Welcome to MapleWishes

What inspired MapleWishes?

We often ask ourselves how we got so "lucky".  Born to caring parents with good jobs, living in a first world country.  We are fortunate to enjoy  good health and education, are safe, and exposed to opportunity.  

Our day to day dilemmas do not involve struggling to keep nourished or even just staying alive.  All around us, across the ocean and across the street, there are kids just like us, who for some reason beknownst only to the universe, were born less lucky.  Years scathed with hunger, poverty, sickness, inopportunity, war and loss.  Years lost to rejection, addiction and misunderstanding.  

What did we do to get so lucky?  Nothing. We have circumstance and a pleothora of choices made well before our very existences to thank for our opportune beginnings.

But as lucky kids, even privileged, we feel that it is our responsibility to live our lives in a way that makes us worthy of the luck and opportunity bestowed so good-fortuningly upon us.  To this end, we started "MapleWishes" with the intention of giving back to our community and inspiring others to do the same. We believe that we are all ultimately responsible for our communities and the people with whom we share them - and that working together towards a common goal will reap benefits far greater than working alone.

Why is MapleWishes important to us?

MapleWishes was originally conceived as a project to take us through our middle and high school years. Our chosen projects are ones we believe we will always be interested in as each of them hold a personal connection for us.  

With time and  higher education, we hope to effect change on a larger scale.  To be solved, problems such as homelessness, refugee displacement, unustainable environmental practices and the pursuit of disease cures require more than just politics, money and technology - they require the collaboration of indivduals working together with a genuine sense of community and an unfeigned resolve to truly better the world for no other reason than to better the circumstances of those with whom they share the earth. 

INSPIRING COMMUNITY

"Inspiring one another to leave positive and enduring footsteps in our wakes..."

https://www.maplewishes.org/