Making Birthdays Sweeter For Children in Homeless Shelters and Foster Care
2nd Annual Light a Candle Gala
THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL!
Thank You to Our Incredible Sponsors!
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our amazing sponsors who made our 2nd annual "Light a Candle" gala, a resounding success. Their unwavering support and generosity have played a pivotal role in the success of the One Wish Project and our mission to bring hope, joy and value to children in foster care and shelters. We are immensely grateful for their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.
Thanks to your support, we will be able to more than double the number of birthday celebrations for children in shelters and foster care. In addition, we will be on our way to meet our goal of extending our reach from the North Shore to include Boston, and its surrounding cities, as well as launching strategic partnership efforts.
We would also like to express our deep appreciation to our dedicated team and volunteers. Their tireless efforts and unwavering dedication were instrumental in bringing the "Light a Candle" gala to life. Their commitment to our cause has made a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.
As we continue our mission, we invite you to stay connected with us and learn more about the incredible work we do at One Wish Project. Please explore our website for upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and ways to further support our cause. Your ongoing involvement and support are vital in helping us continue to bring light into the lives of deserving children.
Once again, we extend our deepest appreciation to all of our esteemed sponsors, including IRA Motor Group, Institution for Savings, High-Tech Window & Siding, and Rodman for Kids, for their generosity, trust, and belief in One Wish Project. Together, we are making birthday dreams come true and spreading hope.
The One Wish Project Team
At 14, when I started high school, I wanted to set some new goals for myself. Working hard to get good grades and challenging myself in new ways were my priorities. My mother always encouraged me and my two older brothers to get involved in a community-related service that would provide us with opportunities to help others who are experiencing difficulties in life. I knew this was not only a great opportunity to get involved in something meaningful but a way to break out of my comfort zone. I chose to use my love for baking to celebrate the birthdays of children living in homeless shelters.
For as far back as I can remember, my parents always made me feel special on my birthdays. Not all children are as fortunate as I have been. The town I have grown up in is less than two miles from one of the poorest cities in Massachusetts where there are dozens of homeless shelters. I know that the families who live there struggle to provide a home, food, and security for their children, let alone a birthday party. I can only imagine the stress that must fill their lives daily. One Wish Project was born from my idea that I would celebrate the birthdays of these children who are living in circumstances that are beyond their control. Along the way, I hope I can alleviate just a little stress off the shoulders of the parent(s) who just wants to see his/her child happy and feeling extra special on their birthday.
Making A Difference
One Cake At A Time
Celebrating the birthdays of over 250 deserving children a year in Massachusetts
The First Delivery
April 29, 2017 at the Lazarus House
With her babysitting money, Hannah purchased what she needed to bake her very first birthday cake and purchase presents for 9-year old Abrian. Since then, Hannah has baked over 200 cakes for very deserving children.
Celebrating 5 Years
June 3, 2022 at the Lazarus House
What a difference 5 years makes. Since that first partnerhip with the Lazarus House in 2017, One Wish Project has expanded to seven additional shelters and the Department of Children and Families.