The Adams and Reese Houston office will volunteer as a drop-off site for the annual Joyful Toyful Fiesta (JTF), Inc Holiday Drive. JTF is a nonprofit organization committed to helping underprivileged youth during the holiday season and is winding down for its last holiday toy drive after 25 years. The final holiday toy drive will begin on November 3, 2014 and end on December 5, 2014.
Over 25 years, JFT has raised $997,000 for cash grants and $873,000 in toys for local children's charities. As of 2013, the organization distributed over $1.8 million to Houston non-profit organizations. In its final year, various business locations will serve as donation drop sites for holiday gifts leading to the Final Joyful Toyful Wine Pairing Dinner generously underwritten by Ibiza Food & Wine Bar and Clark Cooper Concepts.
All gifts and proceeds benefit local charities: Boys and Girls Harbor, Casa de Esperanza de Los Niños, Our Lady of Guadalupe School, The Forge for Families, and Volunteer Houston. Joyful Toyful charities are also beneficiaries of The Houstonian Club Holiday Market held on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
The toy drive will culminate with a final Joyful Toyful wine pairing dinner and live auction with auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies, Tom Koch of KTRK ABC 13. Dinner will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Ibiza Food and Wine Bar in the Midtown area from 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $300 for an individual ticket to $10,000 for preferred seating for eight. For reservations, please call 713-899-3316.
JTF is a member of the Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving, and Support), which for 25 years has devoted financial resources and thousands of volunteer hours to more than 200 community service organizations nationwide.