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 333 Morris Witt 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 November 13 - December 21 and will help unpack, stock and distribute the gifts as individuals arrive to pick them up. Approximately 800 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, and the Port has played a huge role in our success over the past several years,” 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 2020 the organization was able to spread its cheer to approximately 18,000 children from around 5,400 area families.
If you would like to volunteer or donate gifts to the Elf Louise Christmas Project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.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, eBay, PayPal, 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.
The Elf Louise Christmas Project is supported by the following sponsors: