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Twilight Wish Foundation

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services, Humanities, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: Our mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving elderly through wish granting celebrations that connect generations. Our vision is to make the world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time.

Results: Since our founding in 2003, we have impacted the lives of over 2,360 deserving senior citizens by making their heartfelt wishes come true.

Target demographics: We grant wishes to deserving, low income senior citizens, 68 and older, earning less than 200% of poverty level annually or who are permanent residents of a nursing facility. Recipients should have a history of giving back to their community.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 200

Geographic areas served: U.S.

Programs: Wish Granting Program, DUTY Program, Intergenerational Education Program

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I have not been granted a wish of my own, I have seen how this foundation goes above and beyond for each and every wish they make come true. Their staff are lovely and kind with a huge passion for helping others. One particular instance, a Twilight volunteer took one woman's wish for a new mattress and reached out to local businesses to not only get a mattress, but a box spring, new comforter, pillows, and sheets. She was so grateful and surprised by their generosity. I love how they extend their reach to local businesses and get more than just their own volunteers involved. It creates a larger community that continues to give back. Thanks, Twilight!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer with Twilight Wish Foundation for several years. Their mission is so needed by so many of our senior citizens who are living in poverty. The staff is excellent and is devoted to the Foundation's cause. In addition, they are fiscally responsible and there is never a charge to the wish recipient. I recommend Twilight Wish Foundation highly!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently TWF put on a Laugh Night at Juniper Village. It was a success. Myself, along with three of my residents and two activities staff from Saint John XXIII Home attended and had an absolutely Fabulous time. The food was Amazing, the entertainment very funny, the atmosphere wonderful and the Chinese Auction a hit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Twilight Wish Foundation has been a blessing for local senior citizens with granting their wishes. They continue to give back to those who have paved the way before us celebrating their accomplishments and making dreams come true. This is an excellent organization that touches the lives of many every day!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the Board of Directors for Twilight Wish Foundation in December of 2013. From an insider perspective, I can truly say that this is a phenomenal organization! I have seen Twilight Wish grant the wishes of many seniors since I have become involved and I have seen first hand the joy that seniors get when their wishes are granted. I am proud to be part of an organization that brings so much joy the senior community.

Donor

Rating: 4

Twilight Wish provides meaningful and powerful experiences for Seniors to fulfill one dream that has not yet been fulfilled in their lives. Twilight Wish goes to great lengths to prepare the perfect experience in a cost effective manner. The joy they bring to the Seniors they serve is priceless.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Twilight Wish is a fantastic organization. They just opened another Chapter in Michigan that serves residents throughout the state. They are one of those feel good organizations that really make seniors feel special about their golden years.

Mindy15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for about 2 years now. We consistently are able to grant wishes to deserving seniors and veterans in our community. The gratitude that the wish recipients have for our organization is amazing. They are always humbled, honored and appreciative that we were able to make their wish come true.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Chapter Director, we have the opportunity to impact so many senior's lives in our county. From something as simple as providing a vacuum cleaner to someone who needed a bed to another individual that we sent to Florida for a conference who had never flown on an airplane, the possibliites to make wishes come true are endless!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer for this organization. We have granted wished that change peoples lives for the better. We have provided stair lifts so an elderly woman could remain in her home, granted a 92 year old an opportunity to live out a dream (including a first flight) and simple dreams such as a bed, a sweeper, quad canes. I believe in this charity and hope it continues.

Donor

Rating: 5

I started out as a donor & now am working at TWF. The mission & goal of this organization is genuine. We strive to grant wishes for senior citizens & military veterans who financially cannot do so on their own. Just to know my efforts, whether donating or fundraising, are positively effecting the older, often forgotten, generation is priceless.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at the TWF for 3 years. I’ve always felt that certain things in life are “sacred”, i.e. like a job, a friendship, one’s health or one’s financial prosperity. To me the word “sacred” implies a source of abundance. The staff and volunteers of the TWF, whether for a simple need or a wish to live life in the fullest, strive daily to be that source of abundance for a desiring senior. At the end of the day, it’s a good feeling. OK, so maybe we are one of those thousand points of light that President George H.W. Bush spoke of 20 + years ago! In any event, the TWF is a great organization.

Review from Guidestar

Trina J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Twilight Wish Foundation is comprised of a team of angels. It's a wonderful organization to be a part of and I feel honored to be associated with such caring people who unselfishly help others. I have the highest respect for this organization and all the great things they do. With so many seniors in need of simple things (for example - dentures and walkers) to seniors desiring one last wish (like going to their former job) to living their life to the fullest (perhaps going up in a biplane). Senior citizens gave of themselves and helped to pave the way for all of us, and it's up to us to give back to them. Twilight Wish averages one wish every other day - - what an amazing contribution to this world! Twilight Wish Foundation makes this world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As the volunteer director of the NJ Chapter of Twilight Wish, I have to say that there is nothing more rewarding than helping to make wishes come true for our seniors. There is no greater feeling than seeing the smile on the face of the senior as their wish has been fulfilled.

Some wishes like trips to concerts, ball games and to see family/friends take some time to coordinate while others are simple to arrange. No matter how much time and coordination the wishes take, the end result is the same. The senior's wish comes true. Ultimately,
I am not sure who feels better when the wish is complete- the senior or me. I cannot tell you what a wonderful organization this is and how proud I am to be a part of it!


Review from Guidestar

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The unwavering strength of the founder, CEO, and the volunteer staff to raise funds for underprivileged seniors and grant the wishes of so many, who often ask so little, is awesome to behold. While some are fun to grant, it is often the small things, like teeth, hearing aids, shoes, beds, etc... that keep you humble. Every dollar counts so, please, if you have one share it with this organization.

Review from Guidestar

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Twilight Wish Foundation grants wishes for deserving seniors. The experiences and gifts provided by this organization are truly inspiring and create life lasting memories for the seniors and those involved in granting wishes.