Do you remember the excitement of the holidays, what it felt like to eagerly count down the days during the holiday season, and the thrill and anticipation of having gifts to open?

Many of the Central Texas children who are in the care of Child Protective Services during the holiday season have never had these experiences. Their lives are upside down.

You can do something to put a smile on their faces. Participate in the Holiday Wishes program, and you’ll help them create happy memories in an otherwise difficult time of their lives.

How does it work? Each child gives three holiday wishes to their caseworker. The caseworkers then submit the wish lists to us, and we match the children with donors like you in our community to fulfill those wishes. It’s that simple. The suggested contribution per child is $75.

Together, we were able to provide gifts to over 6,800 children in 2019. We look forward to spreading the joy again this holiday season and hope you will join us. More information about 2020 will be out in late summer/early fall.

Here are the different ways you can get involved:


Have a group of friends who would like to serve as sponsors in our Holiday Wishes program? Becoming a program ambassador could be the perfect fit for you. Ambassadors serve as a liaison between sponsors and PFC staff. Once a group of sponsors has been formed, you’ll request the total number of children for the group, relay their wishes and coordinate a drop-off with us. If you and your community, co-workers, family, or friends have been looking for a way to give back during the holidays, this is a great opportunity.


Your valuable monetary donation will go toward the purchase of holiday gifts. A donation of $75 will fill all three wishes for one child. Thank you for adding some sparkle to a child's life this holiday season!