While the temperature is hovering near 100 degrees and you are busy trying getting your kids ready to start school, the Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation and Child Advocates of Fort Bend staff, committee members, decorators and homeowners are gearing up for the 26th annual Christmas Home Tour. The Tour is less than 125 days away. Tour dates are Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9. “Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation has had a long standing relationship with this agency and with our Home Tour. We are so excited that they came forward to kick off the sponsor drive again this year as our Event Underwriter,” according to Ruthanne Mefford, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer.
Proceeds from the Christmas Home Tour help Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) advocate for the needs of abused and neglected children in this community. Through its two programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), the agency touches the lives of more than 400 young victims each month.
A Fort Bend holiday tradition, the Tour offers guests the opportunity to view beautifully decorated homes in Fort Bend County while helping to raise much needed funds to support CAFB’s programs serving abused and neglected children.
“In an effort to keep the tour fresh, we talked to our homeowners, florists and decorators about their experience and got feedback about what was working and what they would like to see in the future,” stated Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events Marketing Specialist Lisa Moore. “We are taking that feedback and making adjustments to improve the experience for everyone involved – homeowners, decorators, staff and our guests. This year’s tour is shaping up to be the most diverse one yet. We are finalizing our plans and will announce our tour neighborhoods in the coming month.”
If you have a decorator and love to decorate for the holidays, Child Advocates of Fort Bend would love to talk to you and your decorator about how you can help make a difference for children while doing something that you love to do! For more information contact Lisa Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tour hours are 10am until 4pm on December 8 and 9 with a candlelight tour on December 8 from 6pm until 9pm. Sponsorships from $100 to $15,000 are available. For sponsorship information or to help with the tour, go to www.cafb.org or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or email@example.com. For updates on home locations and ticket sales, go to www.cafb.org/Events/Home-Tour/.
About Child Advocates of Fort Bend:
Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency that has been making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children for 26 years. Its mission is to provide a voice, heal the hurt, and break the cycle of child abuse in Fort Bend County. Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASATM), Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates of Fort Bend improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 14,500 children since opening its doors in 1991. Volunteers are needed to help in the agency’s Children’s Advocacy Center and in the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. For more information on Child Advocates of Fort Bend or to become a volunteer, go to www.cafb.org or contact Lauren Jordin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-344-5258.