Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's  2016 "Toys for the Kids" Holiday Party
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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's  2016 "Toys for the Kids" Holiday Party

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's 2016 "Toys for the Kids" Holiday Party

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George R. Brown Convention Center (Exhibit Hall A)

1001 Avenida De Las Americas TX 77010

Houston, Texas 77010

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On behalf of the constituents of the 18th Congressional District of Texas, thank you for taking the time to volunteer on such a wonderful event!

"Toys for the Kids" is an annual event that brings children from ages 4 to 16 that live within the community. Over five thousand children attend the event. With a large number of attendees, the event takes place at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. The event begins as early as 10 AM. Weeks prior to the event, volunteers gather to coordinate event operations as well as wrap as many as thousands of gifts. Our faithful volunteers show exceptional honor in wrapping and preparing for the event. They spend countless hours setting up and breaking down prior and after the event. Volunteers take their great pride in also being a part of the event. These volunteers donate their time to help share the spirit of the holiday season to those that cannot. It is a time that all can call, “Tis the Season to be Jolly.”

The event typically includes a grand parade entrance, food and refreshments, a moon bounce, and entertainment from local singers or groups. The morning starts with thousands of children waiting in
excitement as well as those that would like to meet the Congresswoman. The parade highlights Congresswoman Sheila Jackson along with Mr. & Mrs. Clause and other dignitaries that donate
their time and support to the event. Bands honor the parade and event with joyful music to set the holiday season into place and following the parade, the Congresswoman speaks about the good
deeds of the day. The idea is to remind others that their generosity shares blessing with those less fortunate so they can experience the joy of the holiday season. Every year is a successful year, which not only brings the community together, but reaches out to those that want to share their
holiday spirit.

At the close of the event, children leave with smiles that can never be forgotten. Children bring home toys that they happily unwrapped at the event. Our annual event relies on volunteers, donations, time, and the kind consideration of the community. Our continued efforts to keep our annual, “Toys for Kids”, could not be done without the help of many.

We have multiple volunteer opportunities available, beginning December 5, 2016-December 17, 2016.

Gift Wrapping- December 5, 2016-December 15, 2016

(1919 Smith Street, Houston Texas 77002, 11th Floor Check In)

Monday, December 5, 2016 – Thursday, December 8, 2016 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday, December 9, 2016 10:00am-6:00pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00am-3:00pm

Monday, December 12, 2016 – Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00am-8:00pm

“Toys for Kids” Set-Up (consist of decorating the hall)

December 16, 2016 8:00am-10:00pm

George R. Brown Convention Center (Exhibit Hall A)


“Toys for Kids” Holiday Party (multiple areas)

December 17, 2016 8:00am-5:00pm

George R. Brown Convention Center (Exhibit Hall A)


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George R. Brown Convention Center (Exhibit Hall A)

1001 Avenida De Las Americas TX 77010

Houston, Texas 77010

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