Last Tuesday night was a very special night at Westside Tennis & Fitness Club, as a panel of judges, including prominent business leaders and media from Houston came together in support of the 28th Annual Gallery Furniture Holiday Giveaway. And Love’s very own Billie Van Slyke, Jessica Manning and I had the pleasure of partaking in this event as well.
All the participants mingled, munched and most importantly, read through numerous touching stories submitted by friends and family of the nominees in need. By the end of the evening, 20 exceptional and deserving families were chosen to receive a house full of furniture this holiday season.
Throughout the next week, Gallery Furniture will deliver furniture specifically selected to fit each family’s needs based on the letters submitted by family and friends describing the situation.
For the past 27 years Gallery Furniture has granted holiday wishes for Houston families in need. This year, a total of thirty deserving families will be granted a full house of furniture. Check out all the letters under that Christmas tree! Gallery Furniture received over 4,500 letters this year.
Each delivery is documented by Gallery Furniture with photos. Here are some of the photo albums Gallery Furniture has collected over the years.
After reading through the heart-wrenching stories on Tuesday night, it served as a reminder of how fortunate many of us are and that it is extremely important to give back, especially during the holiday season. Whether it is donating winter clothes to a shelter, volunteering your time or raising money for a cause you believe in, remember to help those in need in your own community and give thanks for what you have and love those dear to you.