Connecting the community with opportunities to serve Oklahoma’s children affected by abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
OK Foster Wishes coordinates with OKDHS to receive foster children’s holiday wish lists from all over the state. We then partner with the community to distribute the wish lists through businesses, organizations, and individuals as a direct gift to a child in custody.
The effort has brought great awareness to the foster care issue by safely lifting the veil of confidentiality to show that children in foster care are not nameless, faceless kids, who many believe that the government is solely responsible for, but real kids just like kids in our neighborhood who have the same hopes, dreams and wants.
This year, OKDHS has designated all “Wish Lists” not taken by smaller organizations be managed through OK Foster Wishes and the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. This means that more than 5,300 wish lists will be coordinated by OICA and OK Foster Wishes, and your help is needed to make these dreams come true for the foster kids you directly help by filling one or more lists.
All lists have been distributed! Thank you to all who requested them! About 5% of lists come back unfulfilled, so we need your support to stock the Santa Store. Please make a tax-deductible donation to OK Foster Wishes today!
OK Foster Wishes Gift Drive wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors: