Javier is in the foster care system. According to the National Foster Youth Institute, more than 23,000 children in the U.S. will “age out”—meaning these kids hoped to be adopted into permanent families, but they weren’t. After age 18, about 20% of the children who were in foster care become instantly homeless. So life wasn’t easy before foster care, and, for some, it doesn’t get easier.
One Simple Wish helps “send some love to a child who needs it.” Browsing the wishes will give you a peek at these kids’ dreams: a new water bottle, a birthday present, a raincoat…groceries.
In one lunch break, you could become the philanthropist you’ve always wanted to be—an Awesome Human who’s telling a Wish Story like this one: