‘Make a Wish’

Christmas Project

‘Make a Wish’ Christmas


Our ‘Make a Wish’ program is designed to assist children and/or families recieving support from Wayne County Children Services during the holiday season.  

What is a Sponsor?

Our Christmas ‘Make a Wish’ program would not be a reality without the generosity of numerous sponsors (made up of corporations, individuals and groups) who make hundreds of “wishes” come true and each year there are more children with wishes to be filled.  

Wayne County Children Services confidentially matches a child with a community sponsor.  The sponsor is given the first name and age of a child, along with clothing sizes and the child’s “wishes.”  We typically ask sponsors to spend between $150-$175 per child. All items purchased for the child must be brand new.  

How do I become a Sponsor?

If you would like to sponsor a child, simply complete the inquiry form below or contact Anna Fink, Public Relations & Community Events Coordinator, to be placed on the list to receive a child’s name and wishes. 

How can I make a donation?

Monetary contributions, gift cards and “stocking stuffer gifts” are also gratefully accepted to assist with last minute needs of children that come into care closer to the holiday, emergency cases and/or special needs of a child.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation:

Please make checks payable to “Wayne County Children Services” noting the funds are for “Christmas MAW.”

 Craft/Art Supplies

Craft Kits •  Jewelry Making Kit •  Art Supply Kits • Drawing Paper/Sketch Pads • Journals • Coloring Books for Small Children & Adult Coloring Books/Sets for Older Children/Teenagers


Headphones/Earbuds / Airpods • Handheld Games• Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9 Volt)

Gift Cards 

Visa/Mastercard Gift Card • Amazon • Target • GameStop • Walmart • Kohl’s • Fast Food/Restaurants (Wendy’s/McDonald’s/BK/Pizza) • Bath & Body Works • Sephora • Dick’s Sporting Goods


Card Games • Connect 4 • Jenga • Phase 10 • Uno

Health & Beauty Items

Bath & Body Type Products (lotion, shower gels, etc.) •  Hygiene Kits for Teens

• Hair Accessories •  Shampoo / Conditioner 


Baby dolls • Balls (basketball, football, soccer) • Lego sets for all ages • Sensory items for anxiety • Fortnite items • Minecraft Items • Disney Princess items

• Remote control cars • Hoodie Sweatshirts • Insulated Drinking cups • Socks 

Teen Gifts

Wireless Ear Buds • Headphones • Bluetooth Speakers • Charging Cords/Power Bank • Fidget Type Items • Puzzles • Hoodie Sweatshirts • Drones • Stanley Cup • Gift Cards


Toddler & Baby Gifts

Toddlers: Soft baby dolls • Cozy Coupe Car • Learning toys • Clothing • Small ball pit • Pull-Up training pants & wipes  • 

Baby: Clothing • Dreft laundry soap or sensitive laundry soap • Diapers & wipes • Pacifiers • Bottle cleaning brush • Age-appropriate toys • Swing •

Please Avoid Donating:

Candy / Food • Religious Items • Razors • War Type Items (toy guns, swords, etc.) • Phones

All donations can be dropped off at Wayne County Children Services at:

2534 Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.

Please include your name/organization name and address with your donation so we may issue your tax receipt and send you a copy of our Thank You newsletter.

Tax receipts will be issued in January of next year for all donations.



Throughout the year, you may make a tax deductible donation to “Children Services Special Funds.”  Donations are separate from other agency funds. Donations may be sent to:

Wayne County Children Services
2534 Burbank Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Sponsor | Volunteer

To become a sponsor please contact:

Anna Fink

Public Relations & Community Events Coordinator
Wayne County Children Services
(330) 345-5340




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