Tickets to the 27th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour are now available online at www.cafb.org and at Fort Bend area Randalls stores. The Christmas Home Tour features five private homes in Fort Bend County beautifully decorated for Christmas. Neighborhoods and homes vary each year, so guests who have been to the Home Tour before are guaranteed to see something new each year. This year’s homes are in historic Richmond, Lakes of Williams Ranch, Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation and Sienna Point. One ticket allows entry to all homes during tour hours, allowing busy guests to see the Tour all at once or visit a few homes each day, depending on their schedule. The Tour runs Friday, December 7 from 10 am until 4 pm and 6 pm until 9 pm and Saturday, December 8 from 10 am until 4 pm. A complete list of ticket sales locations is available at www.cafb.org.
“Our plans for the Christmas Home Tour are in full swing,” stated Child Advocates of Fort Bend Development Officer Lisa Moore. “We’ve got a lot of fun things in store for Home Tour guests this year, including our 5th annual wreath raffle. We’re in historic Richmond and Sienna Point, two neighborhoods that are new for us. There will be refreshments in all of the homes – home baked cookies in three houses, appetizers in one courtesy of Dream Dinners Missouri City and an ice cream cart in another home, courtesy of Southern Ice Cream. In addition, Santa will be on-hand at one of the homes and we’ll have valet parking available for guests at two of the five homes on Friday evening.”
The Home Tour is a fun event but, most importantly, it is a fundraiser. Nationally, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18 and it is estimated that only 1 in 10 ever tells anyone. “The number of children and families served by our Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) increased 25% in 2017 alone and has increased 58% in the last five years. In fact, by August 31, we had conducted more forensic interviews for children who made outcries of abuse than in all of 2017,” stated CEO Ruthanne Mefford. “By sponsoring or participating in the Home Tour, you can help us ensure that all child victims of abuse get the therapy and healing services they desperately need.” The Home Tour is one of Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s largest fundraisers. In fact, 94% of the money raised by the tour goes toward programs and services.
Sponsorships are still available for $100 – $15,000. “All sponsors who are participating at the $375 level and above are invited to the Sponsor Party prior to the Home Tour and they are in for a real treat this year,” stated Moore. “Our Sponsor Party will be held at The Design Firm. If you haven’t been there before (and even if you have), you’re in for a real treat. There are rooms and rooms of displays in every corner. Between the catering by Churassco’s, an edible gingerbread house, homemade macarons and a festive signature cocktail – you are guaranteed to leave there in the holiday spirit!”
To become a sponsor or to volunteer or for more information go to https://www.cafb.org/events/home-tour/ or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Shown L to R are: Anna Pack of The Design Firm, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Development Officer Lisa Moore, Home Tour Committee Member Simmi Chaudhary, Kara Wuellner of The Design Firm and Home Tour Committee Member Dana Looper.
About Child Advocates of Fort Bend:
Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to ending child abuse by providing a voice, healing the hurt, and breaking 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 improves the lives of more than 400 children each month and has served more than 15,000 children since opening its doors in 1991.
For more information on how you can become a voice for children and get involved with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, contact Volunteer Services at 281-344-5172 or email@example.com or log onto www.cafb.org.