Partner Feature: The Wishing Well
The Wishing Well Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides gently used clothing to foster children, 18 and under, in Pierce County. The Wishing Well is run by Pierce County local, Erika Thompson, who has welcomed over 100 foster children into her home. Since 2016, Wear a Big Smile has partnered with The Wishing Well to keep their shelves stocked with rain boots and coats on a consistent basis.
The Wishing Well is set up just like a regular storefront; visiting foster youth happily “shop” the store much like they would any other retail location. However, all items are donated and free of charge. Most children in the foster system rarely get the chance to experience retail therapy quite like this.
The Wishing Well’s mission is to “provide clothing, supplies, and experiences unavailable to most foster kids and to retain quality foster homes in Pierce County by addressing financial barriers to accepting foster placements.” It is a mission Wear a Big Smile believes in and we are proud to partner with this amazing organization!