Twilight Wish Welcomes New Chapter Director

Twilight Wish Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Bailee McCauley as the Fort Worth, Texas Chapter Director.  McCauley brings with her more than 15 years of experience in the geriatric social services industry.  Through support and advocacy, McCauley works to foster an environment of self worth, respect and dignity for the elderly. She will be making wishes come true for deserving seniors in Texas and making our world a nicer place to age.

A Final Smile from Phyllis

Phyllis Fay, 88, had her wish to meet David Archuleta granted on January 11, 2012.  The last five years of Phyllis’ life was very difficult as she fought breast cancer.   During this time, Phyllis also came to know and love a very special young man, David Archuleta. Phyllis was always too ill to attend David’s concerts so her daughter and granddaughter made a request through Twilight Wish  for David to visit Phyllis at her home and sing for her. David and  songwriter, Sunny Hilden, came to Phyllis’ home, visited with her and her family and David sang “Ave Maria” just for Phyllis. Even though David was on his way to the airport to leave on his trip to the Phillipines that afternoon he and Sunny both felt they should make the visit before he left rather than wait until he returned home in one month. Six days later Phyllis fell at home and hit her head. One week later Phyllis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and seven weeks to the day of David’s visit Phyllis passed away.  Many of David’s fans sent her letters,  cards, and  beautiful hand made gifts to Phyllis which she enjoyed very much.

Bucks Business Professionals to Partner with Twilight Wish Foundation

Bucks Business Professionals, a local business networking organization, is partnering with Twilight Wish Foundation to grant the wishes of low-income seniors in Doylestown and the surrounding areas.  As part of the partnership, Bucks Business Professionals plans to contribute their diverse resources, volunteer their time, and sponsor and host special events to benefit Twilight Wish.

“We are energized and excited to make wishes come true,” said president Ruth Ann Roche.  “We plan on taking a hands-on approach to wish granting and look forward to working with Twilight Wish.”

Bucks Business Professionals, a Bucks County-bsed organization dedicated to holding members to the highest industry standards, shares business-to-business ideas and leads.  Meetings are held on a weekly basis and membership opportunities are available.  For more information, please visit www.bucksbusinessprofessionals.com.

 

Twilight Wish Receives Donation from Dominion

Twilight Wish Foundation, recently received a donation from The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy companies. Robert Sauer, Station Director of Fairless Works, one of Dominion’s generating stations, presented a check for $5,000 to the staff of Twilight Wish Foundation.  The funding received from The Dominion Foundation will be used to grant simple needs wishes for deserving, low-income elderly. 

“Twilight Wish is proud to receive this grant from Dominion towards our simple needs wish granting program,” said Forkin, founder and chairman of the board of Twilight Wish Foundation.  “Many more seniors will have their wishes granted, thanks to the generosity of Dominion.”

The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies. Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 28,200 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates the nation’s largest natural gas storage system with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states.   For more information about Dominion, visit the company’s website at www.dom.com.

Therapy Dog Helps Grant Erie Woman’s Wish

Evelyn Black, 80, an Air Force veteran and retired nurse, had her wish for a visit from a Golden Retriever granted on December 5, 2011.  Because of several medical issues, Black is rarely able to leave her home and requires continuous oxygen therapy.  A single mother, Black also volunteered with the Maria House Project in Erie and as a Eucharistic minister at her church.  Special thanks to Therapy Dogs United of Erie, PA for making this poignant wish come true.  Click here for news coverage of this wish.

Make Seniors’ Wishes Come True This Holiday Season

Just eight short years ago, Twilight Wish became the very first national wish-granting organization dedicated to helping low-income seniors make their wishes come true. Since then, Twilight Wish has granted over 1,642 individual wishes. With your help, we can grant even more wishes and continue to make a difference in the lives of these seniors, many of whom struggle to get by on fixed incomes.

Twilight Wish is very fortunate to have both a dedicated staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to grant as many wishes as possible. However, we still need your help, your compassion and your generosity to continue honoring members of our “Greatest Generation.”

Please take a moment this holiday season to join us in waving the wand and making wishes come true for deserving, economically-disadvantaged senior citizens across the U.S.  Rest assured, we will use your tax-deductible donation wisely. In fact, for every dollar you donate to Twilight Wish, 77 cents goes toward granting wishes to our underserved elderly population.  

Oftentimes, the holidays can be especially difficult for seniors. So many are isolated at home or in nursing facilities, and never receive any visitors. This year, let our seniors know they are not forgotten by donating generously to Twilight Wish. Click here to Donate Now.

Wishing you and yours a joyous and peace-filled holiday season.

Rita M., 79, Has Wish for Screen Magnifier Granted

Rita Miller, 79, a resident of Daughter’s of Israel nursing facility in West Orange, New Jersey, had her wish for a computer screen magnifier granted on November 8, 2011.  Miller wished for a computer screen magnifier so that she could see the computer screen, allowing her to email her family and have access to the internet.  Thanks to the elder care law firm, Hauptman and Hauptman of Livingston, New Jersey, who funded Miller’s wish.   Miller was presented with the magnifier and a certificate honoring her and commemorating the event by Twilight Wish New Jersey regional director, Sally Buonomo, and Yale Hauptman, Hauptman and Hauptman P.C.

First Zumbathon Fundraiser Huge Success

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Twilight Wish in our very first Zumbathon fundraiser on Sunday, November 13, 2011.  We had a great turnout and a lot of fun!

Francis, 77, Has Wish to Play One More Round of Golf Granted

Francis Wisniewski, 77, an Army veteran, had his wish to play one more round of golf granted on September 29, 2011.  Wisniewski was an avid golfer, but due to several medical issues, is no longer able to golf on his own.  He now resides in the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home for veterans in Erie.  Wisniewski, former nursing home Activities Director, John Guras, and Doctor of Physical Therapy students, Nick Dwyer and Sean Asp, hit the links at the Lawrence Park Golf Course in Erie

Genuine Swarovski Crystal Earrings For Sale

Twilight Wish is offering genuine Swarovski crystal earrings.  The earrings are in the shape of an angel and are available in 5 colors: copper, violet, light rose, aqua and iridescent.  They’re available for $15 each and $27 for two.  Cost includes shipping and handling.  All proceeds will go directly to the foundation. To order, please call toll free 877-893-9474.