With Thanksgiving right around the corner and more holidays to follow, ‘tis the season for generosity and community involvement. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston offer a great opportunity for giving through its Santa Project, an annual fundraiser that has been a tradition of the organization for over twelve years.
The Santa Project presents holiday gifts to young children living in the greater Houston area. These children are chosen by the club directors of each Boys & Girls Club location and then asked to submit their gift wish lists. Parents are also encouraged to help with the creation of their child’s list so that it includes both necessities and fun items.
“With the onset of the global pandemic and economic downturn at the beginning of this calendar year, the Santa Project is more important than ever to ensure that our Club members who are most in need are taken care of during the upcoming holiday season,” says Kevin Hattery, BGCGH President and CEO. “Individuals and businesses in and around the greater Houston region, including our presenting sponsor, Kroger, have always been extremely generous in sponsoring our kids. We hope the community will continue this tradition by fulfilling wish lists for as many children as possible in 2020.”
Last year, this fundraiser provided gifts for more than 1,000 children. This year, the organization plans on keeping that number high, with the intent to help as many children and teens as possible. Additionally, the organization will be sponsored by Kroger and CW39 this year — two collaborations that will definitely help to spread the good word.
This program links donating participants with a child in need, along with their wish list information. The Crosby St. location will serve as the donation drop-off site, located at 815 Crosby St. off of Allen Parkway. If you or your business would like to sponsor a child, drop-offs will be accepted December 3rd through the 9th, from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. In order to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines, appointments and masks are required.
As we all know, 2020 has brought unique problems, concerns, and hardships. Many of the families involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston need outside help more than ever. By donating to this cause, you can dramatically change the holiday experience of many this year.
Providing humble assistance and a sense of normalcy around the holidays is a priceless gift. For more information about the Santa Project, check out www.bgcgh.org or send an email to [email protected]