Holiday Wishes

Turning Wishes Into Smile Graphic

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.

Holiday Wishes creates happy memories
for children in the care of CPS.


that You can help


Sponsor a Child or
be an Ambassador

Sponsor Wishes

You'll receive a child's name, age, clothing size, and wishes to purchase gifts. You'll then ship gifts to PFC or coordinate a drop-off with us.

Donate to
Holiday Wishes

Make a Donation

Your valuable monetary donation will go toward the purchase of holiday gifts. A donation of $100 will fill all three wishes for one child.

Host a General
Gift Drive

Give Gifts

Unable to sponsor a child? Donating general gifts will fill the wishes of any child who didn’t get sponsored or came into the care of CPS during December.

See the Impact.

Our Holiday Wishes program serves the entire Central Texas Community.
In 2019:

Children received gifts
Total toys and gifts donated
Volunteers helped tag and sort gifts

How it Works

  • 1

    Each child gives three holiday wishes to their caseworker

  • 2

    Caseworkers submit the wish lists to PFC staff

  • 3

    PFC matches children with donors like you to fulfill their wishes

  • 4

    Sponsors agree to get gifts to our Holiday Wishes warehouse by the set date

  • 5

    Gifts are tagged and sorted at our Holiday Wishes warehouse

  • 6

    Caseworkers pickup gifts at our warehouse to distribute

  • 7

    Gifts are delivered and wishes turn into smiles!