Open Wishes


Please Note: Twilight Wish Foundation is registered in Pennsylvania as a nonprofit corporation and is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations made to grant open wishes are tax deductible. Twilight Wish Foundation will make every effort to ensure that donated funds go to the wish of your choice. If this is not possible, we will apply the funds to the most urgent and similar wish open at the time. Twilight Wish Foundation has final decision-making authority over the use of all donations.


Troy S., 69, Oxford, MS

Troy has served his community as a pastor for 27 years.  He is battling multiple myeloma cancer which has affected his ability to walk and he now spends most of his time at home.  He would love to go to Gatlinburg, TN to see the mountains and breathe in the fresh air. This trip would help to lift his spirits and enjoy some time with his wife.  They cannot afford to take the trip on their own.  To make his wish come true, we need to raise $1500 to cover the cost of travel and lodging. Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3030


Jim F., 75, New York, NY

Jim has a longstanding history and commitment to his community and participates frequently in community events. He uses a bicycle to navigate the city, to make need appointments and to stay fit.  Recently his bicycle was stolen and he cannot afford to replace it because he lives on a limited fixed income.  We need to raise $500 to cover the cost of a new bike and a lock for it.  Please donate to help make his his simple wish come true!

Wish ID: 3035


Nancy S., 84, Birmingham, AL

Nancy loves volunteering at a thrift store working the register. She helps at her church making deliveries and doing paperwork.  She is also on the "Welcome Committee" and assists her Chaplain with their weekly worship service.

Nancy has a cousin who lives in Georgia who is dying of cancer.  She would love to be able to visit her once more before she passes. She feels like this visit will provide them both some closure as well as some time to just enjoy each other.  We need to raise $600 to cover the travel expenses and hotel.  Please donate to make Nancy's wish come true!

Wish ID: 2984


Nicholas M., 74, Dallas, PA

Nicholas is a Navy Veteran who served on the USS WASP. Over the years, he has helped people in his church and community by cutting their lawns and helping to repair things when needed. Due to many health issues, he now suffers from severe back pain and wishes to have a chair that reclines with heat and massage.  He lives on a fixed income and cannot afford one on his own. We need to raise $1,200 to make this simple wish come true. Please donate today!

Wish ID: 2979


James H., 87, Sherman, TX

We are excited to say that James will have his wish granted to attend the reunion thanks to many generous donors!

It is our privilege and duty to honor our  elderly American veterans' sacrifices by fulfilling their wishes. We just received a wish for a brave Marine veteran who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and we need your help to grant it.

James wishes to attend the reunion of the "Chosin Few" as he is 87 and this may be his last chance to do so. The Battle of Chosin Reservoir is considered by many to be the Iwo Jima of the Korean War and Haun is one of precious few surviving members of this battle.

In November of 1950, during the coldest winter North Korea had experienced in 100 years, U.N. forces, many of them U.S. Marines from the 1st Marine Division, were in pursuit of North Korea troops when they were surprised by Chinese forces. Surrounded and outnumbered 8-1 by Chinese forces, the Marines embarked upon a 78-mile journey to the Sea of Japan to reconnect with American forces. Cut off from support, the Marines were still able to fight their way through ten Chinese infantry division.

James and his wife wish to attend the upcoming reunion of these brave men in August in San Diego. But, because of his wife's medical condition, they can only travel by train and she requires an aide.


JoAnn and Leo M., Doylestown, PA

Leo is a Vietnam War Veteran who served in the Army.  He volunteered at the Bucks County Prison from 1987-1995 helping incarcerated veterans.  He also helped start a support group for families of service personnel from Willow Grove Air Base during Operation Desert Storm, which lead to forming the United Veterans of Doylestown. JoAnn is an associate volunteer for the Vietnam Veterans of America and used to work with “Rolling Thunder”, a nonprofit that serves to account for POW & MIA service people.

She is being treated for ovarian cancer.  She has a problem walking now and uses a walker. She will eventually need to use a wheelchair. The only access she has to their car is from the back door to the alley where they park it.  Leo is very concerned her safety and they are in need of a ramp and walkway.  Due to their limited income, they cannot afford to have it built. We need to raise $5,000 to cover the cost of this project.  Please donate to help make their wish come true.

Wish ID: 2590


Mary T., 95, Brooklyn, NY

This is Mary. She is 94 and Adorable!  In the photo we are looking at paint colors and swatches for her room remodel.  

Mary was nominated by her caseworker to receive a Twilight Wish. She was the neighborhood grandma in her time and now everyone is grown and gone. She has taken up residence in a small studio apartment in her home since being discharged from a nursing home. The room is paneled and dark and she can use some furniture (bureau and dresser) a ceiling fan, paint,  an easy chair, a television she can see and man power to get it all done. She loves gardening and flowers, music and dancing.

We are looking to redecorate her room to resemble the way her home used to look with some helpful features like a reality orientation board for her to know the date, season and weather and a communication board for her aides to communicate vital information.

We need to raise $500 to make Mary more comfortable and cozy in her humble little abode. Please donate today!

Wish ID: 2964


Margaret W., 92, Eureka, CA

Thanks to a generous donor, Margaret's wish will come true!

Margaret volunteers at the Eureka Rescue Mission and the Senior Resource Center.  During WWII, she worked in a munitions plant in California.  She wanted to attend the annual Rosie the Riveter convention in June to connect with other "Rosies" but it is to far for her to travel at this time.

When the Oregon American Rosie the Riveter Association found out, they invited her to their meeting in September.  They will enjoy lunch, discuss the convention and hear a speech about WWII. 



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Mercer County, Pennsylvania Chapter

Donations will be used for granting wishes to Mercer County, Pennsylvania seniors.

Wish ID: MercerCo


Long Island, NY Chapter

Donations will be used for granting wishes to Long Island, NY County seniors.

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