Open Wishes

Thursday
Jun302016

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.

Thursday
Jun302016

James H., 87, Sherman, TX

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. We need to raise $5,000 to cover the cost of transportation, lodging, reunion fees and other expenses. Unfortunately, timing is critical as we need to reserve their spot at the reunion by July 15th.

 Please help us honor this brave veteran and grant his wish! 

Wish ID: 2976

Tuesday
Jun212016

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

Tuesday
Jun212016

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

Tuesday
May242016

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

Thursday
Feb182016

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

Thursday
Jun182015

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Sunday
Feb012015

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Chapter

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

Wish ID: MercerCo

Friday
Jan302015

Long Island, NY Chapter

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

Wish ID: LongIslandNY