Holiday Wish

You can grant a child's holiday wish! Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are asking for NO TOY DONATIONS THIS YEAR! Instead, we hope donors will consider a financial gift.

For this year, AND THIS YEAR ONLY, Holiday Wish will be moving to a GIFT CARD ONLY model. This change will allow us to safely accept monetary donations ONLY.

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 6,500 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.

This year, our nation and our state have faced new challenges that none of us have seen in our lifetimes. This will make the upcoming holidays particularly challenging for those who may need the magic of the season the most.

In response to this, Holiday Wish has changed its model to help ensure the safety of our staff, community members and families. Our children have been able to depend on our community since 1963 to grant over 200,000 wishes and we know that this year will be no different.

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

You can help make a child's wish come true by:

  • Sending a check made payable to the Franklin County Children's Fund to 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
  • Donating online using a debit or credit card

These cash donations will be used to provide our youth under 12 with a $50 gift card, and our youth 12 and over with a $60 gift card.

We can't wait to see you again in 2021!

Click below to watch a Holiday Wish video.


Important Links

For more information about Holiday Wish, contact the volunteer department at (614) 275-2525.

Follow Franklin County Children Services on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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(614) 229-7000
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