World Wish Project
Inspiring Creative Wishes For Positive Change
- To have a forum to share wishes
- To connect people around community service
- To share information about inspiring charities
The idea for The World Wish Project came about when I was writing my children’s book The Wish Stealers published by Simon & Schuster.
While I was doing research for the story about an ancient woman who steals wishes out of a fountain, and a brave young girl who must fight to return them, I thought about how incredible it would be if all of us made one wish come true for someone. How powerful that would be and how effective if every person was responsible for a single wish. We may not, in one lifetime, be able to bring clean water to every single person on the planet, but we know we can bring clean water wells to a sick child, a pregnant mother, or even an entire village.
My husband, Alexander, and I discussed the charites we loved best, and others we are still learing about. As a former teacher, I love the charity by the National Audubon Society, Pennies for the Planet, because it is accessible to very young children, guiding them to get involved in protecting the environment at an early age.
Every month we will spotlight a charity doing great things, and keep up permanent pages on fantastic charities that everybody should know about–like Free The Children. This charity was started by a 12-year-old boy to help eradicate child labor. Human Rights Watch is probably one of the most important charities on our planet. It is a watchdog for the world to protect brave and courageous people who stand up to injustice in its many forms.
In my book, my heroine Griffin Penshine says, “it is important to do little things that add up to big things.” We know this is the truth. We hope the World Wish Project inspires you to get involved. Best wishes!