2018 “Week of Wishes”

Twilight Wish Foundation, Inc., is an award-winning 501(c)3 charitable organization, and the first national wish granting organization for seniors in the United States. Over 2,700 Twilight Wish stories have changed the future of aging for the past 15 years. Now you have an opportunity to bring “WOW Moments” to seniors today and help make the world become a nicer place to age.

A $1,000 Membership Fee supports our 2nd Annual “WOW – Week of Wishes” national challenge to change the way society views aging.

Complete the application online, or download the application and email it to Cass.Forkin@TwilightWish.org or fax back to 215-230-8770 or mail to Twilight Wish, PO Box 1042, Doylestown, PA 18901.
WHO CAN BECOME A “WOW MOMENTS” MEMBER?
• You. WOW Members can sponsor in their own names.
• You in Honor of a Loved One. WOW Members can donate in honor of a loved one for Mother’s Day or in honor of a Veteran for Armed Forces Day.
• Your Company. WOW Members can sponsor in the name of their company.

WHEN: May 13, 2018 to May 20, 2018. This date coincides with honoring Mothers on Mother’s Day, Veterans for Armed Services Day, and, senior residents in elder care facilities for National Skilled Nursing Care Week.

WHY: Twilight Wish identifies Twilight Wishes to grant across America and grants these wishes through our chapters. We also encourage others to grant wishes either with our assistance or on their own through our website and social media; and through local, regional and national media. In addition, Twilight Wish is sponsoring a Social Media Photo Contest to engage all ages in honoring seniors. To assist, we provide marketing materials including instructions on YouTube under Cass Forkin for “How to ask a senior what their wish is” and “The importance of granting a Twilight Wish”. Below are some of the 2017 WOW Moment wishes!
➢ Theresia,105, received her high school diploma and made national news.
➢ Beatrice wished to visit her children’s graves one more time.
➢ Lizzie, early stages Alzheimer, wished to paint a mural and eat cheesesteaks with her family at Pat’s in South Philadelphia. Her mural of a dove hangs in a church window.

Make the world a nicer place to age by bringing awareness through your 2018 WOW Moments Membership.

❖ 2018 WOW Moments Members will be recognized in the upcoming Twilight Wish annual report fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.Annual Reports are featured on our website in perpetuity.
❖ Name recognition on Twilight Wish Foundation Website under “About Us” section with separate listing for 2018 WOW Moments Members.
▪ Corporate name and logo for the “About Us” section
▪ Cross marketing and special permission for use of Twilight Wish Foundation WOW logo and trademarks requests to promote the partnership may be granted by the Board of Directors.
❖ 2018 WOW Moment Members are mentioned on Twilight Wish Foundation social media platforms which may include any or all FaceBook, Twitter, Linked In and Instagram.
❖ 2018 WOW Moment Member recognition wooden plaque.
❖ Article listing 2018 WOW Moment Members on our Twilight Wish “Shining Moments” news updates emailed to over 3,000 members
❖ Invitation to attend wish granting events, as appropriate.
❖ Invitation to tour the Twilight Wish headquarters.
❖ Invitation to attend a special event to be held to honor the 2018 WOW Moments Members during the 2018 year for presentation of the plaques and celebration of the 2018 Wow Moments.

Twilight Wish “Week of Wishes”

Seeking 25 National Founding Members To Change the Future of Aging

 PURPOSE: 

Today, Twilight Wish Foundation is about to change the way the future of aging is viewed for a third time with a national outreach.    Along with your membership, we are founding a national movement called “WOW – Week of Wishes” to change the way our society views aging, with the goal to change behaviors and make our world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time. We are seeking 25 national WOW Founding Members to help us reach this goal!

After granting 2,600 Twilight Wishes directly, we are asking everyone in America to reach out and grant a wish to a beloved senior in their own lives even as we grant wishes across the country through our chapters.  This is our inaugural year and we are encouraging the granting of wishes with marketing materials, including stickers, “how to” instructions, and a national WOW photo contest!

