To provide every foster child in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Erath, Palo Pinto, Hood and Somervell Texas Counties with the Best Christmas Wish possible.
Christmas Wish Project "CWP" is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-frills project with 100 percent of donations going toward the mission.
We work under the guidance of “Keep it simple … Don’t lose focus.”
For two months every year, CWP operates without insurance, office space, supplies or even a post office box, to give Tarrant County foster children the best Christmas possible. There’s no middleman or overhead costs.
The Tarrant County and DFW Foster Parents Associations, Chosen Ones, Our Community Our Kids (OCOK) and other foster care agencies distribute CWP information to foster parents. The parents then fill out an online application about their foster child and the child’s wish. CWP volunteers search for, purchase and organize those wishes to be distributed in time for Christmas morning.
Through generous supporters, CWP establishes its base in a donated warehouse to organize purchases for gift pick-ups.
Savvy CWP shoppers utilize every coupon, credit card offer, and connection to stretch donations to the fullest. Gifts are available for pick up by the foster parents weeks before Christmas, allowing them to play Santa with their foster children on Christmas Day, just like a real family.
The idea is simple. Help foster parents make precious, long-lasting memories for their foster child. While many of the children wish for their first bike and older teens wish for gift certificates to buy stylish clothing, the result is the same: foster children enjoying a simple childhood rite of passage that many of us take for granted.
In 2018, CWP granted wishes for more than 900 foster children. With your generosity, CWP can continue making a difference in the lives of children across the county.
In the Spirit of Giving,
Becky L. Haskin