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.


Residents of St. Joseph's Manor, Philadelphia, PA

The Residents have been nominated by their Volunteer Coordinator to receive four tablets which will be used to enhance their daily activities. There are many benefits for seniors who are able to use them. One benefit is that they can provide excitement and open-up a new means of communication to those who can't express themselves in the way they desire. Another is that the music and movie options help to trigger memories of their youth and family years ago.

We are partnering with a local high school to raise the funding needed for the tablets.  The students will then visit the seniors and help them learn how to use them. 

Wish ID: 3039


Judith A., 71, Kings Park, NY

Judith helped care for her mother for many years, until circumstances changed and her mother needed to move away to live with her brother.  Judith is extremely close to her, but they have not had the opportunity to see each other in two years because she cannot afford to the travel expenses.

Judith has volunteered as a crisis counselor at a local college, typed the church bulletin for her parish and played the piano for residents of a nursing home.

Her mother's health is declining and Judith wishes to visit and spend some quality time with her.  We need to raise $1,600 to cover her travel and lodging expenses.  

Wish ID: 3050


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


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 lift 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

Thanks to the Home Depot, Provident Bank and the Central Bucks Rotary, JoAnn and Leo's wish will soon be granted!

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.


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.

Wish ID: LongIslandNY