About Us


Company Profile

Wishes & Prayers began in 1986. Founder, James Allen, was working two jobs and had very little money. So he went to garage sales, instead of going to stores, to purchase items that he needed for his family. On these trips, James noticed that there were several very nice stuffed animals from the upper-income homes that were hardly if at all, used or played with. He thought that instead of paying $20.00 for a brand new large stuffed animal, he could buy them for .25 cents each (after haggling them down from $1.00) at these garage sales. James would then have them cleaned up, so he could give them out to struggling families for their children. Because for many low-income and single-family children, the stuffed animal was not just a toy, it was a snuggle friend that they could hug and hold onto. Hence things started off small and in 2000, James Allen was praying and was given the name of Wishes and Prayers to use for the ministry. That is how the name Wishes & Prayers came about. In 2006 Wishes & Prayers applied for a 501c3 Non-Profit Status and now Wishes and Prayers is a 501c3 entity.



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James Allen is on the board of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which is also a 5013c entity. Wishes and Prayers continues to contribute to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and its various outlets.

Wishes & Prayers is located on the Lone Bull Ranch  at 17253 Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio, Texas. Wishes and Prayers, has hosted numerous events on the ranch that includes fishing, exotic game watching, etc. 

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17253 Nacogdoches Rd
San Antonio, TX 78266
Tel: (210) 697-1400
Fax: (210) 697-1500