Lowell Wish Project
Donna received her BS in Biology from Loyola College and spent 15 years in corporate America working with a wide variety of industries in her career in technical sales (medical) and corporate training (engineering). She left her job as a corporate trainer in 2000 to have children and soon after began volunteering with many social service agencies. In 2005 she founded The Wish Project Goods Bank. Each year Wish provides an estimated value of $1million in value of free goods out to more than 26,000 clients per year.
The Wish Project is dedicated to saving the environment while providing donated goods to those in need in the Merrimack Valley of MA. Wish recycles more than 580 tons per year of appliances, clothing, home and baby goods. Each week Donna publishes the Urgent Need E-News that reaches 14 towns and more than 2,000 donors to spur specific donations for waiting wishes.
Most recently she will be honored on Dec 1st by the World AID’s Day with a Delivery Award (for delivering goods to help those with AIDS). Donna has been recognized in Lowell by the City of Lowell Hunger/Homeless Commission with the Marty Miller Award in 2004, the Because of Her award during Women’s week 2005, Unsung Heroine by the State of MA in 2007 and in Boston by the Bank of America for being a Local Hero in 2008. She was featured in the Boston Globe in Dec 2008 for her work.