At this first stop on the tour, One Simple Wish will be partnering with Camden-based social service organization The Nehemiah Group in order to grant two very special wishes of two local foster children:
A flight lesson for a teen in foster care who wants to learn how to fly
A boat ride for a foster child who has never been on a boat
While granting these wishes, One Simple Wish will also kick off their month-long tour by hosting a party for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. The party will be held at the Wiggins Park Marina in Camden, NJ from 11AM – 3PM.
Beginning with this event in Camden, One Simple Wish will be visiting 30 cities in 30 days, granting 30 wishes. “May is National Foster Care Awareness Month and we are raising awareness and action by taking our wish granting program to cities all across the country to shed light on the positive programs supporting youth in foster care in the US,” says Danielle Gletow, One Simple Wish’s Founder and Executive Director. Gletow, along with her two children and One Simple Wish employees, will hit the road in a 28-foot RV on May 1, 2012 to begin logging more than 4,000 miles. At each stop, the One Simple Wish crew will interview foster care providers, child advocates, and most importantly young adults and children impacted by the foster care system. These interviews will be featured as part of an online video blog being created so the public can track the journey and find out more about the agencies and individuals being visited. Wishes are also being granted at every stop, and the public will be provided with one simple way to help each organization.
One Simple Wish is seeking sponsors for this event in Camden as well as donations of gas & grocery gift cards; with sponsorships ranging from sponsoring one mile to the entire journey. See a full city list or find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About One Simple Wish
One Simple Wish is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to granting simple wishes to foster children, at-risk youth and impoverished families. On their website donors can browse through hundreds of wishes and select a specific wish to grant. Wishes range from $5 to $100, making wish granting simple and affordable. As of March 2012, One Simple Wish has proudly granted more than 2500 wishes to children and families in need. For more information about One Simple Wish; to grant a wish or to volunteer; please visit www.onesimplewish.org or call 609-883-8484.
About The Nehemiah Group
Founded in 1999, the Nehemiah Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community development and social service organization proving mentoring, housing, and employment services to at-risk and foster care youth, formerly incarcerated, and homeless individuals. The Nehemiah Group (NG) exists to equip, mentor, counsel, and empower transitional youth and adults by providing a holistic approach in establishing a purposeful mentor/mentee relationship to address the needs of those seeking to improve their quality of their lives and move toward self-sufficiency. For more information, visit www.nehemiahgroup.org