Our hope is that this groundbreaking “WOW – Week of Wishes” will become an annual event and encourage others to be kind to seniors and to go out of their way to grant wishes to them.  We will promote with photos and stories that are life changing. 

WHEN:  

The first national “WOW – Week of Wishes” is being held from May 14 to May 20, 2017.  This date coincides with honoring all mothers on Mother’s Day, with honoring Veterans for Armed Services Day, and, with honoring those who take care of seniors in elder care facilities, National Nursing Home Week.  WOW!  We have already identified wishes across the country that will be granted by our chapters and will encourage others to do the same through our chapters; our website and social media; and through local, regional and national media. Some of the wishes include a high school graduation for a 105-year-old woman in hospice, a fishing trip with a lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken and a 86-year-old fighter pilot who wishes to ride in an airplane simulator.  

WHY: 

There are many benefits to being one of the 25 Founding Members.  Most importantly, Founding Members will go down in Twilight Wish history for bringing awareness to the general public by founding the National Movement to make our world a nicer place to age with WEEK OF WISHES – WOW!!!  We will also hang a plaque in our headquarters with every WOW Founding Member named on it for all to see AND you will receive a plaque to hang in your homes or offices reminding others to make our world a nicer place to age.  See full benefit list attached. 

LIMITED:

Founding Members are limited to 25 members only.  First come, first serve basis during our membership drive.  Membership will be sponsored by a Twilight Wish Team Member and is based on history and experience with Twilight Wish, and in support of our mission and vision. 

Call Cass at 215-534-0402 with questions or for more information. 

Twilight Wish “WOW – Week of Wishes” National Founding Member Benefits….$1,000

Limited to 25 Members

Founding Members will go down in perpetuity in Twilight Wish history for making our world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time nationally. 

Twilight Wish will hang a plaque in our headquarters with each WOW Founding Member named on it for all to see. 

WOW Founding Member plaque will be featured at WOW headquarter events. 

Recognition as WOW Founding Member in Twilight Wish annual reports.

Named as a Twilight Wish WOW Founding Member Advisory Board of Directors. Participation in annual WOW Advisory Board Meeting, if desired. 

Name recognition on Twilight Wish Foundation Website under “About Us” section with separate listing for WOW Founding Members/Advisory Board.  Up to four lines of text plus a photo (can be a logo or personal photo.) 

Cross marketing and special permission for use of Twilight Wish Foundation WOW logo and trademarks requests to promote the partnership in accordance with our mission and vision will be approved with 7 day advance notification.  

WOW Founding Members will be mentioned on Twilight Wish Foundation social media platforms to include FaceBook, Twitter, Linked In and Instagram.

Framed wooden plaque recognizing you or your loved ones or your company as a WOW Founding Member .

Article listing the WOW Founding Members on our Twilight Wish “Shining Moments” news updates emailed to over 3,000 members

Invitation to attend wish granting events as appropriate.

Invitation to tour the Twilight Wish headquarters.

Invitation to attend a special event to be held to honor the WOW Founding Members following the WOW Week for presentation of the awards.  

Twilight Wish “Week of Wishes”

WOW!! Our first ever Twilight Wish “Week of Wishes” is coming this spring! Many of our chapters across the country will be granting at least one wish during the week of May 14th through the 19th, conciding with National Nursing Home Week. For the past thirteen years, Twilight Wish has been changing the perception of aging in the U.S.  By celebrating the lives of deserving seniors, we continue to demonstrate that dreams are for everyone and have no age limit.  It’s no surprise that the acronym for Week of Wishes is WOW!

If you work with seniors or have a special senior in your life that has an unrealized wish or dream, please fill out our wish application today and mail it or fax it to us! There is a good chance that, if they meet our criteria, we may grant their wish during our Week of Wishes. And, if you would like to make a difference in the lives of seniors now, donate here or mail your check to P.O. Box 1042, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Stay tuned for more updates here and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!  Together, we can keep making our world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time!