Who do we serve?
We provide Christmas gifts for Tarrant County foster children placed in Tarrant county foster homes, Tarrant County foster children placed in surrounding counties, or foster children from other counties placed in Tarrant County foster homes.
How can you help?
We accept donations of money, gifts or children’s books from individuals and businesses. We are a 501(c)(3) and send receipts of all donations. If you would like to honor or memorialize an individual with a donation, we will send an acknowledgement to them or their family on your behalf. Checks should be made out to Christmas Wish Project of Tarrant County.
We also need help with acquiring donated vacant warehouse space (20,000-30,000 square feet) for 3 weeks in December.
Are we affiliated with C.P.S. or other organizations?
Christmas Wish Project is a volunteer operation, a completely separate organization, and not affiliated with any other. We do rely on and appreciate the help of the Tarrant County Foster Parents Association (TCFPA) and the staff members of Child Protective Services (CPS) and Our Community Our Kids (OCOK) and other placement agencies for confirmation and to get the information distributed to the foster parents.
Calendar / Timeframe for 2016
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Website opens and application enrollment begins.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Barnes & Noble N.E. Mall – Need volunteers to work various days through Christmas
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – Application Deadline for existing Foster Children. (Only new placements will be accepted after this date)
November 20-December 18, 2017 – Donated warehouse space needed.
Monday, December 4, 2017 – Bike & toy building and sorting all week.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – Toy Distribution – Noon to 4:00pm