Top Left to right: GiGi’s Playhouse Sugar Land attendee, Carrie, Recipients of FBCDC Open Doors program
Bottom: Homes destroyed in Harvey being restored by Habitat for Humanity Fort Bend
With the calendar year racing ahead the 2019 Sugar Plum Market presented by the Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) and Title Sponsor, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, is just around the corner. The 19th Annual Market will take place at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center Friday, November 8th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special Preview Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th. This VIP event allows patrons to shop the Market before the general public.
The 2019 Market theme, JOY to the World, is more than just a theme as this common holiday phrase has become more of the mission of the Market. The 2018 Market raised a record breaking $335,000 which provided grants to non-profit organizations across Fort Bend County.
Beneficiary GiGi’s Playhouse Sugar Land “is grateful to have the continued support of the Fort Bend Junior Service League. Because of your support we are able to deliver free programs, positive support, social change campaigns, and more. Your [FBJSL] funds are helping individuals with Down Syndrome achieve greater wellness, education, career skills, autonomy and acceptance within their communities.” Says Dawn Schordock, Operations Director of GiGi’s Playhouse Sugar Land.
“We are deeply grateful for the Sugar Plum Market’s support of Open Doors. Thank you for helping us provide an amazing environment for learning in Fort Bend, and for ensuring that all children in the community, regardless of their financial circumstances, are able to experience Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center (FBCDC) through Open Doors.” Says Hunter Reynolds, Donor Relations Coordinator of Children’s Museum of Houston.
“Through the partnership with the FBJSL, proceeds from the Market fund the CHR program and have impacted over 30 families in Fort Bend County. In 2018, as FBHFH works towards the road to recovery for victims of Hurricane Harvey, our partnership with FBJSL and the Sugar Plum Market will be crucial to the overall health and well being of those that lost their homes during the storm.” Says Sherwin Sun, Executive Director of Fort Bend Habitat for Humanity.
Thank you for all the Joy you brought to the 2018 Market. The 2019 Market will once again benefit numerous Fort Bend County charities and continue to spread JOY. None of the grants would be possible without the continued support and generosity. FBJSL would like to say thank you to 2019 current top sponsors; Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, City of Stafford, Sterling McCall Fort Bend Toyota, Absolutely Focus Media, Pamela Printing, Houstonia, Living Magazine, HEB, Stewart Title Company Houston, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP, and Rep. Phil Stephenson. For more information, including sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please visit www.sugarplummarket.com or contact the Sugar Plum Market Co-Chairs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.