One Simple Wish
CNN Hero Taps Online Donor Network to Support a Former Foster Youth Battling Kidney Disease
In early March, Miriam Yarde started a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 for the medical bills and living costs that will arise when she receives a life-saving kidney transplant. Less than two months later, the 24-year-old former foster youth and University of California-Berkeley graduate has almost reached her mark on the crowd-sourced fundraising page, and has boosted her goal to $20,000.
No Wish Too Big or Too Small
Kimberly Contreras, an emancipated foster youth attending the University of California Riverside (UCR) and studying to become a surgeon, feared that her studies — and her dream — would be interrupted because of her inability to afford the MCAT (medical college admission test).
One Simple Wish Experiments with Online Platform to Deepen Donor, Foster Youth Connections
One Simple Wish, a non-profit that “grants” foster youth wishes, is launching a new online platform that will improve connections between foster youth and potential foster and adoptive parents. The platform, launching in mid-October, will help “match” children in foster care with donors.
Broadway Benefit Concert Celebrates Hope for Foster Youth
The Al Hirschfeld Theatre stage lit up last Monday night with celebrities and guests gathering to support New York City’s foster children at the 2nd-annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids benefit concert.
One Simple Wish Promotes Nonprofit Collaboration While Brightening Lives
A night of raffles and designer handbags generated $18,000 in donations. The funds raised by the Credit Union of New Jersey Foundation’s recent designer handbag bingo night were not collected for the foundation, but were instead donated to another local nonprofit.
Two Tech-Savvy Non-Profits get Big Boost During Day One of Foster Care Hackathon
With the first day of the White House’s Foster Care Hackathon in the bag, two non-profits seem poised to make huge strides in expanding their reach. In the case of tech-heavy iFoster, the hackathon became a venue for repeated pledges to dramatically expand its program for providing foster youth with laptop computers.