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Monthly Mentoring Chat with Therese Niemiec

Therese Niemiec – Little Wishes Foundation

Little Wish Foundation

-Granting wishes in the $500-$1000 range to children battling cancer

-Started by Therese’s daughter Liz when she was 16

-Has currently granted 950 wishes

-Operating in 13 hospitals in 7 states, with a goal to grow nationwide

Advice to Someone Wanting to Start a Non-Profit Organization

-Ask questions and learn from people that have started other non-profits

-Hire a good non-profit accountant

-Put together a strong board of directors for guidance and leadership

Managing the Time Commitment of Running a Non-Profit Organization

-It’s easy to put in the hours when you see the results and how it touches families

-Her life felt complete after she started helping others

-Believes that if you are able to help someone else, you should do so in some capacityTherese is inspired by the time management skills of her own mother

Ways to Get Involved with Little Wish Foundation


  • Donate time
  • Donate money
  • Volunteer to help with an event

Phrase Therese Lives By

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill