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PORT PROVIDES ELF LOUISE A HOLIDAY HOME FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT YEAR

11-18-2020

 

Port San Antonio is once again providing a big facility and utilities to this year’s Elf Louise Christmas Project.

The large space, located at 3606 SW 36th St., will be used during the holiday season to store and distribute thousands of gifts provided by area residents. The donated items will include various types of toys and games. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, gifts will not be delivered to homes by volunteer Santas this year; rather, families will receive instructions on picking their gifts up from the Elf Louise site.

Volunteers will occupy the space December 10 - 22 and will help unpack, stock and distribute the gifts as individuals arrive to pick them up. Approximately 600 volunteers are expected to help the Elf Louise initiative this year.

“Our facility at Port San Antonio has been a perfect fit for the needs of our organization,” states Elf Louise Executive Director Bill Harrison. “The size and level of security that come with our holiday headquarters are unmatched. Additionally, we are conveniently located within a ten-mile radius of most of the families served by the Elf Louise Christmas Project. We are grateful for the relationship we have enjoyed with the Port over the past several years.”

 

Founded in 1969 by Trinity University student Louise Locker, the Elf Louise Christmas Project works annually in conjunction with thousands of big-hearted South Texans, who donate their time and resources to help less-fortunate children who might otherwise be forgotten. In 2019 the organization was able to spread its cheer to approximately 20,000 children from nearly 5,500 area families.

If you would like to volunteer or donate gifts to the Elf Louise Christmas Project, please contact elflouise@elflouise.org or call (210) 224-1843. You can also visit www.elflouise.org to get more information on how to contribute online donations via Amazon, Amazon Toy Wish List, eBayPayPal, Pledge-a-Gift or Greater Giving.

If you would like to donate gifts in-person, you can drop them off at the Elf Louise headquarters.

In 2012, the San Antonio Youth Commission volunteered with Elf Louise Christmas Project doing Santa deliveries. The Elf Louise Christmas Project is dedicated to providing a little bit of joy to Bexar County's less fortunate children through the donation of holiday gifts.

The Elf Louise Christmas Project is supported by The San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers.

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