about us

Wishing Wings is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to meet the essential needs of youth that are in kinship placement or foster care within Boone County and surrounding counties.

a child enters foster care nearly every minute!

There is an estimated 443,000 youth in foster care on any given day in the United States.  Of those estimated 443,000 youth, 20,000 will age out of foster care and never achieve permanency. While Indiana has an estimated 32,000 youth in foster care.

Teenage foster youth often have the hardest time adjusting, especially if they have been in the system for multiple years.

Wishing wings boutique

The boutique provides youth a positive experience of shopping in a consignment like atmosphere.  The setting encourages youth to make their own selections.  In the boutique, you will find clothing, shoes, bedroom decorations, makeup, toys, and infant equipment. There is an emphasis on teenage clothing and styles as generally, supply closets don’t carry teenage sizes. All items are provided to “customers” without a charge!

 

Boutique Schedule:  6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21 and 12/19 from 9 AM – 4 PM

Location:  Central Christian Church, 311 E. Main St, 2nd Floor, Lebanon, IN 46052

grant a wish

Funds can be tight for kinship placement or foster families for extracurricular activities. Through granting a wish, youth have a chance to make important connections, experience new things and find their passion.

holiday “experience” drive

It is important for youth to feel accepted and welcomed into their kinship or foster families and what better way than to give them an “experience”.  An “experience” is an outing or event that the whole family can enjoy together during the holiday season.

  

A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home. Boone County CASA