Lunch With a Big ❤️: One Simple Wish

Javier is 22 years old and lives in Montclair, NJ. He’s a well-spoken and caring individual who is always looking out for all his siblings. He has been taking as many shifts at work to be able to save up to return to school. Javier recently has been going through a lot with his previous foster mother having a stroke and the loss of his grandfather. Javier is always engaged and tries to find the positive in things.

Javier works over night which has taken a toll on his health by not making the best food choices. He would love to be able to go to the grocery store to purchase some healthier groceries to take to work with him.
— Javier's story on

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:

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