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Montgomery County Foster Care Coalition hosts annual Jingle Bell Christmas Party

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – A day of holiday fun, filled with surprises, awaited children at the annual Jingle Bell Christmas Party on Saturday, December 14, 2019. More than 600 children and teens in foster care attended this year’s event, which was hosted by the Montgomery County Foster Care Coalition.

Montgomery County Foster Care Coalition 2019 Jingle Bell Christmas Party

The 2019 Jingle Bell Christmas Party featured food, arts and crafts, face painting, train rides, a petting zoo, rock wall, mini ferris wheel, photos with Santa, activities and games for teens, and a chance to play in the snow. Every child also received their own gift during the event.

Margaret Martin, Jingle Bell Christmas Party Chair for the past three years, explained the purpose behind the annual event. “This party is about reminding children in foster care that they are loved and not forgotten during the holiday season.” Martin continued, “There is a whole network of people who want to support them and make sure they know they are cherished.”

 

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The party was presented by the Montgomery County Foster Care Coalition, a collaboration among churches, agencies, and non-profit organizations serving children in foster care in Montgomery County, Texas. The focus of the coalition is to organize and host five events for children in foster care each year – the Eggstravaganza Easter party, Always Pursue graduation event, Back to School party, Celebrate Me event for teens in care, and the Jingle Bell Christmas Party.

Coalition members include Angel Reach, B2B, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, Department of Family and Protective Services, HIS Group, Hope’s Bridge, Love Fosters Hope, Orphan Care Network, Outlook Wealth Advisors, Restoration Church, The Montgomery County Child Welfare Board, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands United Methodist Church, West Conroe Baptist Church, We Will Speak, WoodsEdge Community Church.

 

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Sponsors, underwriters, and volunteers for the Jingle Bell Christmas Party included The Montgomery County Child Welfare Board, WoodsEdge Church, Woodforest National Bank, Outlook Wealth Advisors, Junior League of The Woodlands, Woodlands Girls Softball Team, College Park High School, Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church, Two Men and a Truck, CubeSmart Storage, Whataburger, and Chick-Fil-A.

For more information about the Montgomery County Foster Care Coalition, the 2019 Jingle Bell Christmas Party, or other coalition-hosted events, contact Leshia Fisher at leshia.fisher@dfps.state.tx.us.

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