child in need, and being able to view and then grant their wishes with a click or two on a website. I really loved the idea that someone choosing to make a donation could do more than just write a check; they could see to whom their donation was going, and feel more of a personal connection. Particularly as many of us care about the plight of foster children, but don't know how to help. Now, as time has gone by, I see how impactful these small wishes really are, by the thank you notes received from the caseworkers and the children themselves, and in seeing how these gifts can really give a child hope that there are people out there who care. Beyond that, I see the tremendous passion that the founder and the dedicated staff at One Simple Wish have for this cause; and their resolve to make the lives of foster children better in every way they can has enabled so much awareness and so many positive initiatives for these kids. I am truly honored to serve as part of this board; my only wish is that I had more time and more to give.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Everyone wants to know that they matter. Every child should feel special and worthy. For as little as $5 to as much as a person / organization would like to give, One Simple Wish makes it possible for the larger community to let foster children know that they are important and special. From a new box of crayons, to a personal care package, to helping a teenager gain the knowledge and experiences that will help them to find employment, One Simple Wish Makes it possible for the community to have a direct and important impact on the lives of a group of children who are often abused and ignored.


I am honored to be a board member and supporter of this wonderful organization.

Julie127

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

When I came across this organization I had been looking for someplace to volunteer for a long time. Upon learning more about them I was so grateful that I had found a place making such a great impact on children. The support that this organization provides is so simple but in most cases so important to a child’s growth, development and happiness. I feel so thankful that I can be part of something so important for children in foster care and vulnerable youth.

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.

KMineo

Board Member

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an organization that not only grants simple wishes, but always has a program called Wish to Work that provides support to young teens aging out of foster care. In 2013, we provided two seminars for students ages 16-23 that focused on financial literacy and physical & mental wellness. About 33 students participated in these workshops and rated these workshops as very practical and resourceful. The Wish to Work Program also provides four interns with internship and externship opportunities specifically focusing on the areas these students need in order to be employed and self sufficient. We hope to continue offering internship opportunities and seminars with grant money yet to be secured.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

One Simple Wish is an awesome non-profit organization that focuses on granting simple wishes to children in foster care. But this organization does more than that. The Founder, Danielle Gletow, is an advocate for children's rights. She is creative, passionate and dynamic and addresses needs as they arise. The Ohana project was created to address the needs of children who are pulled out of their homes very quickly. Personal care items are being donated and are ready to be dispersed to those children in need. Right after Hurricane Sandy, Danielle set up a webpage to donate items and money so that diapers and food can get to the families in need. Danielle and her staff spent days collecting the items, organized the volunteers and made deliveries all week long to those in need. There is also a program to help young adults aging out of foster care or who have already aged out in preparing for and obtaining professional, sustainable employment.

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Patsy K.

Board Member

Rating: 5

People always look for an organization to help that will do exactly what they say. One Simple Wish is just that. It does exactly as the name implies. For as little as $5 and going as high as you choose to donate your gift makes a direct impact on the life of a foster child. Your contribution enables these children to feel that someone truly cares about them.

Danielle Gletow is not only the founder and executive director of One Simple Wish but is also recognized nationally for all of her work on behalf of foster children. This unknown group of children has such an amazing advocate.

I am thrilled to be a board member and a donor for this incredible organization.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I started as a wish granter almost two years ago, added volunteering to the list and just recently became a board member. One Simple Wish is an amazing organization. It provides not only the opportunities but the easy avenue to support foster children nationwide. No amount of money is too little to grant a wish and there are always wishes to fit any budget. Knowing that the money you are giving is going specifically to your choice of wish is a big plus.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The "trend" in fundraising these days is direct impact. One Simple Wish has always been ahead of the curve on this. With your monies, you decide the lives you touch and the difference you make. It's easy. It's profound. It's vital. One Simple Wish lets anyone touch and maybe? even transform? the life of someone in need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Shannon50

Donor

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.