The Christmas Wish Project has all the time discovered a warehouse with sufficient room to retailer Christmas items for the rising variety of foster youngsters in Tarrant County and past.
Now, the nonprofit wants about 20,000 sq. ft of warehouse area to retailer items for round 1,200 youngsters.
Former Fort Price councilwoman Becky Haskin, who started the Christmas Wish Project with her friend, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, stated she can’t discover a place with sufficient area for the toys, bikes and different items.
“I’ve made so many calls. I’ve reached out to over 100 folks,” Haskin stated.
Haskin stated items are piled in her home and likewise crammed right into a small storage constructing. She stated the COVID-19 pandemic is a possible issue as a result of so many individuals and firms are having objects delivered.
However Haskin and different volunteers with the Christmas Want Mission are transferring ahead with buying items utilizing their very own cash or donated funds.
“We don’t want warmth or air con, only a place to retailer the presents,” she stated.
Haskin stated she sees plenty of empty storefronts however doesn’t get responses when she contacts people who find themselves listed on the indicators on the buildings.
“All the things we’ve been supplied is beneath 10,000 sq. ft. We’re too massive. We’re serving the entire foster youngsters,” Haskin stated.
Haskin stated the youngsters let their foster dad and mom know what they need for Christmas. Then, volunteers buy the items.
Then, foster dad and mom come to the location the place the items are saved to choose up the items in order that they will put them beneath the tree in time for Christmas morning.
The Christmas Want Mission serves foster youngsters within the Youngster Protecting Companies Area 3B which incorporates Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Palo Pinto, Hood, Erath, and Somervell counties.
“All of it works. All the things comes collectively, it’s a God factor. However proper now, this complete warehouse factor is about to drive me loopy,” Haskin stated.