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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
As a former foster youth and current editor of the only monthly foster care magazine in the country, www.FosterFocusMag,com, I can say with great certainty that I would not have had the struggles aging out of care if there had been a group like One Simple Wish available. OSW continues to impress, granting thousands and thousands of wishes for foster kids across the nation. The magazine and myself fully endorse the work being done at One Simple Wish.
I have been involved with One Simple Wish for over a year now and it truly has been a pleasure to be a part of such a fabulous, dedicated organization. With such a small staff it still amazes me the enormous reach and impact OSW has, throughout the entire country. Foster children all over the United States have been given items and experiences that most of us take for granted. As you read through the stories on their website, you quickly realize that it really is more than just "stuff" or toys- they're simple requests that have a huge impact in that child's life!