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The Wish List Project

Education - Equity - Access - Opportunity

The Wish List Project (TWLP) is a nonprofit community organization fostering student and family success through educational equity. We provide programming and student grants for underserved youth and low income families to access educational resources, extracurricular activities and youth development opportunities.



#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when The Wish List Project and thousands of other non-profit organizations focus on their holiday and end-of-year fundraising.

The Wish List Project Educational Enrichment Grants for Students are designed to assist low income families and their children who wish to develop themselves further through extracurricular activities, leadership skills training or by acquiring educational tools to help meet their goals. Professionals from the community are invited to nominate someone who shows potential and need, but hasn’t had the opportunities or resources. Types of grants that may be funded: fees and registration costs, senior year activities, workshops, tutoring, cultural programs, transit assistance, supplies for college classes, and sports, music and art equipment. 

DONATE - Your financial support provides opportunities for local kids to pursue their interests and acquire resources their families cannot afford. Whether it’s music, athletics, art, technology or leadership, extracurricular activities help young people develop self confidence and a sense of control in their lives. It’s been shown that this positive development leads to successes in school and in life. It also helps our community as a whole by increasing graduation rates, creating a better prepared work force, and reducing crime and poverty rates. You can choose a particular student you’d like to support or allow us to apply it where it is needed most.

DONATIONS OF GOODS OR SERVICES - New or nearly new sports equipment, athletic shoes, art supplies, musical instruments, music and art instruction, laptops/notebooks, tutoring, copy paper, school supplies and gift cards are needed also.

VOLUNTEER – The Wish List Project is made possible because of people like you that share their time and talents with us. It’s fun, rewarding and you’re giving back to your community. You can volunteer for events, in our office, or with our media team. Please let us know if you can help.

SHOP – Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon gives The Wish List Project 0.5% of the cost of your purchases. GO TO AMAZON SMILE 

SHARE – Tell others about The Wish List Project.

  • Share our message with your social media community – we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest.
  • Introduce us to your social or professional organization – we’ll provide a speaker and share our mission.
  • Host a dessert night – invite friends and neighbors to gather and learn about TWLP and various opportunities to support our work. Dessert, coffee & materials provided.

Together we can reach even more kids by spreading awareness to those who can make a difference. THANK YOU!