One Simple Wish

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One Simple Wish
AbbreviationOSW
Formation2008
TypeNonprofit
26-3128590
PurposeUse technology to raise awareness on foster care and empower caring people to support kids in need.
HeadquartersTrenton, NJ
Location
  • 183 Scotch Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628
Coordinates40°16′29″N 74°48′19″W / 40.2748°N 74.8053°W / 40.2748; -74.8053
Founder, Executive Director
Danielle Gletow
Affiliations800+ Community Partners
Staff
6
Volunteers
Varying (50-100)
WebsiteOneSimpleWish.org

One Simple Wish is a non-profit that uses technology to raise awareness about foster care and connect caring people to kids in need. One Simple Wish had developed a unique wish granting platform that allows anyone to browse and grant wishes made by young people impacted by foster care and those in under-served communities. Examples of granted wishes include bikes, laptops, books, eye glasses, tickets to concerts and shows, clothing, and playground equipment.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

One Simple Wish was founded in August 2008 in Ewing, New Jersey, by Danielle Gletow. As a 501(c)(3) organization,[4][5] One Simple Wish has been granting wishes to foster children and impoverished or vulnerable families on a national scale. The store front, commonly called the "Wish Shop" or "Dress Shop", has been part of this organization since June 2010.[1] The Wish Shop closed in July 2010 due to a lack of funding and the Board of Directors' desire to focus more closely on the Wish Granting and Wish To Work programs.

Programs[edit]

Wish Granting: The Wish Granting program is One Simple Wish's core program and each year grants more than 1,000 wishes to foster children and vulnerable families through their website. Wishes range in value from $5–$100 and include items like sports equipment, shoes and clothing, tickets to museums, small appliances, and gift cards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Karas, David (2011-01-30). "Founder of Ewing's One Simple Wish takes her message to a national TV audience". NJ.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ Elmore, Kimberly (2010-05-28). "Scratch the Surface". Identity Magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. ^ Galler, Joan (2010-11-04). "NJ nonprofit One Simple Wish launches drive for Thanksgiving baskets". The Trentonian. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Charity Search". US Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  5. ^ "hiladelphia Eagle Ellis Hobbs Makes More Than One Simple Wish Come True For NJ Kids". Mercer County Woman. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 1 May 2011.

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