Day 1: Franklin County Children Services

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

These children may live with their parents, relatives or foster parents. There is no guarantee these children will receive a gift for their special holiday without the sponsorship of individuals, businesses and community groups who donate new toys for children ages 11 and younger, and monetary donations for older children.

Over the years, many caring donors have given generously, making it possible for thousands of children served by FCCS to have a joyous holiday.

Long-standing donor, the local Walmart Distribution Center, takes the holiday wishes of 200 children each year, ensuring they have gifts to open. The JC Penney Logistics and Receiving Departments rally their employees and donate money to sponsor teens. In addition, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches, school groups, civic organizations, and individuals help put smiles on the faces of children in need.

Children Services is located at 855 W. Mound St. in Columbus and all donations are tax deductible. Donors can help make children's wishes come true by making a donation online here, or by calling (614) 275-2525. This year, Holiday Wish progress can be followed on the agency Facebook page. For more information about Holiday Wish, click here.

About the series

The 12 Days of Giving is a project initiated by Columbus Parent Magazine to give non-profit organizations an outlet for their message.

In these tough economic times, non-profit organizations are the first to see their resources evaporate.

These great organizations rely on your time, talent, and treasure to make a difference in our community. Please consider becoming a sponsor of one of these great community leaders.