Although it’s still summer and the temperature is hovering near 100 degrees, the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation and Child Advocates of Fort Bend staff, committee members, decorators and homeowners are gearing up for the 26th annual Christmas Home Tour.
The tour is less than 125 days away. Tour dates are Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9. “Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation has had a long standing relationship with this agency and with our home tour. We are so excited that they came forward to kick off the sponsor drive again this year as our event underwriter,” said Ruthanne Mefford, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer.
Proceeds from the Christmas Home Tour help Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) advocate for the needs of abused and neglected children in the community. Through its two programs, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), the agency touches the lives of more than 400 young victims each month.
A Fort Bend holiday tradition, the tour offers guests the opportunity to view beautifully decorated homes in Fort Bend County while helping to raise much needed funds to support CAFB’s programs serving abused and neglected children.
“In an effort to keep the tour fresh, we talked to our homeowners, florists and decorators about their experience and got feedback about what was working and what they would like to see in the future,” said Child Advocates of Fort Bend Events Marketing Specialist Lisa Moore. “We are taking that feedback and making adjustments to improve the experience for everyone involved – homeowners, decorators, staff and our guests. This year’s tour is shaping up to be the most diverse one yet. We are finalizing our plans and will announce our tour neighborhoods in the coming month.”
Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a candlelight tour on Dec. 8 from 6-9 p.m. Sponsorships from $100 to $15,000 are available. For sponsorship information or to help with the tour, go to www.cafb.org or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updates on home locations and ticket sales, go to www.cafb.org/Events/Home-Tour/.