Elf Louise Christmas Project
Providing Christmas Gifts for San Antonio Families
Thomas J. Henry is a proud supporter of the Elf Louise Christmas Project, a San Antonio non-profit that provides Christmas gifts to Bexar County children and families.
CONTRIBUTIONS INCLUDE AN ANNUAL PLEDGE OF $50,000
Since 2015, Thomas J. Henry has provided the Elf Louise Christmas Project radiothon with a generous annual pledge of $50,000. As part of his pledge, Thomas J. Henry increases any donation made by an individual or business during the two-day radiothon by 25-percent. The pledge lasts until he and his family have contributed a minimum of $50,000.
The pledge was specifically designed to galvanize the charitable spirit of San Antonio residents, and the result has been astonishing. Over the past two years, Thomas J. Henry’s generosity has sparked more than $500,000 in donations.
ABOUT ELF LOUISE CHRISTMAS PROJECT
The project began in 1969 when our founder, Louise Locker, was a student at Trinity University in San Antonio. She found that for many San Antonio families, Christmas just did not exist. Louise began to look for a way to provide a few Christmas presents to some of these children. That first year, with the help of a friend, she collected gifts for children in 13 families. From that Christmas forward, the organization has been nothing short of a holiday miracle for the San Antonio area!
The Elf Louise Christmas Project is a 501 (C) (3) Non-profit organization staffed by all volunteers and funded by donations only. 98 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to the purchase and delivery of the toys.
The Elf Louise Christmas Project relies solely on the help of donations from grass roots San Antonio and from businesses that want to share their blessings at Christmas. People can also donate toys, but since Elf Louise needs over 60,000 gifts annually, we have to purchase many of them to meet the need of over 19,000 families. Their current budget is over $316,000. Those donations are 100% deductible.