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.


Johnny C., 69, Alabaster, AL

Johnny served our country in the Army during WWII and the Vietnam War.  He also played guitar in a band who would play for free for fundraising events. He now suffers with an illness that makes it difficult to get in and out of his chair.  His wish is for a lift chair to make transferring easier. This chair would provide a higher quality of life for him.

We need to raise $800 for the chair. Please donate to make Johnny's simple wish come true.

Wish ID: 2972


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

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. 

We need to raise $800 to cover the travel and accomodations for Margaret and her daughter who will accompany her. Please donate to make her wish come true!

Wish ID: 2572


Patricia R., 87, Lima, PA

Patricia resides in a nursing home and has been feeling down lately due to the loss of her vision.  She would love to go out and do some shopping, get her nails done and enjoy a nice lunch.  She volunteered at Jefferson Hospital in her past and is described as one of the nicest people she knows by her social worker who nominated her for this wish.  

We need to raise $400 to make her wish come true.  Please donate today!

Wish ID: 2912


Dorothy G., 78, Royal Palm Beach, FL

Thanks to a generous donation from the FT Cares Foundation, Dorothy will have her wish granted!

Dorothy gave much of her time helping her family members before they passed away. She now lives alone and has trouble getting up  from her couch due to a chronic medical condition.  She would like a lift chair to make this easier and she cannot afford one as she lives a fixed income.


Constance E., 71, Farrell, PA

Constance is a volunteer with the nurses guild at her church and serves on the kitchen committee.  She is very proud of her heritage and would like to visit the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC with her granddaughter.  We need to raise $1,000 to cover the cost of the trip.  Please donate to help make this special wish come true!

Wish ID: 2887


Hortense W., 81, Farrell, PA

Thanks to our wonderful donors including the FT Cares Foundation, Hortense will have her wish granted!

Hortense lost four great-grandchildren tragically in a house fire many years ago.  The family was never able to afford a grave stone for them. Her greatest wish is to get one.  


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Wish ID: Donate


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