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Child Advocates of Fort Bend Announces 2022 Christmas Home Tour Dates
Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Christmas Home Tour staff and committee are busy preparing for its 31st annual Christmas Home Tour on December 9 and 10, 2022. Shown are Jim McClellan, representing the Presenting Sponsor, Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation and Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford.
This event began 31 years ago as a fundraiser to keep the agency’s doors open. A group of volunteers, many of whom are still involved in the agency, opened their homes, decorated for Christmas, baked cookies and charged admission. The tour was a success and has since become a Fort Bend County holiday tradition.
More than 700 volunteers will help as hosts and hostesses in the homes, serving as entertainers or by baking cookies. This is a spirited community event, but most importantly it is a fundraiser which supports programs and services that benefit the children served by Child Advocates of Fort Bend. In 2021, the agency served 4,230 children and families, which is more than ever before due to a huge increase in reports of child abuse. Your support of this event is essential to helping abused and neglected children in our community.
Sponsorships of $100 - $10,000 are now available. Please consider joining as a sponsor. It is a delightful event for a worthy cause. To become a sponsor or for more information, please contact Tarina at TSheridan@cafb.org.
About Child Advocates of Fort Bend:
Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to ending child abuse by Strengthening the Voice of the Child, Healing the Hurt, and Breaking the Cycle of abuse and neglect for children and their families in Fort Bend and surrounding counties. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASATM), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 20,500 children since opening its doors in 1991.
For more information on how you can get involved with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org or log onto www.cafb.org.