The Wishwall in Every City was held during NIAF’s 42nd annual gala thanks to the founder of The Wishwall Foundation, Simonetta Lein, President Rapahael Anthony Amabile, and the CEO of NIAF John Viola who gave his utmost support to the project. NIAF is a fundamental part of the Italian-American diaspora that educates, defends, and gives back to the public at large – all with a positive imprint.
For these reasons we are going to act in the community, selecting a wish to grant that allows us to impact a moltitude of people, as per our mission. The Wishwall Foundation is proud and grateful to have brought a substantial symbol of unity and peace, and is very honored that NIAF recognizes the value of our work.
Simonetta Lein, social media influencer and founder of The Wishwall Foundation visited Dignity Housing to deliver something pretty special. Simonetta and her team were armed with an array of HOPE BOXES to deliver to the girls, but she delivered so much more on this special afternoon. The boxes themselves were beautiful, but it was Simonetta's words that were the real gift, all the girls walked away incredibly happy, honored and inspired. - From PegsPresents via facebook
We had the most wonderful time with The Wishwall Foundation and felt inspired by the words of Simonetta Lein. She hand selected all of the items that filled each designed box for the girls that recide with us at the Dignity Housing. Simonetta Lein empowers women to do great things, and create these boxes to instill hope with the message that each girl deserves something special to call her own. Thank you - From Dignity Housing
Thank you once again for your amazing generosity in honoring Christina Grimmie. She was truly one of the most inspiring and loving friends I've ever known in my whole life. - Riley Milan
What do you give to someone who you believe has it all? I found you my Wishwall, you held the stories of us all broken and lost. To dream the impossible. To beat cancer, drugs! Simonetta my gift to you is pure and never ending. You are special, you are loved. Thank you for giving me another year of my life. I give you love and support for the amazing person, that is you. - From Instagram
I love the "zen" love you gave me. I have been meditating more. In a very interesting way after I shared it on The Wishwall my wish has come true. I hope to meet you some day. Love to you always. - Joel from Instagram
Simonetta you mean a lot to my family because of everything you have done and are still trying to do for us. You truly are a Wishmaker. Your articles and what you do get 5 stars from me and you get 1000. - Maria Pozzi
Thank you Simonetta Lein and The Wishwall Foundation for helping us make our wish a reality-with 7500 orders of Pink Plates we will be able to "Paint the Roads Pink". - Pink Plate Staff
I am currently the Minister of Tourism in South Africa and I was hugely privileged to have served in Nelson Mandela's cabinet from 1994 to 1999. Would love to have you, Simonetta Lein, visit South Africa. You are a model, and a great one, but even greater when you can be a role model as well! And clearly many people are inspired by you. - Africa Minister From Twitter
You're a model Simonetta Lein, and a great one, but even greater when you can be a role model as well! And clearly many people are inspired by you. - From Instagram
Simonetta, you represent someone who wanted to do good, saw a need and just went ahead and dove in. That is exactly what we want our leaders to plan to do. We are really really delighted that you will be our first honoree of The Starfish Project For Children.