Donate toys now through Dec. 24

As we turn the corner toward winter now, Franklin County Children Services turns its attentions to making sure that children in need have a happy holiday season. Their Holiday Wish program has helped more than 168,000 children over the last 50+ years by proving holiday gifts for local children.

There are several ways you can help right now:

1) Sponsor a child with a monetary donation of $40-$50. You make a donation online at http://childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/how-you-can-help/donor-opportunities.cfm. Or you can send a check to: Holiday Wish, 855 W. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43223

2) Donate new, unwrapped toys now through Dec. 24 at their 855 W. Mount St. location (they're open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 5 & 12; 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays, Dec. 6 & 13; closed on Nov. 27 and Dec. 25, and closing at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24). Click here for a list of items that are most popular: http://childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/assets/pdf/2015-FCCS-Holiday-Wish-Flyer.pdf