Holiday Wish

You can grant a child's holiday wish.

Call (614) 275-2525 or click here to donate online.

Holiday Wish

Holiday Wish allows youth under the care of Franklin County Children Services to request a special toy or gift. Each year, the central Ohio community provides gifts for more than 6,000 children who may have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions. In some cases, these are the only gifts that these children will receive all year. You can help make the holidays special.

Here is how Holiday Wish works:

  • Each child age 11 and younger selects toys or other gifts valued at $50.
  • Each youth age 12 and older receives a $60 gift card to Target or Walmart.
  • Donations of any dollar amount are accepted to help purchase gift cards and food certificates for families. Donations may be tax deductible.
  • Donors may sponsor one or more children. They will receive each child's wish list, shop for the toys, wrap each gift separately, and deliver them to Holiday Wish.
  • Individuals and groups may also contribute new, unwrapped toys and gifts of their choice and drop them off at Holiday Wish.

Holiday Wish is located near I-70 in the Children Services' building at 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223. Click here for directions.

Help make a child's wish come true this year by:

Our Holiday Wish office at 855 W. Mound Street will be open to receive donations as follows:

  • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday December 6 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, December 9 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sundays, December 10 and 17 from 12 to 3 p.m.

Holiday Wish will be closed from November 23 through 25. Donations that fulfill wish lists should be turned in prior to December 10. Additional toy donations will be accepted through December 22 at 5 p.m.

Click below to watch a Holiday Wish video.

Important Links

 Click here to learn about Holiday Wish's Black Girl Magic Toy Drive.

Agency representatives are available to speak about Holiday Wish at a meeting or your civic group or organization. Click here to request a speaker.

For more information about Holiday Wish, contact the volunteer department at (614) 275-2690.

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