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; 2019 is the third year OICA has coordinated this effort. We will 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 other organizations be managed through OK Foster Wishes and the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. This means that more than 5,000 wish lists will be coordinated by OICA and OK Foster Wishes in 2019, and your help is needed to make these dreams come true for the foster kids you directly help by filling one or more lists.
Lists are available now! You can request from 1-99 lists, and each one will make a Foster Child’s holidays a bit brighter. To request your lists, simply click here, to have them sent by email and tell us you preferred drop off location. There also are high-value requests that can be filled; just note your choice on the List Request page. Thank you so much for helping to bring smiles to the faces of Oklahoma’s precious Foster Children.
OK Foster Wishes Gift Drive wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors: