A Birthday Wish was featured in the May 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.
AS THE TWIN TOWERS FELL on September 11, 2001, Wall Street trader Jane Hoffman ran in terror. Once safely home, she was pierced by the thought If that had been it, would this have been enough? Shaken, she took stock of her life and realized the answer was a resounding no. She resigned from her high-paying job and began using her financial skills to fund-raise for small community nonprofits — but while she found this work rewarding, she was still not quite fulfilled. Then, in 2014, as she cruised a county fair in her New Jersey town with her kids, she hit on the idea of her own nonprofit, A Birthday Wish (ABW). “In between the funnel cake and the bouncy house, I found CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates], a group of volunteers who watch over neglected or abused children who have been removed from their homes,” says Jane. Click here to download the full article.