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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Charity Spotlight ~ Wishing Well Foundation USA

This charity highlight is on the Wishing Well Foundation USA, Inc.

A percentage of the profits from The Beautiful Home Store is donated to this wonderful organization.

Their mission: "Wishing Well Foundation USA Inc., was founded on the premise that children with life threatening illnesses are denied the basic right to grow into adulthood. For these unfortunate children, The Wishing Well Foundation will fulfill the fondest wish of any child not expected to reach age 18. Each wish, the child's very own, must be completed while the child is able to enjoy the wish to the fullest extent. Both the child and family will share in the experience and create happy memories together. The Wishing Well Foundation is committed to this single purpose."

How the Foundation started: "Confronted with the tragedy of a family friend with a terminally ill child, the founders, Elwin and Lisbeth LeBeau, comforted their friend as best they could as their friend's child's life slowly ebbed away. That experience left an impression in the LeBeau's lives which caused them to wonder about other critically ill children and their families...families financially unable to provide their ill child with anything other than the basic needs.

Responding to that thought the LeBeau’s learned about some of the charitable organizations reaching out to these children and their families. But as Lisbeth so aptly states, "Can there be too many groups granting last wishes to children with life threatening illnesses". Since there are literally thousands of children in the United States who have unfulfilled wishes, the answer to that question is quite simple.


And so...Utilizing their own funds, the LeBeau’s began reaching out to families of children with life threatening illnesses by establishing the first The Wishing Well Foundation USA Inc., in Louisiana."

They have aided many, many children with their families to experience their fondest wish. Children like Amber, Duane, and Payton.....

These beautiful children did not live past their 18th year.

Please give this charity a look. It is well worth the tears and effort.

Wishing Well Foundation USA, Inc.
3000 West Esplanade Avenue
Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone 504-841-0001
Email wellfoundation@bellsouth.net


  1. Awww, this makes me so sad! What a wonderful foundation this is! It reminds me of our local Canuck Place, in way.

    How can you not help, right? Every little bit counts! :)

  2. For anyone coming across this article now...please DO NOT donate to this "charity." They are rated the worst charity in the USA. Please look at Charity Navigator. They have 0 stars and give only 5 cents of every dollar donated to "help" terminally ill children. They are under investigation by several state's Attorneys General. They spend 80% of their budget on fundraising, which is often harassing and bullying people. I urge you, research before you donate and endorse a charity. Make a Wish is much more reputable.

  3. I just reviewed them on Charity Navigator. That is not the information nthey gave me when I spoke with them directly. That is so sad. I will change my charity now to Make a Wish. Thank you so much for alerting me.


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