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Angelwish, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Health, Human Services, Pediatrics, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Angelwish was created to help busy people grant the holiday and birthday wishes of children living with chronic illnesses. In 2010, after 10 years of focusing on HIV/AIDS, Angelwish expanded its mission to include children living with chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and kidney disease. Angelwish achieves its mission by ensuring that 100% of individual donations are used for program services and that those funds are extended, where possible, to incorporate an educational component giving young people a hands on lesson in philanthropy. By utilizing the Internet, Angelwish has developed a unique approach to community service. By performing on-line "digital philanthropy" donors are able to assist the large number of local area children living with HIV/AIDS in a convenient and rewarding manner. Angelwish also plans to organize various external events in a move to involve a great number of individuals from the corporate sector.

Results: Over 130,000 wishes valued at over $2.8M have been distributed.

Target demographics: Families living near or under the poverty line that are dealing with chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, hiv/aids.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: Angelwish organized physical and online toy drives collecting and distributing over 16,000 gifts to children living with chronic illnesses under the care of over 85 care centers in the united states. This effort also engages over 600 individuals to become engaged in giving back. Angelwish continued to grow the students give back program, teaching 3rd graders about the importance of charity and philanthropy through financial literacy.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Jenaro D.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've never met anybody more dedicated and compromised with a cause like Shimmy Mehta. I've helped them with some different stuff over a few years and he is always behind everything and making sure everything works as planned, can't say enough good things about him and Angelwish, great organization!

1 Peter W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of interacting with Angelwish for more than a year now. As a charitable organization I have been impressed with their operation. From executing on events to the way they operate on the business side I firmly believe Angelwish sets the bar. Passion, quality and caring go into everything they do. Its rare to find people who sacrifice so much time and resource to help others. My first experience with Angelwish was a toy/drive and shopping event in NYC and this was an absolute success. Angelwish was incredible in navigating us through the process and ensuring our companies employees understood everything. The big picture and details are firmly understood by Angelwish and I would be happy and honored to work with them any day of the week.