While you are busy trying to escape the heat and get in the groove of the new school year, Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Christmas Home Tour committee is busy preparing for its 30th annual Christmas Home Tour on December 10 and 11, 2021.
This event began 30 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 ever since.
“We are so excited to plan a live tour this year and we have lots of great sponsorship opportunities and fun new things in store for our guests,” stated Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events Specialist Tarina Sheridan. “Our wreath raffle is in its 8th year, and we will be offering a ticket and wreath raffle bundle for convenience and to increase your odds of winning. We will have live entertainment, refreshments and some fun new things including door prizes. Make sure to stay tuned to our social channels to learn more about what we’re planning,” said Sheridan.
Over the two days of the Tour, more than 2,000 guests will tour private Fort Bend County homes all decked out for Christmas. This year’s tour will feature homes in Sienna Plantation, First Colony, Sweetwater and Hillcrest Estates in Richmond. 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. 94% of the money raised through this event goes directly to programs and services that benefit the children served by Child Advocates of Fort Bend. In 2020, the agency served 3,524 children and families, which was 22% higher than the prior year due to a huge increase in reports of child abuse. The number of children and families that the agency served has increased 60% in the last 8 years. 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.