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Holiday Happenings
“Saint Nicholas” Visits 2,200 Bay Area Children
News Release
Monday, December 24, 2007

Houston, TX – Over 2,200 children arrived at schools across the Bay Area recently to find that Saint Nicholas visited and left a gift of a backpack filled with books and toys.  Students attending pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade at McWhirter Elementary in Webster, Calvin-Vincent Head Start in Texas City, K.E. Little Elementary in Bacliff, La Porte Elementary, South Houston Elementary, as well as Kruse and L.F. Smith elementary schools in Pasadena enjoyed gifts left by “A Visit From Saint Nicholas.”

Supporting Houston and Bay Area youth for 20 years, “A Visit From Saint Nicholas” is a charitable project that provides gifts to disadvantaged children.  Recipient schools are selected where a majority of children qualify for the free/reduced lunch program, and are typically located in an economically disadvantaged area.   A total of 10,000 kids at 30 schools in greater Houston benefited from the program this year.

“A Visit From Saint Nicholas” is coordinated by Volunteer Houston and a committee of volunteers, and is generously sponsored by local businesses and individual donors.  The annual benefit takes place on December 6 – the traditional date that Saint Nicholas is celebrated around the world.

Bay Area contributors to date include: Boeing Houston Employee Community Fund, Barrios Technology, CheckFree Corporation, Chevron, Cimarron, Coast Foundation, Crowder Funeral Home, Crowder Foundation, Dow Fence, GB Tech, GHG Corporation,?GeoControl Systems, Lockheed Martin, Gulf Gas Utilities Company, Maxim Group, Rohm and Haas, Hamman Foundation, Hernandez Engineering, Herzstein Foundation, Eugene &?Marta Kranz, Dr. & Mrs. Lloyd Lake DDS, Lunar Rendezvous Festival, Dan McCarver, OilTanking Texas City, Office Depot, Dr. Robert Blanchard, DDS, One Stop Party Shop, Perry's Restaurant, PPG, Shell Oil, Sterling Chemicals, Sunoco, TechTrans, Walmart and United Space Alliance.

Call at 281-282-6034 or visit www.volunteerhouston.org for more information






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