One Simple Wish

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One Simple Wish
AbbreviationOSW
MottoGranting simple wishes to deserving children and families in need.
Formation2008
TypeNon-Profit Organization
Purpose/focusGranting simple wishes to deserving children and families in need
HeadquartersEwing, NJ
Location183 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 DirectorDanielle Gletow
Affiliations160+ Community Partners
Staff3
VolunteersVarying (2-10)
WebsiteOneSimpleWish.org
 
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One Simple Wish
AbbreviationOSW
MottoGranting simple wishes to deserving children and families in need.
Formation2008
TypeNon-Profit Organization
Purpose/focusGranting simple wishes to deserving children and families in need
HeadquartersEwing, NJ
Location183 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 DirectorDanielle Gletow
Affiliations160+ Community Partners
Staff3
VolunteersVarying (2-10)
WebsiteOneSimpleWish.org

One Simple Wish is a non-profit that enables caring individuals to grant simple wishes to foster children and impoverished families based in Ewing, New Jersey. Examples of granted wishes include 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 Director's 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 www.onesimplewish.org. Wishes range in value from $5–$100 and include items like sports equipment, shoes and clothing, tickets to museums, small appliances, gift cards and lots more.

Wish To Work:[6] As homelessness and joblessness in youth who age out of foster care is extremely high, Wish To Work offers a series of networking events, seminars, lectures and training led by local business professionals that focus on giving these young people the tools necessary to find and secure jobs or internships in a variety of industries.

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. 
  6. ^ "One Simple Wish-Programs". One Simple Wish. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 

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