Adopt A Wish Family for Thanksgiving & Christmas
2020 has been a challenging year for so many people. Our Wish Families continue to struggle to take care of their child living with a life threatening illness. The holidays bring on additional stress as many try to find part time work to pay for Xmas presents and provide for holiday meals for all their children. Being thankful at Thanksgiving requires them to find food at the emergency food banks. This year, we would like to help by bringing families in need a Thanksgiving Package. (Turkey, side dishes, tablecloth, apple pie etc.)
During the Christmas season, we invite folks to adopt a wish family who may need extra support to make Christmas a little brighter. Participants purchase gifts for each member of the family. You can choose the family size you want to adopt. If you do not have the time to shop, you can donate cash and we will shop for you. We also ask each family to identify a few household items they may need, as many do not have enough money to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their families. Examples: sheets, comforters, curtains, bath curtains, dishes, pots and pans etc.
SUPPORT A WISH
A Wish Come True Needs Your Help: Be Safe by Doing Good
Why purchase someplace else when your purchase of hand sanitizers directly support a child suffering with a life threatening illness? This 2 oz bottle of hand sanitizer with aloe kills 99.9% of germs and has 80% alcohol! Proceed directly supports our Wish Program. All purchases are tax free and tax deductible.
Hardship Memorial Fund
Our Families Need US Now More Than Ever!
Our families have reached out to us requesting assistance with basic needs: groceries, paying bills and emergency funding. The Meghan Duffy Hardship Fund has been established to help them directly. We have helped 14 families so far but need you!
HEAR FROM A WISH MOM
THE MAGIC OF A WISH
Colleen Duffy, Board Chair and Executive Committee
President of the Meghan K. Duffy Memorial Foundation
Amy Parker, Esq., Vice Chair of Board and Executive Committee
General Counsel & Director of H.R., AGI Construction
Victor Santos, Secretary and Executive Committee
Director HR, City of East Providence/ Owner Galito Restaurant
James Cavanaugh Jr. | Philanthropist, Business Owner, Fall River, MA
Steven Napolillo | Senior Athletic Director, Providence College Friars
Frank L. Ray | President Holiday Travel, Retired Teacher, Musician - Westport, MA
Cynthia Rodrigues | Retired President Southeastern Mass Labor Council
Ron Volpe | Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator/Sales Manager, Shamrock Home Loans
Mary-Kate O'Leary, Executive Director
Nicole White, Director of Program Services