In 2006, Danielle Gletow and her husband, Joe, became foster adoptive parents in NJ and since then their lives changed forever. Danielle and Joe fell in love with the children they met in the foster care system and vowed to create a way for more people to support children who’ve been victims of abuse and neglect in the US. Believing that these children deserved their voices, Danielle and Joe invested their own money in creating One Simple Wish in 2008 and have since become passionate advocates for children in foster care and those that have been impacted by the system. In March 2013, Danielle was named a CNN Hero for her work supporting kids in foster care. Danielle is a frequent presenter at events throughout the country focusing on foster care, children’s rights and social innovation.
Grant a wish, change a life. That’s the mission at One Simple Wish, a non-profit that grants the wishes of children in foster care. Our guest this week on BetterWorldians Radio is Danielle Gletow, the founder of One Simple Wish. She’ll discuss how her organization is working to change the perception of foster care and adoption and how more people can get involved in supporting children in need. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!