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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 5,500 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.

Here is how Holiday Wish works:

  • Each child age 11 and younger selects toys or other gifts valued at $40.
  • Each youth age 12 and older receives a $50 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:

  • Clicking here to donate online or you can write a check to Franklin County Children Services' Children's Fund and send it to Holiday Wish at 855 West Mound Street, Columbus, OH 43223.
  • Contacting Holiday Wish at or (614) 275-2525 to sponsor a child or learn more about the program
  • Contacting Holiday Wish to volunteer your time

Toy donations are being accepted from now through December 24. Holiday Wish is open for donations as follows:

  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 2: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays December 5 & 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sundays December 6 & 13: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Closed on November 26, 27 and December 25
  • Closed at 1 p.m. on December 24

Click below to watch a Holiday Wish video.


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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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