Mildred Lowry, a resident of Grundy Gardens in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a desktop video magnifier granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Lowry, 77, has macular degeneration which has greatly affected her vision and ability to read. She is very independent and would like to remain that way for as long as possible. Having a video magnifier will assist her with this as she would be able to continue to read her mail and pay her bills. Lowry was a den mother for her two sons’ Cub Scouts troops and also volunteered at their elementary school as an aide and tutor. Because she lives on a fixed income, she cannot afford the cost of this expensive magnifier on her own. Thanks to a generous donor, her wish was granted on August 10, 2022.
Raymond Haines, a resident of Garden Spring Center in Willow Grove, had his simple wish for a sewing machine and supplies granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Haines, 72, worked as a tailor since he was 16 years old. Although he is now a resident of Garden Spring, he wants to keep busy and feel useful by mending and altering other residents’ clothing for free. Thanks to generous donors, his wish was granted on July 18th.
Raphaela (Vicki) Washington, a resident of Philadelphia, had her simple wish for a medical alert device and a gift card to Trader Joe’s granted, thanks to our generous donors. Washington, 90, lives on her own in Philadelphia. When she was younger, she volunteered in her church and made dinners for those in need. Because she lives on a fixed income, she could not afford the medical alert device on her own. And, with the rising cost of groceries, it is a struggle for her to afford food on her own. Thanks to generous donors, her wish was granted on Thursday, July 6th when Twilight Wish staff present her with the device and gift card.
Sherry Davis, 75, a resident of Philadelphia, had her wish for a family portrait granted, thanks to Nancy Wiggs Photography and Twilight Wish Foundation. Long Beach Island is a treasured yearly vacation for Davis and her family. She wished for a family beach portrait, but could not afford to pay for it on her fixed income. Her daughter pays for the house rental and Davis wished to contribute in some way. Thanks to the generosity of Nancy Wiggs Photography, her wish was granted!
Charles Olsen, a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had his wish to go to one more Phillies game, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Olsen, 75, is battling cancer and his prognosis isn’t good. Thanks to a generous donor, Olsen, his social worker and four friends enjoyed great seats at a recent game.
The residents of Garden Spring Nursing & Rehabilitation Center received a visit from the Quiver Traveling Farm on May 11th, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Among the animals that visited that day were a calf, sheep, goats, a pig, a turkey, ducks, rabbits, chicks, and guinea pigs. It was a fun day for the residents who were able to pet and feed the animals.
Residents of Neshaminy Manor in Warrington were treated to a surprise performance by the Uptown String Band, Bucks County’s only Mummers organization, on Monday, May 9, 2022, thanks to local nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation. The seniors, who were decked out in Mardi Gras beads, thoroughly enjoyed the performance and were dancing in their seats!
Joyce Mickens, a resident of Philadelphia, had her simple wish for new clothing and shoes granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Mickens, 65, lives on her own in low-income senior housing. Most of her monthly income goes to bills and food with little left for any extras. Mickens volunteers every week to deliver lunch to other housebound residents at the Sam Tabas Apartments where she lives. Having her wish granted will boost her self-confidence and improve her quality of life. Staff from Twilight Wish delivered several gift cards to Mickens so that she can enjoy a shopping spree!
Beverlee Schnable, a resident of Telford, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted. Schnable, 78, lives on her own in subsidized senior living. Although she needs hearing aids, she cannot afford them on her fixed income. Despite having significant health issues, Schnable is very active in her community. She has volunteered at Grandview Hospital for 14 years, although this was interrupted by the pandemic. Schnable has also been an auxiliary for the Tylersport Fire Company, assisting with fundraising activities for the past 15 years. Additionally, she volunteers with Chosen 300 Ministries in Pottstown once a month as a meal server. Her wish for hearing aids was be granted on April 20, 2022.
Elsie Day, 79, a resident of York, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish to travel to Atlanta to celebrate her 80th birthday with her family granted, thanks to our headquarters. Although Day won’t turn 80 until October, she wished to make the trip now as she is battling stage four lung cancer. Day is originally from Haiti and has family around the world so they have never all been together at once. She made the trip to Atlanta at the end of February and had a wonderful time celebrating with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Please Note: Twilight Wish Foundation is registered in Pennsylvania as a nonprofit corporation and is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations made to grant open wishes are tax deductible. Twilight Wish Foundation will make every effort to ensure that donated funds go to the wish of your choice. If this is not possible, we will apply the funds to the most urgent and similar wish open at the time. Twilight Wish Foundation has final decision-making authority over the use of all donations.