SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2016) – Thomas J. Henry held a press conference yesterday during which he announced plans to continue his generous support of San Antonio’s Elf Louise Christmas Project – an organization committed to providing Christmas gifts for children and families in our community.
Thomas J. Henry assisted the 2015 Elf Louise Christmas Project radiothon with a $50,000 contribution. His generosity sparked more than $270,000 in donations. Thomas J. Henry has pledged to contribute another $50,000 to this year’s radiothon.
The announcement came only 10 days after Thomas J. Henry provided Thanksgiving turkeys to nearly 10,000 South Texas families.
Thomas J. Henry has pledged the $50,000 in hopes that it will once again galvanize charitable spirits in the San Antonio community. For every dollar an individual or business donates during this weekend’s radiothon, the Thomas J. Henry family will increase that donation by 25-percent.
The two-day radiothon will air on News Radio 1200 WOAI starting this Friday at North Star Mall and will run through Saturday. Donations can be made through the News Radio 1200 WOAI radiothon or online at www.ElfLouise.org
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.
Thomas J. Henry is the founder of one of the largest personal injury firms in the United States and has been representing injured victims nationwide for more than 25 years. Thomas J. Henry has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Houston and has garnered a reputation for obtaining record-breaking verdicts on behalf of clients involved in wrongful death, on the job injury, child injury, pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, catastrophic injury, and company vehicle accident cases.
Thomas J. Henry is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums and in 2013 was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers and a “Top Birth Injury Advocate” by Parenting Magazine. In 2016, Thomas J. Henry was designated a Lifetime Charter Member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America.”
Outside of the courtroom, Thomas J. Henry has established himself as a philanthropist through his consistent and generous contributions to local and global communities.
Thomas J. Henry is a loyal contributor to a number of causes, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and the Special Olympics. He is a regular sponsor of the Tony Parker Skills Clinic basketball camps which give deserving kids a chance to learn basketball skills from Spurs Point Guard Tony Parker. Every October, Thomas J. Henry Law hosts “Bark in the Park,” a community event that raises thousands of dollars for local pet charities. For the past 20 years, the Thomas J. Henry Turkey Giveaway has provided Thanksgiving turkeys to thousands of families in Texas, helping families in need, the sick, the poor, and the disabled have Thanksgiving dinner.